Spam from Highwinds Media

Discussion in 'XML' started by The Magpie, May 22, 2009.

  1. The Magpie

    The Magpie Guest

    We're getting a lot of spam here all sourced from Highwinds Media
    which appears to be an American company. Anything you American readers
    can do to stop this idiot - report him to his ISP or whatever?
    Anything that can stop the moron.
     
    The Magpie, May 22, 2009
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  2. The Magpie wrote:
    > We're getting a lot of spam here all sourced from Highwinds Media
    > which appears to be an American company. Anything you American readers
    > can do to stop this idiot - report him to his ISP or whatever?
    > Anything that can stop the moron.


    Contacted the ISP (Tip: Look at the full message headers for the
    X-Complaints-To:). Their response: "We have been actively working to
    deal with this recent, aggressive spam attack and believe that we have
    finally gotten things under control. Please check the announcement on
    our website, http://www.usenetmonster.com"

    If it happens again, you now know what to do: check X-Complaints-To: and
    send mail to that userID, including a full copy of the offending post
    (again, with full headers; they may need all that detail in order to
    trace the troublemaker). Keep it at least moderately polite; in most
    cases ISPs really are making an honest effort to prevent abuse.
     
    Joe Kesselman, May 22, 2009
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  3. The Magpie

    The Magpie Guest

    Joe Kesselman wrote:
    >
    > [snip]... Keep it at least moderately polite; in most
    > cases ISPs really are making an honest effort to prevent abuse.


    That was more or less what I was asking - some ISPs here in the UK are
    damned hard to kick into action and I wondered if the same was true
    for you folks.
     
    The Magpie, May 23, 2009
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  4. The Magpie wrote:
    > That was more or less what I was asking - some ISPs here in the UK are
    > damned hard to kick into action and I wondered if the same was true
    > for you folks.


    Drifting offtopic, but: Some are, some aren't. As anywhere. If you gripe
    nothing may happen, but if you don't gripe you *know* nothing will
    happen, so...

    (Wonder whether anyone has created a plug-in for Firefox which would
    make sending a complaint a single-click operation. If not, someone should.)
     
    Joe Kesselman, May 23, 2009
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  5. The Magpie

    Peter Flynn Guest

    Joe Kesselman wrote:
    > The Magpie wrote:
    >> That was more or less what I was asking - some ISPs here in the UK are
    >> damned hard to kick into action and I wondered if the same was true
    >> for you folks.

    >
    > Drifting offtopic, but: Some are, some aren't. As anywhere. If you gripe
    > nothing may happen, but if you don't gripe you *know* nothing will
    > happen, so...
    >
    > (Wonder whether anyone has created a plug-in for Firefox which would
    > make sending a complaint a single-click operation. If not, someone should.)


    Sure-fire way to get them to block all Firefox users...

    ///Peter
     
    Peter Flynn, May 23, 2009
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