Re: Unauthorized use of SMTP Server

Richard Fink ( )
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:55:44 -0700

Many times. Now we use Post.Office 3.01 which has the ability to stop SMTP

Is it legal ?

Under US Code Title 47, Sec.227(b)(1)(C), Sec.227(a)(2)(B)
This email address may not be added to any commercial mail
list with out my permission. Violation of my privacy with
advertising or SPAM will result in a suit for a MINIMUM of
$500 damages/incident, $1500 for repeats.


At 02:22 PM 7/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>We have had on two different occasions either USA.NET or one of their
customers using our SMTP server without our permission. They are Spamming
thousands of users and eating up our email server. We have since upgraded
our IMail to prevent this.
>My question is, isn't this illegal? Has this happened to anyone else. If
so, what action have you taken?
>Marvin L. Anglin
>Atlanta On-Line InterNet, Inc.
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