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RE: Recent NANOG postings

  • From: Ralph Doncaster
  • Date: Mon Sep 16 15:05:05 2002

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Al Rowland wrote:

> I'm sure it would be a trivial matter for merit to recover the full
> headers of the original and forward to abuse@hushmail.com for action
> against whomever is (quite poorly) impersonating Ms. Harris.

Hushmail's domains are registered to some offshore company, though they
get connectivity from NetNation in Calgary, AB.  They don't seem to
respond to abuse reports.  NetNation at least responds, but won't give any
contact info out for real people at HushMail.

It would seem in this case the only action that is sure to work is to make
a John Doe claim in a Canadian court, then file a subpoena against
NetNation for Canadian business address of HushMail, and then subpoena
HushMail's records.

In Susan's case she's a short drive from Windsor, Ontario, and the court
filings could be done in small claims court so the fees wouldn't exceed a
couple hundred dollars.

Since Hushmail offers free accounts the original offender can just sign up
again under another anonymous ID and start the process all over.  It would
seem the offender has mocked not only myself and Susan, but the process
for keeping unwanted posters off the list.  At some point in the future it
may become necessary to block whole domains from having posting
privileges.

-Ralph





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