Where to complain about magazine Spam (again)

Doug Yanega dyanega at DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU
Mon Dec 4 10:41:48 CST 1995

This is the third time Krazy Kevin has targeted Taxacom with his trash,
maybe a few more vocal complaints are in order to get him shut down. Note
that the following header information is entirely fraudulent (i.e., no one
in New Zealand has anything to do with this):

>X-Sender: karen1 at uni.masey.ac.nz (Unverified)
>Mime-Version: 1.0
>Approved: moderator
>Date:         Mon, 4 Dec 1995 23:24:46 +1000
>Reply-To: "Association of International Students,              Executive
>Board of Directors,              New Zealand Chapter"
><gspelling at EARTHLITE.CO.NZ>
>Sender: Biological Systematics Discussion List <TAXACOM at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>
>Comments:     RFC822 error: <W> More than one sender was specified. Second and
>              following senders discarded.
>From: "Association of International Students,              Executive Board
>of Directors,              New Zealand Chapter"
><gspelling at EARTHLITE.CO.NZ>
>Subject:      ===>> FREE 1 yr. Magazine Sub sent worldwide- 295+ Popular USA
>              Titles
>Comments: To: karen at uni.masey.ac.nz
>To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM <TAXACOM at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>

The source of this Spam is the following person, who will doubtless ignore
any complaints directed to him:

        Kevin Jay Lipsitz (KJL-DOM)
        PO Box 120990
        Staten Island NY  10312-0990

        Domain Name: KJL.COM

        Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
           Lipsitz, Kevin Jay  (KJL2)  krazykev at KJL.COM

This company is served (last anyone was able to determine; it's hard to
tell sometimes exactly where Kevin's Spam is coming from at any given time)
by the following Internet access company, and THEY at least may be
responsive to complaints:

        ABSnet Internet Services (ABS3-DOM)
           200 East Lexington Street
           Suite 1602
           Baltimore, MD  21202

           Domain Name: ABS.NET

           Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
              Leadmon, Howard  (HL52)  howardl at ABS.NET

Many service providers take very seriously net abuse such as Spam which
goes through their systems. Listserv Spam is even *worse* than usual, since
it forces its way into people's mailboxes, rather than sitting on a
bulletin board waiting for people to read it. It may not be illegal, but if
it is tolerated and proliferates, the Internet *will* inevitably collapse.
Could *you* handle receiving 5,000 pieces of e-mail advertising in your
account every day?

Doug Yanega       Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA      phone (217) 244-6817, fax (217) 333-4949
 affiliate, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Entomology
  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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