Fixing the spam from MPCUSTOMER.com
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Thu Jun 10 16:37:10 UTC 2010
I have an approach that will get MidPhase's attention, but I need the help
of as many of the other victims of their borked support system as I can
Anybody who gets one of their misbeggotten trouble-ticket acks, please
forward (or copy, or whatever) the message, with *COMPLETE* headers, to
'mp-spam at r-bonomi.com'. Feel free to forward _every_ such ack you get,
If you have saved copies of their prior crimes, feel free to send them to
the above address, as well. Please send each such as a separate email,
however; I'm tabulating on the basis of each message received -here-.
If you have/use procmail for handling incoming mail,, a recipie of:
* ^From: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
! mp-spam at r-bonomi.com
will do it automatically, _and_ eliminate it from your inbox.
However you do it, I'll bit-bucket anything not matching those two REs in
an _unanchored_ form, so a 'false-positive' in a forwarded message is "no
The larger the number of 'victims' I can show _actual_proof_ of, the more
of a reaction I'll be able to stir up.
The 'fun-and-games' -- They are in out-and-out violation of that mostly
*useless* piece of legislation known as CAN-SPAM. Their *forgery* of the
"From: " line to show the address of the mailing-list is a clear violation
of 15 USC 7704 (a) (1). What's even -more- fun, is that they are going to
shoot themselves in the foot -- they will auto-ack *this* message, thereby
establishing that they have "actual notice" of the violation, and thus,
that *EVERY* subsequent violation is 'knowing and wilful'.
Enough of the people on this list (a) run their own servers, and (b) provide
email handling for at least _one_ other person, such that they qualify, UNDER
CAN-SPAM, as an ISP, and thus _have_ "standing" to initate a private lawsuit
under said law (=individuals= do _not_ have that right, *only* ISPs, the way
the law is written). Now, with a whole _bunch_ of *ISPs* being victims,
there is the possibility of a _CLASS_ACTION_ civil suit.
One can imagine what kind of _news_ coverage that even the contemplation
of such an action would carry.
When I have a reasonable amount of 'ammunition' in hand, I look forward to
a _very_ "interesting" discussion with their legal counsel. <*BIG* grin>
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