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Re: Denial of Service Attacks disguised as Spam...
From: Adam Rothschild <asr () millburn net>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 23:55:16 -0500 (EST)

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 () sersol com> 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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