Just received this by way of explanation. I'm sending it ti several
vulnerable lists I run, althoug not all of them were hit this
time. This is getting very common. The LISTSERV anti-spam device
catches several dozen spams a week (they end up in my inbox :-) but
the occasional one will always get through. With an open list, I
don't see any way to stop this.
Date: 13 May 1996 11:12:16 -0700 (MST)
From: University of Arizona - Postmaster <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SPAM attack of 10 May
To: [log in to unmask]
X-Envelope-to: [log in to unmask]
Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII
On Friday May 10, at approximately 10:55 MDT, a very large SPAM was initiated,
with the subject:
Subj: Make $100,000 reading Classifieds at Home!!
This message was sent with a *forged* email return address of
[log in to unmask]
Please be aware that this message did NOT come from the individual indicated
above, or anywhere on the UA campus network.
Examination of the headers of the message shows that the message came from
Interramp.Com, an independent Internet service provider:
> From [log in to unmask] Fri May 10 21:55:53 1996
> X-Sender: [log in to unmask] (Unverified) <<<<<<<<< actual sender
> Message-Id: <v01520d09adb95912f81d@DialupEudora>
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> X-Priority: 1 (Highest)
> Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 22:52:45 +0130
> To: (Recipient list suppressed)
> From: [log in to unmask] (Make $100,000 reading classifieds at ho
> Subject: Make $100,000 reading Classifieds at Home!!
This SPAM was apparently intended as harassment of the UA student who owns the
email account indicated above. This is the second time we've seen such an
attack from an Interramp account; the previous incident took place in mid-
February. Presumably these attacks have been initialed by the same individual
(who seems to have some grudge against the student in question).
I have already contacted the system administrators for Interramp, and they are
looking into the matter. The account exd61080 has already been terminated, and
according to the sysadmins there, the dialup connection was made from Garden
We sincerely regret the disruption this incident has caused, and I hope we can
catch the perpetrator. We appreciate your patience and understanding on this
Mark Basinski Network Operations
+1.520.621.4374 CCIT Telecommunications
[log in to unmask] University of Arizona
[log in to unmask] Tucson AZ 85721