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Subject: Re: Are You Pissed?
From: pmck @ en . com (Monee C. Kidd)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 17:52:56 -0500 (EST)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

>Wait a minute... Peter Quizert from Eau Claire is selling piss kits?!?
>                 ^^^^^ ^^^^         ^^^ ^^^^^^            ^^^^
>Is this a _joke_? ;)
>
>If it is, it's a pretty bad one, but whether it's a 'namephreak' gag or
>not, it's becoming apparent to me that we have achieved a virtual state of
>war with the spammers. I'm pretty sick of Spam in my diet... it would be
>one thing if I was scooping it out of the can and heaping it on my _own_
>plate, but I'm not: someone is leaning over my shoulder and spreading it
>nice and thick on my toast for me. >gag<

[rest snipped]

The postmaster on primenet.com is a pretty swift one. I got this in
response to my note to him:

>Status:
>Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 12:19:13 -0700 (MST)
>From: "James J. Lippard" <lippard2 @
 primenet .
 com>
>To: pmck @
 en .
 com
>Subject: Recent Primenet spam
>
>Greetings!
>
>You are receiving this automatic response because you have sent email
>to postmaster @
 primenet .
 com with a subject containing either the word
>"spam" or the phrase "ARE YOU PREPARED," and are almost certainly
>complaining about the massive email spam to mailing lists by Primenet user
>peterqz @
 primenet .
 com, Peter Quizert.  Excuse me, I mean ex-Primenet
>user Peter Quizert.  His account has been terminated and is being billed
>for the time required to respond to complaints.  A report has been
>posted to news.admin.net-abuse.misc.
>   We apologize for the net abuse, which is a violation of our user
>agreement, the relevant section of which is appended below for your
>information.
>
>If you would like to reply to this message for any reason, you do not
>need to worry about getting an autoresponse so long as the subject of
>your message contains "Recent Primenet spam."
>
>Jim Lippard
>Web Administrator, Postmaster, and Spam Canceller
>Primenet Services for the Internet
>
>21.  The following violations of "netiquette" are grounds for immediate
>     suspension of service pending investigation by PRIMENET and will
>     result in termination of the account(s) the investigation determines
>     to have originated or transmitted these types of traffic.
>  (a) Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an
>      excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., more than 20) or continued
>      posting of articles which are off-topic (e.g., off-topic according
>      to the newsgroup charter or the article provokes complaints from
>      the regular readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic).
>  (b) Sending unsolicited mass emailings (i.e., to more than 25 users)
>      which provoke complaints from the recipients.
>  (c) Engaging in either (a) or (b) from a provider other than PRIMENET and
>      using an account on PRIMENET as a mail drop for responses.
>  (d) Continued harrassment of other individuals on the Internet after
>      being asked to stop by those individuals and by PRIMENET.
>  (e) Impersonating another user or otherwise falsifying one's user name
>      in email, Usenet postings, on IRC, or with any other Internet
>      service.  (This does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC or
>      the use of anonymous remailer services.)
>  Users whose accounts are terminated for any of the above infractions
>  are also responsible for the cost of labor to cleanup and respond to
>  complaints incurred by PRIMENET.

----------------

Not this this will clear out all spam from the net, but we can rest easy,
knowing that this particular spammer has been stopped.

--
Generic .sig file. Use your imagination.
Monee C. Kidd
pmck @
 en .
 com




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