This is a reply from the admins who provide access to www.natvan.com which is the web page that was advertised in the email spam.
>From: email@example.com (Scott Winders) >Newsgroups: news.admin.net-abuse.misc >Subject: Re: Crusader Mail Spam >Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 19:43:18 -0700 >Organization: NetGate Communications >Lines: 48 >Message-ID:
>References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >NNTP-Posting-Host: scott.netgate.net Net Citizens: My name is Scott Winders and I am one of the partners at NetGate Communications. My company hosts web pages for hundreds of people. One of our clients is National Vanguard Books. The email spam, titled "The Long March", appears to have been sent by someone at "National Vanguard Books". It would also appear that the message originated from the domain "slip.net" which is an owned by an ISP in Northern California. I would like to point out that none of this appears to have originated from a NetGate connection or network. I would also like to point out that there is no proof available at this time that shows that these people actually sent the message. However, the content of the message is consistent with the information found at their home page (http://www.natvan.com). I just got off the phone with Jack Harding (the Admin contact for the "natvan.com" domain). He was not aware that the message was sent out and did not know who sent it. He is checking on this for me. I explained to him what happened and why it was wrong. Please understand that I am not going make an issue of the message's content. That is a freedom of speech issue that I do not want to get into. I am pursuing this from a "what is ethical and accepted Internet behavior" viewpoint. Please do not write telling us to cancel their account based on the content of the message or their web pages. They have as much right as anyone to express their opinion (at least in the U.S.) as anyone. Their views are NOT the views of NetGate Communications. Anyway, I just wanted to say that my company is taking appropriate steps to resolve this issue and to prevent it from happening again. Unless you have new information to add that would help us resolve this, I would appreciate if no more email were sent to "*@netgate.net". If you want to complain to the people at "National Vanguard Books", send an email to: email@example.com Any other address at "natvan.com" is sent to NetGate so please use the above address only. Scott Winders General Partner NetGate Communications firstname.lastname@example.org