Overview of spam from Prime

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 Prime

Added 24 June 1998. Spammer specializes in porn spams with forged headers transmitted from and hosted by Home.net.

Primenet is rogue. See netnews articles "Primenetwork's new official position" and Prime Internet says "Don't use newsgroups if you don't want spam"

Ownership & Contact Info

Prime Internet Network is owned and/or operated by Ray Vanpraag, 250 El Camino Real # 111, Tustin, CA 92780. 714-669-9638 (FAX) 714-838-0228 (whois) and/or
Larry Bruce, B&B Creations, P.O. Box 298, Fairplay, SC 29643. 1-706-356-2897 (whois)

Prime Internet Network is also known as:

Connectivity is provided by Home.com Whois identifies Prime as

Prime Internet Network (NETBLK-ATWORK-PRIMEINTERNET)
   100 West Main, Suite 4
   Tustin, CA 92780
   US

   Netname: ATWORK-PRIMEINTERNET
   Netblock: 209.218.32.0 - 209.218.35.255

   Coordinator:
      Vanpraag, Ray  (RV31-ARIN) webmaster@PRIMENETWORK.NET
      714-669-9638

   Record last updated on 06-May-98.
   Database last updated on 24-Jun-98 16:10:04 EDT.

Site history


NetNews Feeds

prime receives netnews feeds from the following sites that I know of:

These sites have been added to the reporting list for Prime to keep them aware of the problem, and to suggest that they terminate their netnews feed with Prime until such time that Prime adopts an anti-spam policy and regains control of their servers.


Sample Spam

Sample spam from 15 July 1998: Path: news.pyramid.com!uunet!in1.uu.net!cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com! news.bbnplanet.com!newshub.northeast.verio.net!newshub2.home.com! newshub1.home.com!news.home.com!news.rdc2.occa.home.com.POSTED! not-for-mail Newsgroups: alt.sex.wizards From: Julie Who? <webmaster@wildwebsites.com> Subject: Teen Spanking ! 11023 Lines: 3 Message-ID: <BOTo1.52635$n22.3400754@news.rdc2.occa.home.com> Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 00:04:49 GMT NNTP-Posting-Host: 209.218.32.6 NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 17:04:49 PDT Organization: @Work Internet powered by @Home Network Check out this Teen Spanking site! http://www.mallpage.com/cyberspank Enjoy! 11023

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