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Re: Anti-SPAM announcement from AT&T Worldnet

  • From: Janet Pippin
  • Date: Sat Apr 12 04:34:20 1997


  This from attworldnet:  (i'm a little behind on nanog mail :P )

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Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 11:00:39 -0500
From: AT&T WorldNet Postmaster <[email protected]>

Thank you for alerting us to the unwanted e-mail you have received.  We have
received complaints from other internet users concerning the same offensive
message; however, the offender is not a WorldNet member.
WorldNet is aware that the origin of the spam you have received did not
emanate from WorldNet; rather, the spammer has used WorldNet as a relay to
inject the junk e-mail into the internet community.  WorldNet's Terms and
Conditions of Service prohibits WorldNet members from sending junk e-mail;
therefore, WorldNet obviously finds it disdainful that spammers from other
ISPs are bouncing their junk mail off WorldNet's mail servers.  We won't
stand for it.  

WorldNet is in the final stages of implementing a fix to the relay problem.
Our WorldNet network operations team has spent much time and effort to
eliminate internet spamming via WorldNet's mail system.  The resolution to
the problem is near.

Please know that we are working to put an end to such unwanted, offensive
junk mail.


Reid Fishler wrote:
> While we are discussing AT&T Worldnet, does anyone LOOK at mail to abuse?
> I personally emailed this address, along with root and postmaster over three
> months ago, and I know of at least 4 others who did the same, and got no
> response. In fact, I believe 2 of the addresses bounced...And when BBN
> (transit provider) was called, they refused to do anything about it...
> Reid Fishler
> Lightning Internet Services, LLC
> > AT&T Worldnet announces that starting Monday, March 31 1997,
> > it will be taking action to stop email from non-AT&T Worldnet
> > account holders being relayed through its servers.
> >  
> > We have reserved the right to treat such mail any way we deem appropriate,
> > which may include deleting it without notification to the originator.
> >  
> > Please address any questions about this policy to [email protected]
> >  
> > 

        Janet Pippin           *        CyberRamp Internet Services
   Network Administrator      ***           11350 Hillguard Road
     [email protected]         *         Dallas, Texas  75243-8311      *      (214) 340-2020  (817) 226-2020
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