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Subject:

Re: Your recommendation please: a big volume mail solution

From:

Bob Johnson <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:16:32 -0500

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On Tuesday 06 November 2007 20:21, Jon Lewis wrote:
> The best way to avoid looking like a spammer is to not spam.  Anything

I take it, then, that Atlantic.net is not trying to avoid looking like a 
spammer? Isn't the ISP that hosts a spammer tainted by the spam as well?

Everyone in my office gets spam from the Hippodrome. None of us have ever 
signed up for it. None of us want it. It originates from an Atlantic.net 
address. My complaints to the Hippodrome _and_ to Atlantic.net were 
completely ignored. I finally (supposedly) got off the list by telephoning 
the Hipp, and I blocked them at our server for the rest of our office (so for 
all I know, I'm still on the list). 

Their spam did not include any contact info for removal from their spam list.

By the way, the address they were spamming me at is one that is only published 
on one web page. I never provide it to anyone, so they clearly obtained it by 
harvesting addresses from that (UF department) web site, although when I 
called them they denied that they do this. 

A quick look at our server logs shows that they are still hammering us with 
spam, a lot of it to non-existent addresses. And their server won't take "no 
such user" as an answer. E.g.

2007-11-04 11:25:29 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure
2007-11-04 12:01:35 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure
2007-11-04 12:38:33 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure
2007-11-04 13:25:30 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure
2007-11-04 13:51:01 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure
2007-11-04 14:38:30 -0500 H=(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122] 
F=<[log in to unmask]> rejected RCPT <[log in to unmask]>: Previous (cached) 
callout verification failure

(these are all getting 550 responses from us - yet they keep re-trying)

And like all good spammers, they use a fake server name:
2007-11-02 15:58:30 -0400 no IP address found for host 
hippodrome-gsvl-gw-1.atlantic.net (during SMTP connection from 
(server2.Hippodrome) [209.208.9.122])


- Bob

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