Spammer Bust

Rich Haddock rbhaddock at
Fri Sep 5 16:03:39 UTC 1997

Congratulations on your bust. This is very encouraging.  
Now you folks at can start an anti-snail-mail spam (all those
stupid coupons, furniture store and grocery store ads) service.
I would pay money for that.  It would be most gratifying to see some
40-year old Safeway manager walking off in handcuffs after the Feds
raided his store, having confiscated several dumb terminals, samples
of food matching the vicious adds he sent me, and quite possibly some
actual cans of SPAM itself.

Rich Haddock

Any opinions expressed that cause enough grief for someone to bother
looking for my employer will be treasured.  
PS:  If anyone finds my employer, could you let me know, I'd really
like to get paid this month.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Mark E Larson [SMTP:markl at]
Sent:	Friday, September 05, 1997 7:34 AM
To:	Sean M. Doran; inet-access at; nanog at
Subject:	Re: Spammer Bust

Yes he was contacted and asked to stop and didn't.  Plus he used a
email address, which put the blame on an innocent ISP, causing it to

Therefore the actions were necessary.  Whether or not the kid was 15 is
irrelevant.  He caused monetary loss, sevice loss, company image
and did it knowingly.

Would you be so sarcastic if he was 40 years old?  How about if it was

At 06:59 AM 9/5/97 -0700, Sean M. Doran wrote:
>Cool.  Internet stormtroopers.  I don't suppose anybody tried
>to call the kid or his parents or both before the "federal marshals
>and Rustnet officials on an Aug. 29 surprise visit to the high school
>student's home in Utica, MI. "?
>"The boy's parents apparently had no idea what their son was
>doing with the computer, according to sources".  No, I thought not...
>So, I'm curious: should this model be put forward as a BCP?
>I mean we now have two independent implementations even
>(cf. the federal marshals, the ISP and the Religious Technology
>	Sean.

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