spam relaying by the big boys

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Fri Aug 8 03:16:30 UTC 1997

Just yesterday, UUNet released a statement on it's anti-spam policy, which

UUNET's anti-spamming policy includes:
- limiting the length of email recipient lists;
- blacklisting mail sent from known spamming locations or organizations;
- maintaining a mailbox (abuse at which allows victims to report spam

Imagine my surprise when I bounced some newly received spam to
abuse at and received the following response:

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<abuse at>

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to
>>> RCPT To:<abuse at>
<<< 550 <abuse at>... User unknown
550 <abuse at>... User unknown

Oh joy!

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