The automated anti-spammers.
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 94 12:00:23 PST
Subject: The automated anti-spammers.
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: email@example.com (Kurt J. Lidl)
In case you missed it... The automated anti-spammers are alive
and well. USENET, ponderous as ever, is growing an immune system.
RISKS-LIST: RISKS-FORUM Digest Friday 23 December 1994 Volume 16 : Issue 67
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Edupage)
Subject: Cancelbot Derails Online Promo (WSJ via Edupage 12/20/94)
CANCELBOT DERAILS ONLINE PROMO
Messages promoting "Netchat," a new book by Michael Wolff, have been
unceremoniously wiped out by someone calling him/herself "Cancelmoose."
The vigilante, who used a program called a cancelbot, worked through a
computer in Finland that enables a mail sender to remain anonymous, and
claims to have performed similar services more than a dozen times in the
past. (*Wall Street Journal*, 20 Dec 1994, p. B7)
© 1994 Peter Langston