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Email Abuse Resource List

A list intended as a resource, or clearinghouse, for information, tools, news, and sites relating to email abuse
Archive-name: net-abuse-faq/resource-list
Posting-frequency: weekly
Last-modified: June 25, 1998
Version: 1.02
URL: http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.html
FTP: ftp://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.txt
Copyright: (c) 1996-1998 WD Baseley
Maintainer: emailfaq@aol.com (WD Baseley)

  Email Abuse Resource List

Version 1.02 changes:  
  URL errors and broken links corrected/deleted
  NEW links in Primary Sources
  NEW links in Tools

DISCLAIMER:
     This document reflects the opinions of the author.  This
     document and its author are not associated with AOL in any
     official capacity whatever.  This document is provided
     "as is" without any express or implied warranties.  While every
     effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information
     contained in this article, the author/maintainer/contributors
     assume(s) no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages
     resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

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Subject: 1. Table of Contents

  1. Table of Contents

  2. Basics
   2a. Who is responsible for this list?
   2b. What is the purpose of this list? 
   2c. When was this list last updated?
   2d. Where can I get it?
   2e. Credits & Contributors

  3. Primary Sources
   3a. Tim Skirvin's news.admin.net-abuse.* web page
   3b. The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
   3c. Scott Hazen Mueller's Fight Spam on the Internet! web site
   3d. Paul Vixie's MAPS (Mail Abuse Protection System) Initiative
   3e. Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email (FREE)
   3f. Leah Roberts' LARGE list of anti-spam resources
   3g. Julian Byrne's Get That Spammer! page
   3h. FAQs

  4. Legal Links
   4a. Lawsuits
   4b. Legal Resources
   4c. Laws that are or may be applicable to U*E
   4d. Bills pending in US Congress

  5. Tools
   5a. procmail and email filtering resources
   5b. Configuring your email client to show all headers
   5c. Deciphering headers
   5d. Lists
   5e. Hunting/Tracking/Responding

  6. Agencies
   6a. US Postal Service
   6b. Electronic Software Publishing Corporation
   6c. National Fraud Information Center
   6d. Federal Trade Commission
   6e. Securities and Exchange Commission
   6f. U.S. Consumer Gateway
   6g. Pennsylvania Attorney General

  7. Abuse Addresses of Major Service Providers

  8. AUPs and Terms of Service

  9. Responsible Online Marketing

  10. Netiquette

  11. Etcetera

  End of Email Abuse Resource List


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Subject: 2. Basics

2a. Who is responsible for this list?

  WD Baseley. Use emailfaq@aol.com to contact the author about this
  document.

  NOTE: This document and its author are not associtated with AOL
        in any official capacity whatever.

  Much of this information has been gleaned from AUP's, posts, and
  suggestions from others.  The author, while attempting to be as
  accurate as possible, cannot vouch for the veracity of everything in
  this document.  Please feel free to contact the author with
  corrections and suggested additions.

2b. What is the purpose of this list? 

  This list is intended as a resource, a clearinghouse if you will, for
  information, tools, news, and sites relating to email abuse.  Originally,
  it was an appendix to the Email Abuse FAQ.  It  should be  regarded as
  a work-in-progress;  contact the current maintainer of this list for an
  up-to-date copy.

2c. When was this list last updated?

  June 25, 1998

2d. Where can I get it?

  This list will be posted to news.admin.net-abuse.email once per week.
  The latest version is always available at:
    <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.html>
    <ftp://members.aol.com/emailfaq/resource-list.txt>

2e. Credits & Contributors

  The net is unique among communications media in that it is quite
  literally owned by the same folks who use it.  Many of them take
  action against abuses of the system.  The author wishes to thank
  the people behind each of the resources listed in this document,
  for their continuing efforts to improve the way things work.


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Subject: 3. Primary Sources

3a. Tim Skirvin's news.admin.net-abuse.* web page
  <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/tskirvin/nana/>

3b. The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
  <http://www.cauce.org>

3c. Scott Hazen Mueller's Fight Spam on the Internet! web site
  <http://spam.abuse.net>

3d. Paul Vixie's MAPS (Mail Abuse Protection System) Initiative
  <http://maps.vix.com>

3e. Forum for Responsible and Ethical Email (FREE)
  <http://www.ybecker.net>

3f. Leah Roberts' LARGE list of anti-spam resources
  <http://www.ao.net/waytosuccess/nospam.html>

3g. Julian Byrne's Get That Spammer! page
  <http://kryten.eng.monash.edu.au/gspam.html>

3h. FAQs
  FAQs maintained by EmailFAQ
    <http://members.aol.com/emailfaq>
  The Net Abuse FAQ
    <http://www.cybernothing.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq.html>
  Spam FAQ 
    <http://digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html>
  RFC-1855 (Netiquette)
    <http://www.deepwell.com/netfaq.html>
  Stan Kalisch III's List of news.admin.net-abuse.* Newsgroups' Documents
    HTML-URL: <http://www.crl.com/~sjkiii/news-admin-net-abuse.html>
    Text-URL: <ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/sj/sjkiii/pub/usenet/news-admin-net-abuse.txt>


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Subject: 4. Legal Links

4a. Lawsuits
  Flowers.com vs. Craig Nowak (forged return address)
    <http://www.zilker.net/nospam/>
  Localhost.com vs. Greentree Mortgage and the Bulk Mailers
    <http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~seidl/lawsuit/>
  Snow v. Doherty, testing applicability of the Telephone
  Consumer's Protection Act (T.C.P.A.)to junk email
    <http://mama.indstate.edu/users/dougie/lawsuit.html>
   
4b. Legal Resources
  The John Marshall Law School - Cyberspace Law (EXCELLENT!)
    <http://www.jmls.edu/cyber/index.html>
  The CyberLaw Encyclopedia (may not be up to date)
    <http://gahtan.com/techlaw/junkmail.htm>
  Legal Department at AOL
    <http://legal.web.aol.com/>
  State Attorneys General Locator (courtesy PA AG's Office)
    <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/agsites/>

4c. Laws that are or may be applicable to U*E
  US "Junk Fax" Law 47 USC 227:
    <http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/227.html>
  Section 17538(d) of the Business and  Professions Code of the State
  of California:
     <http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=3Dbpc&group=3D17001-18000&file=3D17530-17539.6>
  Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.04:
    Unauthorized use of computer equipment
     <http://orc.avv.com/title-29/sec-2913/sec-2913.04.htm>
  Nevada bill that deals specifically with the issue of U*E:
    <http://www.leg.state.nev.us./97bills/SB/SB13.HTM>
    Email <wraggio@sen.state.nv.us>
  Texas may already have a law against unsolicited commercial email
    <http://lonestar.texas.net/~tv2go/penalcode.htm>

4d. Bills pending in US Congress
  Smith Amendment to the junk fax law
    <http://www.cauce.org/amendment.html>
  Murkowski of Alaska's opt-out plan
     <http://www.senate.gov/~murkowski/commercialemail/EmailBillText.html>
  Torricelli of New Jersey's bill
     <http://www.senate.gov/~torricelli/junkbill.html>


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Subject:  5. Tools

5a. procmail and email filtering resources
  SENDMAIL configuration to block unauthorized relaying
    <http://www.sendmail.org>
  Era Eriksson's procmail FAQ and resources site
    <http://www.iki.fi/~era/procmail/>
  How to make Netscape 2 and 3 filter incoming email
    <http://www.voidstar.com/voidstar/software.html#NSRoute>
  Mailshield (COMMERCIAL) server-based tool - works with a wide variety of email server
  software to help you reject spam, prevent unauthorized mail relaying and 
  halt email bombs
    <http://www.mailshield.com/>
  Other sites
    <http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/procmail/>
    <http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/>
    <http://www.ii.com/internet/faqs/launchers/mail/filtering-faq/>
    <http://www.samiam.org/spam/index.html>
    <ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/packages/procmail>
    <http://www.panix.com/e-spam.html>
    <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/mail/filtering-faq/faq.html>
    <http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/procmail/>

  Also consult the usenet news group comp.mail.misc

5b. Configuring your email client to show all headers
  Eudora Light Mac/Widnows, Netscape
  <http://help.mindspring.com/features/emailheaders/extended.htm>

5c. Deciphering headers
  <http://kryten.eng.monash.edu.au/gspam.html>
  <http://digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html>
  <http://www.rahul.net/falk/mailtrack.html>

5d. Lists
  Paul Vixie's MAPS RBL (Realtime Blackhole List)
    <http://maps.vix.com/rbl/>
  Internet Blacklist
    <http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/bl>
  MindSpring Spam Filter List
    <http://www.mindspring.com/cgi-bin/spamlist.pl>
  Rahul Dhesi's Block list
    <http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/nojunk.txt>
  Rogues' Lists
    <http://www.vix.com/spam/rogues.html>
    <http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/BL/blacklist.html>

5e. Hunting/Tracking/Responding
  Sam Spade (FREEWARE) - excellent collection of IP tools for tracking sources,
  testing relays, and verifying DNS information:
    <http://www.blighty.com/spam/spade.html>
  Spam Hater (FREEWARE) - analyzes U*E and suggests reply addresses. 
  Works with many email programs:
    <http://www.compulink.co.uk/~net-services/spam/>
  Spam Blaster (COMMERCIAL) - compares incoming messages to UCE blacklist,
  deletes offenders:
    <http://www.gooware.com/software/ISOFT/SB/about.htm>
  Teergrube - hold SMTP connections open indefinitely (FAQ):
    English <http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/usenet/teergrube.en.html>
    Deutsch <http://www.iks-jena.de/mitarb/lutz/usenet/teergrube.html>

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Subject:  6. Agencies

6a. US Postal Service
    The US Postal Inspection service office locator
      <http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/locators/find-is.html>
    Information on chain letters/mail fraud
      <http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/chainlet.htm>
      <http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/usc18/mailfr.htm>

6b. Electronic Software Publishing Corporation
    <http://www.elsop.com/wrc/complain.htm>
    A site maintained by the Electronic Software Publishing Corporation,
    listing many addresses for reporting possible fraud and scams.  Here
    is a sample:
    <nfic@internetmci.com>
      Internet Fraud Center - general frauds
    <pyramid@ftc.gov> 
      MLM and pyramid scheme stuff - phone card distributorships, etc.

6c. National Fraud Information Center
    <http://www.fraud.org>
    This is a site run by the National Consumers League, FTC and Association
    of State Attorneys General. The site has tips to avoid fraud, daily
    reports of Internet scams and contact info. NFIC is a National clearing
    house to report scams which they forward to appropriate agencies.
 
6d. Federal Trade Commission
    <http://www.ftc.gov>
      The US FTC also takes fraud reports at
        consumerline@ftc.gov
        fraud@ftc.gov
      and reports of UCE at
        uce@ftc.gov

6e. Securities and Exchange Commission
    enforcement@sec.gov
    The SEC is very particular about how folks solicit to sell shares. 
    There is also a snail-mail address:     
      John Reed Stark
      Special Counsel for Internet Projects
      Mail Stop 4-5
      450 Fifth Street N.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20549

6f. U.S. Consumer Gateway
    <http://www.consumer.gov>
    "Your Link to Federal Consumer Information".  A cooperative effort of
     the FTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Food and Drug Administration,
     Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Highway Transportation Safety
     Administration.

6g. Pennsylvania Attorney General
    To file a formal complaint about Cyberpromo, or any other Pennsylvania-
    based junk emailer, with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, use
    the form at
      <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/contact/index.html>
    As always, print, sign and snail-mail your complaints!


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Subject:  7. Abuse Addresses of Major Service Providers

  John Levine, the maintainer of abuse addresses at abuse.net, has
  graciously allowed me to eliminate the duplication of effort, and
  simply provide a pointer to his comprehensive, up-to-date list:
    <http://www.abuse.net/cgi-bin/list-abuse-addresses>

Below are "special cases" for AOL members:
  AOL (members)
    abuse
    postmaster
    tosspam
  To report AOL members' violations (send to one only)
    tosemail1
    tosemail2
    tosemail3

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Subject:  8. AUPs and Terms of Service

  Concentric Networks
    <http://www.concentric.net/support/tos/index.html>
  Digex Policy on System Abuse
    <http://www.access.digex.net/~policy/digex-aup.html>
  MindSpring
    <http://www.mindspring.com/aboutms/policy.html>
  New Age Consulting Services, Inc.
    <http://www.nacs.net/nacs-aup.html>
  PSI
    <http://www.psi.net/csg/netabuse.html>
    <http://www.psi.net/news/pr/97/nospam.html>
  Sprint
    <http://www.sprintbiz.com/data1/ip/policy.html>
  SpryNet/Interserv
    <http://www.sprynet.com/acceptableuse.html>


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Subject:  9. Responsible online marketing

  Promoting Your Not-for-Profit Organization Online
    <http://www.coyotecom.com/promote.html>
  Marketing Your Organization's Web Site
    <http://www.coyotecom.com/webdevo/webmrkt.html>
  Ten Tips for New Online Businesses
    <http://www.cerf.net/cerfnet/cerfnet_news/tips.html>
  FAQ: Advertising on Usenet: How To Do It, How Not To Do It"
    <http://www.danger.com/advo.html>
    <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/usenet
     /advertising>
  Promote Responsible Net Commerce
    <http://spam.abuse.net/spam/dweebs.html>


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Subject:  10. Netiquette

  Outreach Netiquette -- the Dos and Don'ts of Outreach
    <http://www.impactonline.org/internet/outnet.html>
  A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community
    <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/usenet
     /primer/part1>
  Rules for Posting to Usenet
    <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/usenet
     /posting-rules/>


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Subject:  11. Etcetera

  Postage-Due marketing
    <http://www.internet.com:2010/marketing/postage.html>
  Netscape 2.0 Javascript bug that allows addresses to be plucked
    <http://ng.netgate.net/~barry/badJavaSc.html>
  SubGenius Police, Usenet Tactical Units, Mobile (SPUTUM)
    <http://www.sputum.com/>
  Telecommunications Users Group, Inc. - their stand on UBE
    <http://www.eskimo.com/~brucem/tug.htm>

Infamous U*E domains and individuals
  Earthstar
    <http://www.russ-smith.com/earthstar.htm>
  CyberPromo
    <http://www.mindspring.com/~mdpas/promo/pe_count.html>
    <http://www.tigerden.com/junkmail/> (latest on Cyberpromo vs. Compuserve)
  Krazy Kev
    <http://www.iac.co.jp/~issho/stop-spam.html>

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Subject: End of Email Abuse Resource List

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