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Re: [vox] Spam

on Sat, Jan 18, 2003 at 01:43:09PM -0800, Kevin Hooke (kevin@kevinhooke.com) wrote:
> From: Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com>
> Date: 18 Jan 2003 09:18:38 -0800
>> On Sat, 2003-01-18 at 09:15, Rod Roark wrote:
>> > Looks like a piece of classic Nigerian spam entitled
>> > "[vox] will" from a non-subscriber was accidentally approved
>> > for posting to this list.  It's best if you don't report
>> > such messages to Spamcop or other such places, as doing so
>> > will make it look like the list's mail server is at fault.
>> Remember seeing a place to send these messages, but cannot remember
>> where exactly. I know it was a US agency as they have arrested people
>> doing this scam.

> I think the place you're thinking of is:
> uce@ftc.gov
> (Unsolicitied Email)
> Not sure what they do about it, but if you want to send it somewhere
> for someones attention (and its not from the list mail server), then
> that would be a place to start...

That's not an address specific for Nigerian Scam mail, but *all* UCE
(unsolicited commercial email).  I think its most practical application
is stress-testing the FTC's mailserver, as about 10-15% of the mail I
forward there bounces.


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