Forward Your Virii to Uncle Sam

Posted by:
Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2002, 20:35
Category: Archive


This is an update of our previous story “Forward Your Spam to Uncle Sam.”

If you are a user of Microsoft Entourage v. X you should check out this Entourage AppleScript that automatically forwards your SPAM to the FTC’s uce@ftc.gov address. Once modified, the script can open, FWD, and delete SPAM without your ever seeing it.

Any interesting side note, if you happen to forward a virus or WORM to uce@ftc.gov you will get a response that looks something like this:

FROM: virus-scanner@ftc.gov
SUBJECT: Virus Alert

The mail message (file: Ltr SCP proj.completion.doc.com) you sent to ucedb@graywolf.ftc.gov contains a virus (WORM_SIRCAM.A). This message generated by scan host redwolf.ftc.gov. More info on this virus may be found at http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo

In addition to reporting your spam to Uncle Sam, you can also send it to the folks at SpamCop.net via their free Spam reporting service.

Recent Posts

Comments are closed.