Overview of spam from Acsi.net

15 Feb 2006

Note: Automated spam monitoring stopped several years ago. These web pages are maintained for historical reasons. Some may be updated from time to time as news about the individual sites becomes available.

No spam today

General information about Acsi.net

Also known as "e.spire".

ACSI.net is a possible rogue site. Although they have an effective AUP, they seem to enforce it only under extreme duress. The situation seems to have improved over the last year.

For a while, ACSI.net hosted all of the worst spammers on the net (as of Feb 1998). This list included Connectup, E-Sales.net, Emaildirect.net, TSF Marketing, JTSR Restraunt, t3mailer.com, and Tjs Innovations.

Other sites served by ACSI.net include worldmarket4u.com, nvmail.com, theglobalmarketer.com, technomail.com and whitenteeth.com. While no spam has been seen coming from these sites, these names suggest that it will.

ACSI.net claims that Connectup has obtained a restraining order preventing ACSI.net from disconnecting them. (Temporary Restraining Order issued 1/30/98 in Rowan Circuit Court, Kentucky. Civil Action # 98-CI-90023)

UPDATE: Connect Up was disconnected 19 Mar 1998.

Admins may wish to block all communications from the 206.222.110 - 206.222.113 net block.

ACSI.net may be reached at 1-800-291-7889.

ACSI.net also hosts other spam sites such as nevwest.com.

ACSI.net is hosted by UUNet.

Note: ACSI is often confused with ASCI. ASCI is innocent. ACSI.net should also not be confused with ACSI.com, which is also innocent. Please type carefully.


Relavent netnews message:

Newsgroups: news.admin.net-abuse.email
From: jimn8@netcom.com (Jim Nitchals)
Subject: ACSI: confirmed 100% rogue
Message-ID: <jimn8EItpCF.IL5@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 17:17:02 GMT

I just got off the phone with Eric Madison at ACSI.  While he opposes junk
email personally, ACSI's legal department positively refuses to take any

ACSI *WILL NOT* amend its spam-friendly terms of service.

We've learned a lot from the AGIS experience.  The firewalls are going up.
ACSI customers will soon be feeling the uncomfortable pressure of being
associated with a spam haven.  The online media will have a field day
with ACSI.  Shareholder relations at ACSI will be given a thorough
education into the spam issue.

Jim Nitchals                          jimn8@netcom.com

Site history

For a list of ACSI net blocks and instructions on how to block them at the router, see the Anti-Spam Page.

The following is an (untested) procmail recipe to block ACSI:


To report spam, contact postmaster@acsi.net

A complete history may also be available.

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