Reporting abuse to

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by rifleman, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. rifleman

    rifleman Guest

    The spoof MS patch email comes from a customer. I have
    reported it through Spamcop, and TRIED to report it directly to The only contact details on their website assume that you
    are a) a customer and b) living in USA.There does NOT appear to be
    anyway for a non-customer outside the USA to communicate with them. Has
    anyone outside the USA managed to get any sort of response from these
    rifleman, Aug 7, 2003
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  2. rifleman

    trout Guest

    Yes, the website is infuriating, isn't it?
    Did you try ?
    trout, Aug 7, 2003
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  3. rifleman

    rifleman Guest

    yes I did, but it referred me back to the website, hence the query!
    rifleman, Aug 7, 2003
  4. rifleman

    trout Guest

    Had a feeling you were going to say that. What's the originating IP
    of the mail? Might help in finding *somebody* to bitch at.
    trout, Aug 7, 2003
  5. rifleman

    rifleman Guest

    Spamcop comes up with this:
    Received: from [] (HELO ZBcFOS) by (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 4.0.6) with SMTP id
    114830494; Wed, 06 Aug 2003 20:34:47 -0400
    no from
    host (getting name) =
    host (checking ip) = not listed in not listed in not listed in
    ips are close enough is close to an MX ( for
    Possible spammer:
    Possible relay: not listed in has already been sent to relay testers
    Received line accepted

    Tracking message source:
    Routing details for
    [refresh/show] Cached whois for :
    Using abuse net on
    abuse net =
    Using best contacts not listed in not listed in not listed in not listed in not listed in not listed in
    rifleman, Aug 7, 2003
  6. rifleman

    trout Guest


    Man, they're a slippery bunch, aren't they? There's the address
    you've tried, and a tech address, as far as I could see.
    Maybe of the the experts will have a look tomorrow, and get further
    that I could.
    trout, Aug 7, 2003
  7. rifleman

    trout Guest

    And maybe that last sentence (Maybe of the the) says that it's my
    trout, Aug 7, 2003
  8. rifleman Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed
    Rifleman, I've just used the standard [email protected] e-mail addy to send
    complaints to.

    Thund3rstruck, Aug 7, 2003
  9. rifleman Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed
    What? What is it with these companies that are going this route?
    Are they trying to avoid doing the right thing anymore?

    Thund3rstruck, Aug 7, 2003
  10. rifleman Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed
    Domain Name: CHARTER.NET

    Administrative Contact:
    MASTER, HOST (20118779I)
    12444 Powerscourt Drive, Ste. 100
    St. Louis, MO 63131
    636 733 5300 fax: 636 394 9797
    Technical Contact:
    HSA Corporation (HH303-ORG)
    10300 Ormsby Park Place, Suite 405
    Louisville, KY 40223
    502-420-7200 fax: 502-420-7201

    You could either call, or try one of these two addys. <G>

    Thund3rstruck, Aug 7, 2003
  11. rifleman

    bb3 Guest

    Is that the same Paul G. Allen of Microsoft fame who is the Chairman of
    bb3, Aug 8, 2003
  12. rifleman

    Ed Pulliam Guest

    Go here:
    Ed Pulliam, Aug 8, 2003
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    trout Guest

    Yeah, but the point is, that once an ISP takes the stance of
    'auto-ignoring' outside complaints; there's very little that can be
    expected of them.
    trout, Aug 8, 2003
  14. rifleman

    trout Guest

    "Your E-mail address (e.g. )"
    He's been there. It's for Charter customers, only.
    trout, Aug 8, 2003
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    Jimchip Guest

    Yes. Charter is one of his businesses.
    Jimchip, Aug 8, 2003
  16. trout Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in
    Then, hopefully, after their clients start leaving or complaining
    about no one getting their e-mails, en-masse, maybe they'll remve
    their craniums from their rectal orifices... <G>

    Thund3rstruck, Aug 8, 2003
  17. Mara Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed in
    I know, but one can hope...

    Wonder what GLK will do when he can't e-mail me anymore? <G>

    Thund3rstruck, Aug 8, 2003
  18. rifleman

    DC Guest

    I'm getting this crap from them too. Does this look familiar?

    I mailed and I got the following (auto)reply:

    From - Thu Aug 07 17:41:34 2003
    X-UIDL: b5ec1cc4e55d17b6cefc6d231463b6a3
    X-Mozilla-Status: 0011
    X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
    Return-Path: <>
    Received: from not authenticated []
    by with NetMail SMTP Agent $Revision: 3.35
    $ on Novell NetWare
    via secured & encrypted transport (TLS);
    Thu, 07 Aug 2003 17:40:24 -0600
    Received: from kstlmweb18 ([])
    by (8.12.8/8.12.8) with SMTP id
    for <>; Thu, 7 Aug 2003 18:40:20 -0500
    Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 18:40:20 -0500
    Subject: Re: Port Scanning [#1411285]
    Message-ID: <[email protected]>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    You have reached the Charter Abuse Team. We have received your abuse
    complaint. There is no need to reply to this message.

    We cannot reply personally to all complaints, but we will send you a
    message if we need more information in order to process your complaint.

    Charter Communications Abuse Team

    In the meantime, I have blocked entirely. Suggest you do same.
    DC, Aug 8, 2003
  19. rifleman

    Mara Guest

    Not with Charter, you can't.
    Great. Just great. Now I'm going to lie awake tonight, wondering who the heck
    that is.

    "Of course, all things considered, it's possible that I'm sound asleep at this
    very moment."
    Mara, Aug 8, 2003
  20. rifleman

    Ed Pulliam Guest

    OK, I have had great service from Charter, and I hate to see them get a
    ad "rep" (since my emals come from their server).

    Here is a real "live" email address to a tech support person that I have
    corresponded with:

    Ed Pulliam, Aug 8, 2003
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