A Conversation for Spam - the Net Term

Anti-spam measures

Post 1


As I have occasionally received unsolicited spam from companies with web sites and contact email addresses provided. It strikes me as only fair to subscribe one spammer's email address to the spam list of another spammer company!

The other tactic with less of an obvious impact is to stop buying things from, or using companies that send unsolicited spam (and junk mail). As a direct result of spam and junk mail I will shortly be moving my current and savings accounts to another bank!

I think we need to get the message across that SPAMMING DOES NOT PAY!

Anti-spam measures

Post 2


Yes indeed...

If you can manage to track down the ISPs involved, you can always report spammers and (possibly) get their accounts disabled... as far as I'm aware, virtually all ISPs make spamming illegal under their terms of use.

I don't seem to get particularly much these days, actually, but there's always some...

Anti-spam measures

Post 3

Is mise Duncan

You should always report spam.
To do this look in your email header and get the IP address of the first ISP to process the message - this will be the spammer's ISP.
Then go to http://combat.uxn.com/ and type that IP into the IP Whois box and press "Query"
Then forward the spam on to the email address llisted as the ISP abuse contact. A good ISP will then suspend the offending account.

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