XSServer / Taking down a spam friendly provider

Chris caldcv at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 17:47:03 UTC 2011

For folks who do not understand, I'm trying to "McColo" XSServer so
their lack of response in regards to abuse is gone rather than the
suggestions of scripting (guess you didn't read the full text of the
email) or you pushing a product on me because you work for the ISP
that the product is hosted on. Everybody remembers McColo going down
and being dropped from uplinks in 2008 then all the spam disappeared,

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Chris <caldcv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I run a few Wordpress sites here and there, but I'm amazed at the
> amount of spam that comes from xsserver.eu's clients. Their abuse
> department is non-responsive: they do not even have auto responders to
> emails and the offending IP addresses keep spamming weeks after my
> email.
> I have CC'd my abuse complaints to Hurricane Electric, with no luck
> either, so I'm stuck
> Before somebody screams the path of least resistance of "just install
> Akismet or (insert spam plugin here)", that type of thinking just
> makes spam even worse because we just keep large, possibly stale,
> databases of IP addresses that may or may not be active spammers and
> does not address the issue.
> Does anyone have any recommendations of where to go next because I'm
> just limited to doing a whois on the IP address, emailing the abuse
> contact and tracerouting.
> Examples of the offending IPs are:
> A prime offender is hellomotow.net, who provides "SEO" services with
> automated spamming tools. hellomotow.net has spammed me in the past
> from IP addresses like this so I believe XSServer is becoming the new
> McColo / AlphaRed / ThePlanet (back in the day, their abuse dept is
> very responsive now)
> I'm not asking for you to do the footwork for me, unless you want, but
> just needed some advice from folks more knowledgeable than myself.
> --
> --C
> "The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to
> be when you kill them." - Sir William Clayton

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