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Re: Denial of Service Attacks disguised as Spam...
From: "J.D. Falk" <jdfalk () priori net>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 00:18:03 -0800

On Jan 7, Adam Rothschild <asr () millburn net> wrote: 

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
court?

It would be interesting to find out how effective such a threat really is.

        To the best of my knowledge (and I follow this closely, though
        I no longer read the news.admin.net-abuse.* groups due to my
        limited time and their overwhelming lack of substance), nobody
        has ever collected based on such threats.

        In some instances, however, that specific spam has stopped.


        We should probably continue this elsewhere, perhaps spam-policy
        or a similar list.

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