Re: spam back!!

Sam wrote:

> Can we spam back? Why doesn't everyone on this list return a spam message
> telling this "blood sucking asshole" (a very appropriate phrase) to fuck off
> and leave our list alone? I deleted my original spam, so I can't do that
> myself.

A great majority of spam is sent from fake addresses, so returning it usually
has no effect other than getting back an "invalid address" error message.
The non-Virginia headers for this particular spam were as follows:

Received: from ([]) by lists.village.Virginia.EDU (8.8.5/8.6.6) with SMTP id XAA04857 for <foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Fri, 3 Jul 1998 23:36:52 -0400
From: maurice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Received: from tara by via SMTP (951211.SGI.8.6.12.PATCH1502/940406.SGI)
id CAA03129; Fri, 3 Jul 1998 02:27:39 -0500
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 02:27:39 -0500
Message-Id: <199807030727.CAA03129@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: gloria234@xxxxxxx
Subject: Are you an Internet Marketer?

I checked out userid "maurice" on "" and got the reply
"user unknown", so I suspect that returning the spam is pointless. The
"" information may be relevant to tracing down where the
spam really came from.

There is a very comprehensive Web page dedicated to spam-fighting tools and
techniques at:


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