Specific mailbombing threat (was Sprint, etc.)

Michael Dillon michael at memra.com
Sun Jan 5 19:19:59 UTC 1997

On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Howard C. Berkowitz wrote:

> I don't want, either, to get into the ethics of spam or carrier
> responsibilities.  Traffic and congestion issues, however, are another
> matter.  I received yet another cyberpromo spam this morning, that contains
> a specific threat of retaliatory mailbombing -- IF CYBERPROMO'S _SOFTWARE_
> decides a response is a flame.

> Think about it if this cyberpromo threat is real.  What if several people
> respond with flames?  What is the potential for congestion if this
> escalates?

What if Cyberpromo sells this software to other spammers? What if the
spammers are all on a mailing list sharing their techniques? What if
iq-internet.com is running a similar mail robot and that is causing the
flood that is hitting world.std.com?

> (b)email to 3 million people a questionable item with your return email
> address.

Sounds like intent to commit a crime to me.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael at memra.com

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