: Spam saga part III

July 11, 2003

Those bouncing spam mails are still pouring in. But I'm finally starting to take action.

1. Criminal.
I contacted an acquaintance (a BLS alum) who works in the cybercrime department of the New York Attorney General's office. I hope that criminal charges can be successfully brought against the software authors or the spammers.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a similar attack on a personal domain, please email me so I can get an idea about how widespread this practice has become.

2. Civil.
I'm trying to figure out whose software these spammers are using and who these spammers are in order to determine whether or not I would find it worthwhile to bring a civil suit against them. (Probably not.)

3. Technological
I've spent all morning playing around with procmail recipes to be able to deal with these bounces. I haven't had any luck yet, since I don't really know what I'm doing.

In other words, I'm not much further along than I was three days ago and I've spent two nights and a morning trying to figure out who to go after and how to block these bounces without blocking my legitimate email.

Posted by Andrew Raff at July 11, 2003 02:32 PM
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