Back in 2001, attrition.org received an email from AnsMe.com requesting a link removal. As nice as Jericho was, more requests ensued. There's a reason why we call it "Wrath of the Impotent".


From: AnsMe Staff
To: jericho@attrition.org
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 18:53:06 -0700
Subject: Web Site

Dear Jeremy,

I e-mailed you a while back concerned your site

I asked if you could remove my name and put "AnsMe" or something in its
place. You went through each page, and replaced my name with "AnsMe Staff",
and I appreciate that.

However, I found that the main page still contains my
name both in the URL, and in the page itself.

I don't work with AnsMe anymore, and would not like my name put there in any
relation to them. The problem arises that if you search for my name 
on Google, your site comes up as #1, and I'm being hurt for 
something I was told to do by that company.

Is their a way I could just have my name removed from the main page as well
(from both the URL, and the page itself)? I would really appreciate that.

Thank you very much for your time.

Best Regards,
(redacted)



From: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
To: AnsMe Staff
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 15:22:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Web Site


: Dear Jeremy,

Jericho, but close enough =)

: I e-mailed you a while back concerned your site
:
: I asked if you could remove my name and put "AnsMe" or something in its
: place. You went through each page, and replaced my name with "AnsMe Staff",
: and I appreciate that.
:
: However, I found that the main page still contains my
: name both in the URL, and in the page itself.
:
: I don't work with AnsMe anymore, and would not like my name put there in any
: relation to them. The problem arises that if you search for my name 
: on Google, your site comes up as #1, and I'm being hurt for
: something I was told to do by that company.
:
: Is their a way I could just have my name removed from the main page as well
: (from both the URL, and the page itself)? I would really appreciate that.

While I appreciate the fact you were doing as your company was told, the
mail (after the first) clearly goes above and beyond what AnsMe told you
to say, else their lawyers would have contacted us.

If you would like to write me mail and explain that you were writing on
behalf of AnsMe, and only trying to protect their interest, i'd likely put
it up as #11 in the e-mail thread. I'm afraid that is the best I can do
without violating the integrity of our site. If I start heavily editing
the content, people will not see the problem of lawsuit happy threats and
the kind of grief free websites endure.

How would you feel if people threatened a hobby website you sunk countless
hours into on a routine basis? Saying they would take all of your money,
get you forcibly shut down, and even threaten physical violence? I want to
make sure the world knows that it does happen.




From: AnsMe Staff
To: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 13:04:52 -0800
Subject: Re: that's a shame

Jericho,

I apologize for e-mailing you again. Its been almost a year now so I e-mailed the people 
at AnsMe and they told me they never got your e-mail.

Could you e-mail them (asking wither I was being told to write that stuff, or wrote it 
without permission)?

I would really like my name cleared.

Thank you again for your time.

Best Regards,
(redacted)




From: security curmudgeon (jericho@attrition.org)
To: legal@AnsMe.com, postmaster@AnsMe.com, root@AnsMe.com
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:06:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Question about former employee.


In reference to:

http://www.attrition.org/postal/z/legal/(redacted)

Could you clarify if (redacted) was contacting us on behalf of AnsMe in
an official capacity per instructions or not?

Thank you.



From: Mail Delivery Subsystem 
To: jericho@attrition.org
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:06:42 -0500
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details


The original message was received at Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:06:20 -0500
from jericho@localhost

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
(legal@AnsMe.com)
    (reason: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for legal@AnsMe.com)
(postmaster@ansme.com)
    (reason: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for postmaster@AnsMe.com)
(root@ansme.com)
    (reason: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for root@AnsMe.com)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to ansme.com.:
>>> RCPT To:(root@AnsMe.com)
<<< 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for root@AnsMe.com
550 5.1.1 (root@ansme.com)... User unknown
>>> RCPT To:(postmaster@AnsMe.com)
<<< 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for postmaster@AnsMe.com
550 5.1.1 (postmaster@ansme.com)... User unknown
>>> RCPT To:(legal@AnsMe.com)
<<< 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for legal@AnsMe.com
550 5.1.1 (legal@AnsMe.com)... User unknown



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