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Subject: 1. Table of Contents 1. Table of Contents 2. Basics 2a. Who is responsible for this list? 2b. What is the purpose of this list? 2c. When was this list last updated? 2d. Where can I get it? 2e. Credits & Contributors 3. Primary Sources 3a. Tim Skirvin's news.admin.net-abuse.* web page 3b. The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email 3c. Scott Hazen Mueller's Fight Spam on the Internet! web site 3d. Paul Vixie's MAPS (Mail Abuse Protection System) Initiative 3e. Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email (FREE) 3f. Leah Roberts' LARGE list of anti-spam resources 3g. Julian Byrne's Get That Spammer! page 3h. FAQs 4. Legal Links 4a. Lawsuits 4b. Legal Resources 4c. Laws that are or may be applicable to U*E 4d. Bills pending in US Congress 5. Tools 5a. procmail and email filtering resources 5b. Configuring your email client to show all headers 5c. Deciphering headers 5d. Lists 5e. Hunting/Tracking/Responding 6. Agencies 6a. US Postal Service 6b. Electronic Software Publishing Corporation 6c. National Fraud Information Center 6d. Federal Trade Commission 6e. Securities and Exchange Commission 6f. U.S. Consumer Gateway 6g. Pennsylvania Attorney General 7. Abuse Addresses of Major Service Providers 8. AUPs and Terms of Service 9. Responsible Online Marketing 10. Netiquette 11. Etcetera End of Email Abuse Resource List
Subject: 2. Basics 2a. Who is responsible for this list? WD Baseley. Use emailfaq@aol.com to contact the author about this document. NOTE: This document and its author are not associtated with AOL in any official capacity whatever. Much of this information has been gleaned from AUP's, posts, and suggestions from others. The author, while attempting to be as accurate as possible, cannot vouch for the veracity of everything in this document. Please feel free to contact the author with corrections and suggested additions. 2b. What is the purpose of this list? This list is intended as a resource, a clearinghouse if you will, for information, tools, news, and sites relating to email abuse. Originally, it was an appendix to the Email Abuse FAQ. It should be regarded as a work-in-progress; contact the current maintainer of this list for an up-to-date copy. 2c. When was this list last updated? June 25, 1998 2d. Where can I get it? This list will be posted to news.admin.net-abuse.email once per week. The latest version is always available at: <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.html> <ftp://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.txt> 2e. Credits & Contributors The net is unique among communications media in that it is quite literally owned by the same folks who use it. Many of them take action against abuses of the system. The author wishes to thank the people behind each of the resources listed in this document, for their continuing efforts to improve the way things work.
Subject: 3. Primary Sources 3a. Tim Skirvin's news.admin.net-abuse.* web page <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/tskirvin/nana/> 3b. The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email <http://www.cauce.org> 3c. Scott Hazen Mueller's Fight Spam on the Internet! web site <http://spam.abuse.net> 3d. Paul Vixie's MAPS (Mail Abuse Protection System) Initiative <http://maps.vix.com> 3e. Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email (FREE) <http://www.ybecker.net> 3f. Leah Roberts' LARGE list of anti-spam resources <http://www.ao.net/waytosuccess/nospam.html> 3g. Julian Byrne's Get That Spammer! page <http://kryten.eng.monash.edu.au/gspam.html> 3h. FAQs FAQs maintained by EmailFAQ <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq> The Net Abuse FAQ <http://www.cybernothing.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq.html> Spam FAQ <http://digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html> RFC-1855 (Netiquette) <http://www.deepwell.com/netfaq.html> Stan Kalisch III's List of news.admin.net-abuse.* Newsgroups' Documents HTML-URL: <http://www.crl.com/~sjkiii/news-admin-net-abuse.html> Text-URL: <ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/sj/sjkiii/pub/usenet/news-admin-net-abuse.txt>
Subject: 4. Legal Links 4a. Lawsuits Flowers.com vs. Craig Nowak (forged return address) <http://www.zilker.net/nospam/> Localhost.com vs. Greentree Mortgage and the Bulk Mailers <http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~seidl/lawsuit/> Snow v. Doherty, testing applicability of the Telephone Consumer's Protection Act (T.C.P.A.)to junk email <http://mama.indstate.edu/users/dougie/lawsuit.html> 4b. Legal Resources The John Marshall Law School - Cyberspace Law (EXCELLENT!) <http://www.jmls.edu/cyber/index.html> The CyberLaw Encyclopedia (may not be up to date) <http://gahtan.com/techlaw/junkmail.htm> Legal Department at AOL <http://legal.web.aol.com/> State Attorneys General Locator (courtesy PA AG's Office) <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/agsites/> 4c. Laws that are or may be applicable to U*E US "Junk Fax" Law 47 USC 227: <http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/227.html> Section 17538(d) of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California: <http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=3Dbpc&group=3D17001-18000&file=3D17530-17539.6> Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.04: Unauthorized use of computer equipment <http://orc.avv.com/title-29/sec-2913/sec-2913.04.htm> Nevada bill that deals specifically with the issue of U*E: <http://www.leg.state.nev.us./97bills/SB/SB13.HTM> Email <wraggio@sen.state.nv.us> Texas may already have a law against unsolicited commercial email <http://lonestar.texas.net/~tv2go/penalcode.htm> 4d. Bills pending in US Congress Smith Amendment to the junk fax law <http://www.cauce.org/amendment.html> Murkowski of Alaska's opt-out plan <http://www.senate.gov/~murkowski/commercialemail/EmailBillText.html> Torricelli of New Jersey's bill <http://www.senate.gov/~torricelli/junkbill.html>
Subject: 5. Tools 5a. procmail and email filtering resources SENDMAIL configuration to block unauthorized relaying <http://www.sendmail.org> Era Eriksson's procmail FAQ and resources site <http://www.iki.fi/~era/procmail/> How to make Netscape 2 and 3 filter incoming email <http://www.voidstar.com/voidstar/software.html#NSRoute> Mailshield (COMMERCIAL) server-based tool - works with a wide variety of email server software to help you reject spam, prevent unauthorized mail relaying and halt email bombs <http://www.mailshield.com/> Other sites <http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/procmail/> <http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/> <http://www.ii.com/internet/faqs/launchers/mail/filtering-faq/> <http://www.samiam.org/spam/index.html> <ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/packages/procmail> <http://www.panix.com/e-spam.html> <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/mail/filtering-faq/faq.html> <http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/procmail/> Also consult the usenet news group comp.mail.misc 5b. Configuring your email client to show all headers Eudora Light Mac/Widnows, Netscape <http://help.mindspring.com/features/emailheaders/extended.htm> 5c. Deciphering headers <http://kryten.eng.monash.edu.au/gspam.html> <http://digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html> <http://www.rahul.net/falk/mailtrack.html> 5d. Lists Paul Vixie's MAPS RBL (Realtime Blackhole List) <http://maps.vix.com/rbl/> Internet Blacklist <http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/bl> MindSpring Spam Filter List <http://www.mindspring.com/cgi-bin/spamlist.pl> Rahul Dhesi's Block list <http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/nojunk.txt> Rogues' Lists <http://www.vix.com/spam/rogues.html> <http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/BL/blacklist.html> 5e. Hunting/Tracking/Responding Sam Spade (FREEWARE) - excellent collection of IP tools for tracking sources, testing relays, and verifying DNS information: <http://www.blighty.com/spam/spade.html> Spam Hater (FREEWARE) - analyzes U*E and suggests reply addresses. Works with many email programs: <http://www.compulink.co.uk/~net-services/spam/> Spam Blaster (COMMERCIAL) - compares incoming messages to UCE blacklist, deletes offenders: <http://www.gooware.com/software/ISOFT/SB/about.htm> Teergrube - hold SMTP connections open indefinitely (FAQ): English <http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/usenet/teergrube.en.html> Deutsch <http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/usenet/teergrube.html>
Subject: 6. Agencies 6a. US Postal Service The US Postal Inspection service office locator <http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/locators/find-is.html> Information on chain letters/mail fraud <http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/chainlet.htm> <http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/usc18/mailfr.htm> 6b. Electronic Software Publishing Corporation <http://www.elsop.com/wrc/complain.htm> A site maintained by the Electronic Software Publishing Corporation, listing many addresses for reporting possible fraud and scams. Here is a sample: <nfic@internetmci.com> Internet Fraud Center - general frauds <pyramid@ftc.gov> MLM and pyramid scheme stuff - phone card distributorships, etc. 6c. National Fraud Information Center <http://www.fraud.org> This is a site run by the National Consumers League, FTC and Association of State Attorneys General. The site has tips to avoid fraud, daily reports of Internet scams and contact info. NFIC is a National clearing house to report scams which they forward to appropriate agencies. 6d. Federal Trade Commission <http://www.ftc.gov> The US FTC also takes fraud reports at consumerline@ftc.gov fraud@ftc.gov and reports of UCE at uce@ftc.gov 6e. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement@sec.gov The SEC is very particular about how folks solicit to sell shares. There is also a snail-mail address: John Reed Stark Special Counsel for Internet Projects Mail Stop 4-5 450 Fifth Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20549 6f. U.S. Consumer Gateway <http://www.consumer.gov> "Your Link to Federal Consumer Information". A cooperative effort of the FTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. 6g. Pennsylvania Attorney General To file a formal complaint about Cyberpromo, or any other Pennsylvania- based junk emailer, with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, use the form at <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/contact/index.html> As always, print, sign and snail-mail your complaints!
Subject: 7. Abuse Addresses of Major Service Providers John Levine, the maintainer of abuse addresses at abuse.net, has graciously allowed me to eliminate the duplication of effort, and simply provide a pointer to his comprehensive, up-to-date list: <http://www.abuse.net/cgi-bin/list-abuse-addresses> Below are "special cases" for AOL members: AOL (members) abuse postmaster tosspam To report AOL members' violations (send to one only) tosemail1 tosemail2 tosemail3
Subject: 8. AUPs and Terms of Service Concentric Networks <http://www.concentric.net/support/tos/index.html> Digex Policy on System Abuse <http://www.access.digex.net/~policy/digex-aup.html> MindSpring <http://www.mindspring.com/aboutms/policy.html> New Age Consulting Services, Inc. <http://www.nacs.net/nacs-aup.html> PSI <http://www.psi.net/csg/netabuse.html> <http://www.psi.net/news/pr/97/nospam.html> Sprint <http://www.sprintbiz.com/data1/ip/policy.html> SpryNet/Interserv <http://www.sprynet.com/acceptableuse.html>
Subject: 9. Responsible online marketing Promoting Your Not-for-Profit Organization Online <http://www.coyotecom.com/promote.html> Marketing Your Organization's Web Site <http://www.coyotecom.com/webdevo/webmrkt.html> Ten Tips for New Online Businesses <http://www.cerf.net/cerfnet/cerfnet_news/tips.html> FAQ: Advertising on Usenet: How To Do It, How Not To Do It" <http://www.danger.com/advo.html> <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/ /advertising> Promote Responsible Net Commerce <http://spam.abuse.net/spam/dweebs.html>
Subject: 10. Netiquette Outreach Netiquette -- the Dos and Don'ts of Outreach <http://www.impactonline.org/internet/outnet.html> A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/ /primer/part1> Rules for Posting to Usenet <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/ /posting-rules/>
Subject: 11. Etcetera Postage-Due marketing <http://www.internet.com:2010/marketing/postage.html> Netscape 2.0 Javascript bug that allows addresses to be plucked <http://ng.netgate.net/~barry/badJavaSc.html> SubGenius Police, Usenet Tactical Units, Mobile (SPUTUM) <http://www.sputum.com/> Telecommunications Users Group, Inc. - their stand on UBE <http://www.eskimo.com/~brucem/tug.htm> Infamous U*E domains and individuals Earthstar <http://www.russ-smith.com/earthstar.htm> CyberPromo <http://www.mindspring.com/~mdpas/promo/pe_count.html> <http://www.tigerden.com/junkmail/> (latest on Cyberpromo vs. Compuserve) Krazy Kev <http://www.iac.co.jp/~issho/stop-spam.html>
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