Cialis etc.

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Wed Feb 16 00:00:58 GMT 2005

On 02/15/05 06:41 PM, Charles Swiger sat at the `puter and typed:
> On Feb 15, 2005, at 6:19 PM, Richard Meyer wrote:
> > I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam 
> > e-mails. More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never 
> > subscribed to begin with) have gone un-implemented.  What can I do ?
> Use a spam filter.  Don't try to unsubscribe to spam messages, just 
> report them to postmaster@ the domain of the sender and/or the ISP 
> hosting the server.

This is almost always a tricky proposition.  Spammers never use an
email address belonging to them.  They usually use another address
randomly chosen from their "subscription" list.  So complaining to the
apparent sender or their ISP is just causing more spam related
resource waste - mostly yours in this case.

You really need to check the headers in very careful detail to see
where the message originated, and even then, you're likely to get some
disagreement from the admin responsible.  It may be that the actual
source is a trojaned winbox or an open relay, and you won't always get
much headway in either case.  Check with your ISP to see if they
handle abuse reports regarding spam originating outside their network.
Usually they don't, but if they do, they'll track down the originator
and fight the battle themselves.

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