Messenger Service : Message from KALOK to ZILOG : KANEDA !!!!
Messenger Service : Message from ZILOG to KALOK : TETSUO !!!!
It's not enough that they're sending me over four hundred unsolicited emails a day; in the last week I've received three Messenger Service dialogs telling me how I can get university diplomas, adjustable-rate mortgages, and the like. This, to put it lightly, burned my biscuits: if I'm touchy about my mailbox, I consider my desktop sacrosanct and I consider these popups an act of war.
These guys always obfuscate their source addresses, but with a little work, I ferreted them out: all of them are in Xiamen, China, coming through a conduit administered by the Data Communication Bureau (Ministry of Information). That means that there's absolutely nothing I can do about them right now. But I'm saving up IP addresses in an angry little piggy bank.
Anyway, if this starts happening to you, don't stand for it. If you get a spam dialog, get the spammer's machine name from the dialog, bust open a DOS window and type nbtstat -c. From that, you can get the IP address of the spammer; Sam Spade on that and you can find their provider. If they're in an industrialized nation, send a detailed email, containing screen shots and logs if you can, to their abuse address. It's not much -- certainly more trouble than it's worth -- but it's worth it on principle.