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Re: Web Site Traffic Building

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: Web Site Traffic Building
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 04:42:57 -0500

Ian Mondragon wrote:
> all -
> i'd like to formally apologize for this load of absolute garbage.  it
> appears that some asshole managed to pass spam through my mailserver and
> onto 3 of the GS lists.  i'm so livid right now that i can't see
> straight, and i'm trying to find out what kind of stupid shit i did to
> let this through.  the thing that pisses me off even more is that the
> site listed in the mail is bogus.  anyone got experience tracking crap
> like this down?

He didn't pass it through your server. What he /did/ was not put a
hostname into his email address. Here are the relevant headers:

Received: from fencepost.gnu.org ([] 
        by odo.dusknet.dhs.org with esmtp (Exim 3.12 #1 (Debian))
        id 14dmOQ-0000DT-00
        for <address@hidden>; Fri, 16 Mar 2001 00:03:15 -0500
Received: from localhost ([] helo=fencepost.gnu.org)
        by fencepost.gnu.org with esmtp (Exim 3.16 #1 (Debian))
        id 14dmLO-0004ET-00; Fri, 16 Mar 2001 00:00:06 -0500
Received: from smtp.bellnexxia.net ([] 
        by fencepost.gnu.org with smtp (Exim 3.16 #1 (Debian))
        id 14dmKA-0004C0-00
        for <address@hidden>; Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:58:50 -0500
Received: from Good ([]) by tomts6-srv.bellnexxia.net
          (InterMail vM. 201-229-121-116-20010115) with SMTP
          id <address@hidden>
          for <address@hidden>; Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:58:50 -0500
From: <Top Ten>

Your mail server added the information that made you think he was using
your server as a relay.

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