|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
stopping my spammingby Anonymous Monk
|on Nov 20, 2002 at 13:45 UTC||Need Help??|
DISCLAIMER: this is posted anonymously because I wish to protect myself and have no intention in losing my job.
In my job, every now and then I get to work on some perl scripts to help administer a set of servers we have.
my boss recently got the idea of sending bulk e-mail. And as always, the draw was on me to do the sending program, I tried to come up with something simple at first, but then I knew they had a list of 100,000 emails they want to send to, and they want to send HTML emails and such. In short, they want to SPAM.
my futile attempts to ruin the idea didn't work; they first started using a computer here at the office, but the ISP banned them quickly, so I said that it cannot be done and things like that. So finally he ruined my attempts by getting a dedicated server at a big servers company, and I had root access and all, to start building our SPAM software, I got a freeware script to send to a mailing list, and expanded that to send some more.
The other day, I noticed a lot of returned mail to postmaster, I looked in them and saw that almost every ISP in our area has blocked the servers' IP. At first I was pleased to see this, and thought they will drop the idea, but my boss decided to buy a couple more IPs and that I change the DNS of the server every once in a while.
I hate what I'm doing now, and I don't want to lose my job, so can anyone please help on how to try further and stop this? The guy knows that he IS spamming, and I told him that everytime we change the IPs it's a matter of one email shot until the ISPs ban us again, but he doesn't listen.
Anyone had a similar situation? Anyone knows of ways in which I can persuade my boss to stop this so-called service without actually telling him "I don't want to send your SPAM anymore" ?