the latest word (was: Where to complain about magazine Spam)

Doug Yanega dyanega at DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU
Tue Dec 5 12:32:23 CST 1995

Apologies to keep bringing this up, but I've gotten enough private contacts
from other taxacomers to suggest folks ARE willing to complain. It turns
out that, while acting in collaboration with "Krazy Kevin" in
the past, may actually be blameless in the present round of Spam, and the
following individual has apparently traced the present provider - and also
implies that by using forged identities and forged addresses, Kevin may be
committing a form of fraud:

> From: mhollowa at (Michael Holloway)
> Newsgroups:
> Subject: Kevin Lipsitz spamming from slipnet/freeppp AGAIN!
> Date: 4 Dec 1995 20:46:34 -0700
> He's back to using the fax machine and PO box again.  I'm sending off another
> letter to Postmaster, Staten Island, NY 10312-0990, and suggest you do the
> same.  Sooner or later someone's going to take interest in the way he's
> misrepresenting himself.  Mail to ANYTHING in the header will get you
> absolutely nowhere. is at
>    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
>       Slipnet Domain Master  (SLP-DM)  domain at
>       (415) 281-3127  Fax: (415) 543-6398
> Maybe e-mail here will finally get Lipsitz off freeppp.

Note that if you try to complain directly to Kevin's personal e-mail
address (, he has set up an autobot which will mail-bomb anyone who
sends a complaint to that address. This guy is devious in the extreme. You
may wonder *why* I keep bringing this up, but if we can't make an example
of this one spammer, others will doubtless follow his lead (the mass media
have picked up already on the advertising potential of the Internet, so we
can expect the pressure for exploitation to continue to grow
exponentially). The Internet has no central governing body, so personal
action is required to control spammers. I'd like to be able to use the
Internet 10 years from now, myself.

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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