Overview of spam from Special-fx.com

26 Oct 2007

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 Special-fx.com

Added 4 Sept 1997. Special-FX.com was a major porn spammer. Special-FX was the same as, or closely associated with Escort Guide.

No spam has been seen from May, 1998 to March 1999. In late March 1999, porn spam for Adultage.com and Knotwork.com began again. No spam has been seen since 1999.

Sfx has adopted an anti-spam policy. This file exists for purely historical reasons.

Adultage was hosted by Special-FX and Knotwork was closely associated with Special-FX. I am informed that there is no longer an association with adultage.com, Escort Guide, or Mark Graham Metson

I am informed by Peter Stuczynski that he has not been associated with Andrew Chandler for years.

Special-FX.com, kesl, Escort Guide, knotwork.com and so on were probably all part of the same "spamglomerate" often referred to as AdultAge. See their web page at http://www.adultage.com for more information. AdultAge is another "adult verification service" which drums up business by spamming.

Ownership & Contact Info

Special-FX is:
Special FX Communications SPECIAL-FX-DOM
   PO Box 415
   Grafton, MA 01519

   Domain Name: SPECIAL-FX.COM

   Administrative Contact, Billing Contact:
      Stuczynski, Gayle spfx@SPECIAL-FX.COM
   Technical Contact:
       Hostmaster  (HO1376-ORG)  hostmaster@SPECIAL-FX.COM
       Special FX Communications
       PO Box 415
       Grafton , MA 01519
       Fax- - (XXX)XXX-XXXX

    Record last updated on 06-Dec-2000.
    Record expires on 06-Nov-2001.
    Record created on 05-Nov-1996.
    Database last updated on 21-Aug-2001 04:42:00 EDT.

    Domain servers in listed order:


Special-FX.com is also known as, or closely connected to:

Here are some assorted contacts:

As always, phone calls are more effective than email.

Site history

Sample Spam:

Path: ...!cyclone.news.idirect.com!island.idirect.com! newsfeed.torontointernetxchange.net!news.auracom.net! not-for-mail From: Cum-Teens <cumteens@cum.teens> Newsgroups: alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.schoolgirls, alt.sex.pedophilia,alt.sex.pedophilia.girls, alt.binaries.pictures.child.erotica.female, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.facials Subject: MARVELOUS TOTALLY FREE YOUNG and CUM-SOAKED Teens site! Date: 27 Mar 1999 08:59:19 GMT Organization: Auracom Lines: 20 Message-ID: <9903270900.NP7955@9903270900.news.auracom.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: ts6-d11.hfx.auracom.com X-Newsposter: NewsReader 1.1 MARVELOUS TOTALLY FREE CUM-SOAKED TEENS SITE!!! TOTALLY MARVELOUS YOUNG CUM-SOAKED TEENS!! TOTALLY FREE!!! http://sex-site.worthseeing.cc/cumteens/ ALSO FREE ADULT PASSWORDS THAT GET YOU INTO HUNDREDS MORE TOTALLY MARVELOUS ADULT SITES OF EVERY SORT! http://sex-site.worthseeing.cc/cumteens/ I am an eager collector of YOUNG CUM-SOAKED TEEN images, I have collected some of the finest shots ever, and now I have my own TOTALLY MARVELOUS web site ... So I can finally show them off! Cum see them right now, TOTALLY FREE! Visit http://sex-site.worthseeing.cc/cumteens/ NOW! Analysis: The web site advertised in this spam was a click-through to the sites ADULTAGE.COM and ADULT.KNOTWORK.NET.

This is one sample spam. Posted from a Bellsouth news server but advertising a site belonging to Special-FX, as indicated by the 209.113.217 net block.

Path: lobby01.news.aol.com!newstf02.news.aol.com!portc03.blue.aol.com! news-out.internetmci.com!newsfeed.internetmci.com!! cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!news.bbnplanet.com! newsfeed.atl.bellsouth.net!news2.atl.bellsouth.net.POSTED! not-for-mail From: Afist@herAss.com Newsgroups: soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm Subject: ALL TIED AND FUCKED 64487 Message-ID: <11039818.2141@herAss.com> Organization: . Distribution: World Lines: 7 Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:34:15 GMT NNTP-Posting-Host: host-207-205-112-2.bct.bellsouth.net NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:34:15 EST WARNING! THIS SITE IS BANNED IN SOME COUNTRIES ALL KINDS OF BIZARRE ,BONDAGE, LEATHER, FETISHES MIDGETS, PREGNANT TEENS,FISTING AND A WHOLE LOT MORE INCREDIBLE BIZARRE LIVE VIDEOS Here are the headers of the most recent spam (message body not available:) Path: su-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com! news.bbnplanet.com!nyd.news.ans.net!newsjunkie.ans.net! newsfeeds.ans.net!prodigy.com!prodigy.com!InnocenrGirl.com From: Angie@InnocenrGirl.com Newsgroups: alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.cartoons Subject: Blo-Job Bonanza 94121 Date: Monday, 18 May 1998 22:18:26 -0600 Organization: MAHA! Lines: 11 Distribution: World Message-ID: <18059822.1826@InnocenrGirl.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: ppp- X-Post-Time: 18 May 1998 13:14:57 GMT X-Auth-User: 002827686/adc0215debcef12b X-Problems-To: abuse@prodigy.com Here is one from 1996: Path: mordred.cc.jyu.fi!news.csc.fi!news.eunet.fi!EU.net! nntp.primenet.com!news.sgi.com!howland.erols.net!news.bbnplanet.com! cam-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!uunet!in1.uu.net!news-in.tiac.net! posterchild!news@tiac.net From: Special FX Communications <asg@tiac.net> Newsgroups: alt.binaries.great.ass.paulina, alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica,alt.binaries.nude.celebrities, alt.binaries.nude.celebrities.female,alt.binaries.pictures, alt.binaries.pictures.anime,alt.binaries.pictures.bisexuals, alt.binaries.pictures.bodyart,alt.binaries.pictures.erotica, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateur, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.amateur.female, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.anime, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.art.pin-up, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.asian-indian, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.autos, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.balls, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.bears, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.big-folks, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.biker-chicks, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.black, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.black.females, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.blondes, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.bondage, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.breasts, alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.teens Subject: $50 per minute for your XXX amateur videos Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 21:10:11 -0500 Organization: Special FX Communications Lines: 914 Message-ID: <329A5183.5EBE@tiac.net> Reply-To: asg@tiac.net NNTP-Posting-Host: p28.gw1.worce.ma.tiac.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="------------7852544A46DE" X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0 (Win95; I) D.E.G. Will pay you up to $50 per minute For your original amateur or homemade XXX rated video

More Info

See netnews article
"Spam Cancel Report, BI = 426.000 (spfx/BOCA.NET): Tue Dec 30" for more examples of headers.

See netnews thread "I Am A 'Computer Hippy' and an 'Immature Nerd'" for an extended discussion of Special-FX. I especially liked Lysander Spooner's response.

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