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I would say that the person who replied to you screwed up.
Their system definitely delivered the offending message:

$ nslookup -sil 207.217.120.218
Server:         66.51.205.100
Address:        66.51.205.100#53

218.120.217.207.in-addr.arpa    name = bluejay.mail.pas.earthlink.net.

$ whois 207.217.120.218

OrgName:    EarthLink Network, Inc.
OrgID:      ERTH

NetRange:   207.217.0.0 - 207.217.255.255
CIDR:       207.217.0.0/16
NetName:    EARTHLINK-CIDR
NetHandle:  NET-207-217-0-0-1
Parent:     NET-207-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Direct Allocation
NameServer: DNS1.EARTHLINK.NET
NameServer: DNS2.EARTHLINK.NET
NameServer: DNS3.EARTHLINK.NET
Comment:    ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
RegDate:    1996-10-04
Updated:    2001-10-09

TechHandle: DAE4-ARIN
TechName:   Domain Administrator, Administrator
TechPhone:  +1-404-815-0770
TechEmail:  arinpoc@corp.earthlink.net

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE60-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   ABUSE TEAM
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-404-815-0770
OrgAbuseEmail:  ABUSE@corp.earthlink.net

OrgTechHandle: ELNK-ORG-ARIN
OrgTechName:   EarthLink, Inc.
OrgTechPhone:  +1-404-815-0770
OrgTechEmail:  arin_tech@lists.corp.earthlink.net

-- Rod
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On Friday 06 December 2002 03:37 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i sent a letter of complaint about spam to earthlink and got a reply
> that included this paragraph:
>
>    This report is being returned to you because there appear to
>    be no numeric IP addresses in the headers of the reported
>    mail that match IP addresses within our network.  This means
>    that the mail likely did not originate with us, and
>    therefore we cannot enforce our policies on the junk
>    e-mailer.
>
> from my reading of the headers, the spam seemed to follow this path:
>
> 68.114.30.56 -> 207.217.120.218 -> 64.164.47.8
>
> charter comm -> earthlink       -> me (satan)
>
> because the received headers go in the order of newest received header
> first, oldest received header last.
>
> is this not correct?  from my reading, the email originated from charter
> communications but was passed to me via earthlink.
>
> is earthlink not culpable for delivering the spam?  if not, how can this
> email reach me if earthlink 207.217.120.218 isn't an open relay?
>
> pete
>
> >>From womensinstitute@earthlink.net Fri Dec 06 14:36:21 2002
> >
> >Return-path: <womensinstitute@earthlink.net>
> >Envelope-to: p@dirac.org
> >Delivery-date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 14:36:21 -0800
> >Received: from bluejay.mail.pas.earthlink.net ([207.217.120.218])
> >	by satan.diablo.localnet with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1 (Debian))
> >	id 18KR53-0000gI-00
> >	for <p@dirac.org>; Fri, 06 Dec 2002 14:36:21 -0800
> >Received: from 68-114-30-56.charterga.net ([68.114.30.56]
> > helo=earthlink.net) by bluejay.mail.pas.earthlink.net with asmtp (Exim
> > 3.33 #1)
> >	id 18KPsz-0005NG-00; Fri, 06 Dec 2002 13:19:49 -0800
> >Message-ID: <410-22002126701756704@earthlink.net>
> >X-Priority:
> >Reply-To: womensinstitute@earthlink.net
> >X-Mailer: EarthLink MailBox 2003.1.12.0 (Windows)
>
> From: "Morgan Pillsbury" <womensinstitute@earthlink.net>
>
> >To: "womensinstitute" <womensinstitute@earthlink.net>
> >Subject: Do something about Domestic Violence
> >Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 16:17:56 -0800
> >MIME-Version: 1.0
> >Content-Type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII
> >X-ELNK-Trace:
> > 90043ac6fb6056a69adad1ec2ad180e8d780f4a490ca69564776905774d2ac4bf1b6d38dd
> >cf6444833d0c1f868c49a4c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c Status: RO
> >Content-Length: 5672
> >Lines: 59
> >
> ><HTML><HEAD>
> ><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1251">
> ><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2715.400" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
> ><BODY>
> ><P><FONT face="MS Sans Serif" size=2>
> ><DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff size=6>
> ><P> </P>
> ><P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><STRONG>Contact Name: </STRONG>Michelle
> > Gysan<BR><B>Other E-mail: </B>webhause@cox.net<BR></FONT></FONT></P>
> > <P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P>Womenís Institute for Individual and Political Justice </P></FONT><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman"> <P>December 5, 2002</P>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P><B>
> ><P>This Christmas letís do something about Domestic Violence</P></B>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P></P>
> ><P>Dear Friend, </P>
> ><P>I know how frustrating it is to live in a world where we can put women
> > in space but we cannot keep them safe in their own homes. </P> <P>I run a
> > nonprofit foundation dedicated to changing outcomes for women. The first
> > issue we took up was domestic violence. </P> <P>My background is not
> > academic but political and my motivations in this case have become very
> > unexpectedly personal. </P> <P>Starting late last year my oldest daughter
> > was threatened and battered, first by her long-term boy friend and then
> > by the very institutions that were supposed to help her, the District
> > Attorney in New York among others. </P> <P>Sitting up nights sweating
> > over whether or not John Fund and his friends would manage to kill her
> > engaged my mind powerfully. I thought, "Why doesn't the justice system DO
> > something about women at risk of violence?" </P> <P>Then I thought about
> > something my grandfather did over a very different issue.</P> <P>It was
> > wildflowers blooming in Yosemite. </P>
> ><P>My grandfather, Arthur C. Pillsbury built the first lapse -time camera
> > to use with plants to demonstrate the life-integrity of a flower as a
> > means of persuading the Park Service to stop mowing the meadows to get
> > fodder for their horses. </P> <P>That first lovely vision recorded in
> > human time of a flower elegantly raising its head to the sun was his idea
> > of a campaign. It worked. </P> <P>How do we make a no tolerance for
> > violence policy real and visible for the victims of violence today? I
> > imagined what human intervention could make it possible for my daughter,
> > and for me, to sleep at night without fear. I saw it. Then, I started
> > making phone calls.</P> <P>We don't need to invent anything to make women
> > safe. All the parts are there on the shelf, so to speak. We just need to
> > assemble them differently. </P> <P>When a woman is deemed at risk a
> > restraining order should mean something. The order should have teeth; it
> > should come with an award for needed security services. This could be an
> > armed guard at her door twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; a
> > guard to travel with her, leaving one watching her home. It could mean a
> > guard watching her abuser. It could mean cuffing abusers and monitoring
> > their movements. It could mean bonding them. </P> <P>It should always
> > mean that abusers will pay the costs of their behavior. </P> <P>When you
> > hit them in the pocketbook it will change their choices and their
> > behavior. </P> <P>Making sure they pay opens up a whole new range of
> > possibilities. </P> <P>We all know that violence happens up and down the
> > economic spectrum, it is just uncomfortable for us to admit that people
> > we know are battered and silent through fear. This is the ugly little
> > secret finally making its way out through the courageous acts of women
> > who dare to share. </P> <P>Awards exacted from abusers who are wealthy
> > should be punitive thus helping us pay for victims of risk at lower
> > economic levels. Awards can be securitized and bundled into financial
> > instruments, sold and traded. It can be done. I have consulted economists
> > and financial experts across the country. </P> <P>There is a lot to be
> > done and I need your help. Make a donation to our nonprofit, the Women's
> > Institute. Join us as a member. Down load our articles and follow the
> > development of the program so that it can be offered where you live.
> > Volunteer to help us do just that. We are heavily dependent on volunteers
> > across the country. Real change starts in the heart and in the community
> > that surrounds it. </P> <P>Today my daughter is living in hiding far from
> > New York while her abuser walks free. He has friends with power who are
> > perfectly willing to use it. This, too, must change. </P> <P>My daughter
> > understood the risks she was taking. She decided that pursue her abuser
> > through the system so that other women after her will be able to live
> > free of fear. I am proud of the choice she made even as I fear for her
> > life. While in New York she experienced two break-in attempts to her
> > security apartment. </P> <P>Help us celebrate the birth of a new freedom
> > from violence starting in 2003. Help make this coming year one that will
> > be remembered as the year we said NO to violence and meant it. </P>
> > <P>Safe at Home is something we all need to be able to feel. </P> <P>God
> > bless and keep you.</P>
> ><P>Melinda Pillsbury-Foster,</P>
> ><P>President, Women's Institute and </P>
> ><P>Morgan's Mom </P>
> ><P>&nbsp;</P>
> ><P>Read more:</P></FONT><U><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#0000ff>
> ><P>http://womensinstitutes.com/ej_ending_violence.html</P></U></FONT><FONT
> > face="Times New Roman"> <P>Join us and support our
> > work:</P></FONT><U><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#0000ff>
> > <P>http://womensinstitutes.com/join.html</P></U></FONT><FONT face="Times
> > New Roman"></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
> ><DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
> ><DIV>m pillsbury</DIV>
> ><DIV><A
> > href="mailto:womensinstitute@earthlink.net";>womensinstitute@earthlink.net
> ></A></DIV> <DIV>Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.</DIV>
> ><DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT>
> ><P></P></BODY></HTML>
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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