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Re: Fw: open relays at Earthlink

  • From: Bill Becker
  • Date: Mon Aug 17 13:36:26 1998

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Adam D. McKenna wrote:

> Received: from (
> []) by (8.8.8/8.8.8/TANNHAUSER) with ESMTP id
> JAA12380 for <[email protected]>; Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:42:44 -0400 (EDT)
> Received: from (
> [])

This probably means that Earthlink is renting uunet ports for their dialup 
business.  You can complain to [email protected] about spam originating from, but they will do nothing except forward 
your complaint to someone else (the reseller).  It can take anywhere 
between 3 days and a week for them to stop a spammer.  One has been 
operating out of .nyc* for a couple of months now.

The uunet abuse staff doesn't enforce the uunet AUP unless uunet is 
billing the user directly, so you might try emailing [email protected] if the 
spammer is online.  Last time i looked, the uunet NOC was still acting 
in a responsible manner.