[Mimedefang] ZDnet article on new Zombie Trick

James Ebright jebright at esisnet.com
Fri Feb 4 16:53:13 EST 2005

Actually, read it, any business or individual with a mail server basically is 
entitled to file proceedings under the canned spam act. If you have your own 
OC3 and mail server(s) then you certainly are eligable. And, as I mentioned 
before.. the canned spam act supercedes ANY state laws. VA and CA both had 
VERY strict laws about spam that were basically abolished when the canned 
spam act became law.


On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 15:26:14 -0500, WBrown wrote
> The CANSPAM act only allows ISPs to sue spammers, the recipients can 
> not sue.  It sounds like IL's law (without having read it) may 
> prevent the ISP selling the pink contract from being sued.  Of 
> course, if they were a reputable ISP, they wouldn't write a pink 
> contract, their contract would contain a clause for immediate 
> suspension pending an investigation for termination and would line 
> up to sue the spammer for violating the terms of service.  If they 
> don't block their spamming customer, I think they should get sued.
> The rationale pushed by the lobbyists that wrote CANSPAM is that the 
> ISP pays the price for the extra bandwith, storage, etc for handling 
> the junk mail.  Well, we pay for an OC3 to a backbone carrier, our 
> own storage, etc, so why the H$** can't we sue the spammers? 
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