Denial of Service Attacks disguised as Spam...

Adam Rothschild asr at
Thu Jan 8 04:55:16 UTC 1998

I would be interested to know:

Have there been any court cases in which the plantiff (spam victim) sued
the defendant (spamming asshole) for monetary compensation for damages,
due to the fact that the plantiff's e-mail carried a signature along the
lines of "$x charge per spam message recieved"? (no other factors of
significance involved...)...?

OR... incidents in which such a "spam fee" was actually paid outside of

It would be interesting to find out how effective such a threat really is.


 On Wed, 7 Jan 1998, J.D. Falk wrote:

> On Jan 5, NetSurfer <netsurf at> wrote: 
> > What about representing yourself to be from another domain (e.g. AOL.COM)
> > so that the rejects/flames/etc. go to an innocent agent?  Isn't that a
> > form of fraud?
> 	Yes, and both AOL and Compuserve have won civil court cases
> 	based on that.
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