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Subject: The problem with Michael Tratz (mailing @ esosoft . com)
From: jsnyder @ bga . com (John R. Snyder)
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 11:06:48 -0500
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . com

>From: "Michael Tratz (The real one)" <michael @
 esosoft .
>To: <jsnyder @
 pobox .
>Cc: <kajor @
 kajor .
>Subject: The problem with Michael Tratz (mailing @
 esosoft .
>Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 17:56:58 +0200
>X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
>X-Priority: 3
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Hello Listmanagers,
>First our company wants to apologize for the spammer which has caused very
>big problems on your lists.
>Here is the real story about this person:
>Our company has canceled the account of this spammer!! He has used the name
>from one of our support team. (And this I am.) To spam out addresses. Our
>postmaster has noticed this, because the mailbox filled up with emails and
>it seems that he was unable to get off from a list. And then we have taken
>a closer look at our server logs and we have seen that he has posted many
>emails to some Majordomo servers. He has also done such a thing earlier
>before, but he has send out some spam mail to some Internet users. We have
>got complaints about him. We have warned him and we thought that he will
>never do such a thing again.
>But this was a false thought therefore we have canceled his mail account at
>His real name is: Andreas Worlov. I don't know which email address he use
>He has asked several questions and then he has thought: I can use his name
>to spam out addresses.....
>I can't understand this. But our company will cancel every account
>immediately, if we see that someone is doing such things. We will never
>warn someone again and give him a second chance.
>Our company apologizes for this user again. I hope you can understand it.
>Can you post this message to this listmanagers list, too? Or do you know,
>how I can do it?
>Regards and sorry again
>Michael Tratz
>Esosoft Support

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