I maintain this site in my own time and at my own expense
in pursuit of my interest in studying the propagation and control of
I make this site available for the information of the
I grant license to the general public to view all materials
made public on this site, except as may be noted below.
The opinions expressed here are my own, as a private
Except where stated otherwise, I maintain copyright on all
materials presented on this site, including original artwork.
names and addresses used in examples
Except where stated otherwise, none of the host names,
domain names, e-mail addresses, and IP addresses used as generic or
illustrative examples on this site are intended to refer to actual
internet names and addresses.
I have made every effort to determine that these names and
addresses were unused or unrouteable at the time that the pages were
published, but this may change with time.
You may contact me
with any concerns you have regarding these example names and addresses.
This site does not collect nor save any information about
visitors other than the routine
HTTP query data collected in every normal web transaction.
This information may include (a) the IP address
from which the query was made, (b) the time and
date of the query, (c) the names and locations of
the files requested in the query, (d) the
command(s) used for the query, (e) the “referring
URL,” and (f) identifying information about the
HTTP agent (web browser) that made the request. This information
generally cannot be used by itself to identify you personally. By
visiting this site, you grant consent for such information to be
Except where noted, data that you may enter into forms on
this site are transmitted using the HTTP “POST”
method, and are therefore not saved in web server logs. These data are
discarded after the form query is fulfilled.
This site does not write nor read cookies.
This site does not employ client-side automation other than
illustration of principles.
If you send me unsolicited bulk e-mail (spam), then in so
doing you grant me fair use of all such materials under 17 USC 107 (for purposes of
education, criticism, and comment). Such use may include the analysis
of these materials, and the posting on ths website of both the
materials and the results of the analyses (which may contain
information that personally identifies you).
REALLY limited warranty
I make no claims regarding the usefulness of this site, nor
its fitness for any purpose.
While I continue to make every effort to ensure the
accuracy and timeliness of information presented, I cannot guarantee
that this site is free from error or inaccuracy, or that all
information will be up to date. You use this information at your own
risk. It is up you to independently confirm the information presented
before communicating it to others or acting on it.
By visiting this site, you indicate your agreement that I
cannot be held responsible for the uses to which you put information
obtained from this site.
stock spams) This site may include specimens of
unsolicited e-mail used to promote particular stocks. These specimens
are presented with the understanding that:
This site is not intended as a
source of investment advice or stock information.
The firms whose stocks are named are not, to my
knowledge, associated with the transmission of the spam messages.
There is a small but non-negligible chance that, despite my
best efforts, features of this site (e.g., spam analysis tools) may
return data to your computer that could cause failures of your web
browser or other software. By using this site, you indicate your
agreement that I cannot be held responsible for such failures.
You may e-mail me (at
) with questions you have regarding information on this site. However,
please bear the following in mind:
This is not a public spam reporting
service. I am a private individual. I do not
represent any business or agency that undertakes to deal with spam
complaints on behalf of the general public. I cannot do routine spam
analysis for you nor file abuse reports on your behalf.
You are welcome to submit examples of spam that you think
may be of interest to me (e.g., exploits not already described here).
Please obtain permission (by contacting me at the address above) before
doing so, since I may require you to follow special instructions in
order to send it.
I try to respond to e-mails as quickly as possible, but my
personal schedule or technical factors may occasionally prevent me from
For the sake of my privacy and security, the e-mail address
and other contact information published on this site are subject to be
changed or revoked without notice.
Linking to (and from) this website
This site contains links to other sites and resources
outside this domain. I am not responsible for the content of these
sites and resources, nor for their continued operation at the time you
use the links.
While I will entertain requests to put up links from this
site to other sites, I reserve the right not to do so.
You are free to link to this site, or accessible portions
thereof, for noncommercial purposes (e.g., to provide information about
spam or other forms of network abuse). In doing so, you recognize that
the contents and layout of this site are subject to change without
In providing links to this site, you agree that you must
not charge for access to these links. Further to this, you must publish
the full URL of each link to this site in a readable form (i.e., inside
or near the anchored text for the link).
license restrictions for non-human visitors (“bots,” “spiders,” etc.).
Special restrictions on a visitor’s license to access this
site apply to non-human visitors. “Non-human visitors” include, but are
not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, or
harvesters. Such non-human visitors are restricted from taxing the
resources of this website or any service it provides beyond what would
be typical of a human visitor.
Because of their potential for abuse, in consideration for
access to the site, non-human visitors are required to read and observe
the industry-standard restrictions as set forth in the robots.txt
file included at the root level of every domain governed by this
agreement. The restrictions provided for in this file shall be
considered an addendum to this agreement when applicable to non-human
visitors. The robots.txt file specifies restrictions to the directories
non-human visitors may access. Access to directories by non-human
visitors beyond what is allowed by the robots.txt file is recognized by
parties to this agreement as trespass and is expressly prohibited.
Furthermore, as specified by the “no-email-collection” flag
in the header of every web page and the robots.txt file, email
addresses on this site are considered proprietary intellectual property
of the author of this website. It is recognized that these email
addresses are provided for human visitors alone, and have value in part
because they are only accessable to said human visitors. Intentional
collection, harvesting, gathering, or otherwise storing email addresses
by non-human visitors is recognized under this agreement as theft or
diminution of value of the author’s intellectual property and is
This section is adapted from the
proposed (but dormant?) “No-Email-Collection” META tag definition.