by Selwyn Bergman of BMSC-Online
It's becoming clearer now, that the person we should be complaining to is not the sender of the spam email, but rather someone who has some kind of power over the facilities that the peron is using to send that email. They can simply stop allowing that spammer access to their internet facilities. Lets think about that for a minute: you're sitting in your office at work and send out a joke email to a joke list. However someone on the list gets offended by your sense of humour and sends an email to your supervisor complaining about the joke. Your supervisor whips out your signed employment contract which states that you may not use email facilities for that purpose and now you're in breach of contract. There's some discipline due which may be anything from a dont do that again through to getting fired and being held personally responsible for damages caused. A reasonable employee would just stop allowing you access to email for a while - to teach you a lesson. A similarity exists with the case of spam email so all we have to do is find out how to contact the people that let the spammer get onto the internet and let them know whats happened.
Admittedly, this procedure to find the source of the spam, may be a bit technical and does not guarantee success. It also depends on a response from the ISP concerned. In overview, what you have to do find out where the email came from, find out who is in charge of the place that the email came from, and then contact the person in charge in a specified manner letting them know whats going on.
The next step is to figure out where that spam email came from