[Fwd: IFCC-FBI Criminal Complaint (Warning: E-mail viruses detected)]

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Dec 15 23:04:26 GMT 2005

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Don't worry, I have already sent a polite little request for them to 
reconfigure their MailScanner. Hopefully they will take some notice.

Matt Kettler wrote:

>Julian Field wrote:
>>Had to share this with you folks. I get these from time to time, and
>>think they are most amusing. This one is even more officious than most,
>>so I got a better laugh out of it than normal.
>Agreed, clearly it's the admin of secure.hostwizard.ws who should be arrested
>and prosecuted for configuring mailscanner without virus detection to avoid
>autoresponding. :)
>Unfortunately, while I am half joking, I'm only half joking.
>I don't think they should be criminally investigated, unless they unleashed
>enough of a flood of notices to actually DoS the victim site. However, I do
>think they are dangerously misconfigured and deserve the same LARTing and
>disrespect as the admin of an open-relay mailserver that a spammer abused.
>I view mis-directed  Challenge-Responses, virus notices, and post-delivery spam
>notices as indirect spamming through deliberate, and willfully malicious,
>misconfiguration. Such admins are trying to solve their email problems by
>foisting the problem into the mailboxes others. I get enough spam and viruses
>without getting notices for all of theirs too.
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