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Spam - 4

345 The SpamSeries
"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history."
Plutarch
The Life of Pericles

Source Tracking Tools

In part 3 of our spam series we inspected some of the email headers and how they can help us to find out where the spam came from.

What we got was a mere IP address: 195.3.64.67. Not bad, but not much either.

Now let's see what tools can help us to turn that IP address into viable contact information; contact information where we can eventually send a letter of complaint. (Yes, I can see your eyes grow wider.)

But now let's get down to the ugly basics and begin with traceroute, a very useful tool used almost always when trying to locate a spammer.

Next page > traceroute > Page 1, 2, 3, 4

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