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Subject: re the magazine subscription spam
From: ckk @ uchicago . edu
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 14:29:23 -0600
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
Reply-to: ckk @ uchicago . edu

Here's what I sent today to postmaster @
 free .
 org in response to the latest 
round of the FREE! magazine subscription thing still coming from Kevin 
Lipsitz. He got kicked off ixc.net but now he's moved onto free.org instead. I 
will check on the newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.misc for the latest updates. 
-- Chris Koenigsberg


------- begin forwarded message -----------
To: postmaster @
 free .
 org
Cc: spam @
 zorch .
 sf-bay .
 org, header-people @
 mc .
 lcs .
 mit .
 edu
Subject: Kevin Lipsitz magazine subscription spamming from your site

Dear postmaster @
 free .
 org,

Apparently the notorious Kevin Lipsitz has now moved his obnoxious "FREE 
magazine subscription" email spam operation to your systems (ppp007.free.org) 
after he was kicked off his last host at ixc.net. Enclosed is a copy that I 
received today. The contents of the message (he sent it through the 
"header-people" mailing list, a favorite target of his) are identical to the 
ones that Kevin Lipsitz had been sending outpreviously from PPP nodes at 
ixc.net, with which he has enraged a large percentage of the Internet user 
population.

I advise you to take action and terminate Kevin Lipsitz's access to your 
services as soon as possible, or there is going to be trouble coming your way, 
once the majority of his enraged recipients figure out that you are 
responsible for his latest perpetration of fraud. The majority of them might 
not be as polite as I have learned to be (I'm a postmaster too so I sympathize 
with you).

Notice that all the "To:" and "From": headers on his message are forged 
(they're the same as his last several ones).

You can follow the history of Kevin Lipsitz and how he's been tracked down, 
kicked off of ixc.net and how they may have to sue him in court for fraud, by 
reading the Usenet newsgroup "news.admin.net-abuse.misc".

Here is a message I received from the ixc.net administrators after they 
terminated Kevin Lipsitz's access to their services. Unfortunately, it looks 
like you're going to be forced to take the same action that they have, since 
he's using you now:

-------------
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 21:41:45 -0500 (EST)
>From: Kathryn Kelly <kkelly @
 ixc .
 ixc .
 net>
Subject: Spamming complaint

Dear Sir or Ma'am:

We regret that you received electronic mail of an inappropriate nature
from our site, ixc.net, about magazine subscriptions.

This was out of our control as we provide free internet accounts to
those who need them.

We have turned off our program to allow automatic creation of new accounts.
We now check each user's phone number and are not opening multiple accounts
for the same individual.

We wish you to do something for us.
We have the address where the individual sending out this
material receives his physical mail.
Please send a letter of complaint to the postmaster at
   Postmaster
   Staten Island NY 10312
Regarding the person at this address:
   Magazine Club Inquiry Center
   Att. Internet Services Department
   P. O. Box 120990
   Staten Island NY 10312 0990

-------------------------------------------
Next, after my .signature, I enclose a complete copy of the message Kevin 
Lipsitz forwarded out through your "ppp007.free.net" node.

Sincerely,
Chris Koenigsberg
U. of Chicago Academic Computing Services
ckk @
 uchicago .
 edu, postmaster @
 uchicago .
 edu

------- Forwarded Message

>From header-people-errors @
 mc .
 lcs .
 mit .
 edu  Sat Nov 11 04:31:21 1995
Return-Path: header-people-errors @
 mc .
 lcs .
 mit .
 edu
Received: from mc.lcs.mit.edu (mc.lcs.mit.edu [18.111.0.179]) by 
prism.uchicago.edu (8.6.11/8.6.11) with SMTP id EAA20506 for <ckk @
 uchicago .
 edu>
; Sat, 11 Nov 1995 04:28:03 -0600
Received: from mc.lcs.mit.edu by mc.lcs.mit.edu id aa26298; 11 Nov 95 5:18 EST
Received: from [132.206.27.12] by mc.lcs.mit.edu id aa26289; 11 Nov 95 5:14 EST
Received: from [199.3.242.38] (ppp007.free.org [199.3.242.38]) by 
sirocco.CC.McGill.CA (8.6.12/8.6.6) with SMTP id EAA16681; Sat, 11 Nov 1995 
04:50:30 -0500
X-SMTP-Posting-Origin: [199.3.242.38] (ppp007.free.org [199.3.242.38])
X-Sender: yoshio @
 osak .
 ac .
 jp (Unverified)
Message-Id: <v0153051facca0e1e11d6 @
 [204 .
 183 .
 126 .
 181]>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Reply-To: FREE-magazine-subscription-offer @
 0 .
 5 .
 5 .
 1 .
 7 .
 6 .
 9 .
 8 .
 1 .
 7 .
 1 .
 tpc .
 int
Approved: moderator
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 18:05:30 +0900
X-PH: V3 .
 6 .
 1 @
 prism
To: yoshio @
 osak .
 ac .
 jp
From: yoshio @
 osak .
 ac .
 jp, agc03255 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp, agc03895 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp,   
      abd03395 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp, nak @
 sinnica .
 edu .
 tw, chu @
 aoone .
 net .
 au,         
jtw @
 dialicks .
 co .
 nz, harry @
 nitec .
 ac .
 jp, leeni @
 osaka .
 ac .
 jp, gar @
 unee .
 edu,        
 seng @
 pll .
 my, tov04894 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp, rey02834 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp,         
jui @
 pll .
 my, hree @
 pll .
 my, kari @
 osaka .
 ac .
 jp, are04355 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp,         
yxr03785 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp, anb02395 @
 niftyserv .
 or .
 jp, tfg @
 sinnica .
 edu .
 tw,        
 veb @
 aoone .
 net .
 au, yre @
 dialicks .
 co .
 nz, alan @
 nitec .
 ac .
 jp,         
naga @
 osak .
 ac .
 jp,         "Association of International Students, Executive 
Board\  of Directors, Japan Chapter" <set @
 unee .
 edu>
Subject: AOIS Approved News Release:  World's *Cheapest* Way to get USA 
Magazine  Subscriptions delivered to *any* country (1,500+ USA titles to 
choose  from) + FREE 1 yr. subscription (choose from 295+ titles)

- -----> NOTE:   Please first read my note which appears below the "Request
for more info Form."  Then, to get more info, just fill out the "Request
for More Info" form completely and email it back to the company.  To make
it easier for you to reply, I have put their address in the "Reply-To"
field, which means you can just use your email software to reply to this
message in order to get that address to pop-up in your "To:" field. <-----


*------------cut here-----------------------------------------------*
REQUEST FOR MORE INFO:  please return *only* this section only via
internet email to:

FREE-magazine-subscription-offer @
 0 .
 5 .
 5 .
 1 .
 7 .
 6 .
 9 .
 8 .
 1 .
 7 .
 1 .
 tpc .
 int

Sorry, but incomplete forms *will not* be acknowledged.  If you do not
have an email address, or access to one, they will not be able to help you
until you do have one.  If you saw this message, then you should have one.  :)

[ ..... rest deleted ..........]

----- end forwarded message about magazine subscription spam --


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