January 2016 in spamtraps: Facebook

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What is going on? Facebook is hitting spamtraps like there’s no tomorrow. The comparison is against the total mail volume in the same spamtraps of the top three ESPs combined.

Microsoft Office 365: How to spam with impunity

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200769%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx is useless. If you want to spam with no action whatsoever from the 800 pound gorilla of email, who are also too large to be added to any blocklists anywhere, sign up with Office 365 and there you go.

Recent player: Markkinointirekisteri.fi, Finnish vendor of spam lists going back at least six years.

January 2016 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

We’ve come full circle; this is the first post of the new year. Thanks to all who are keeping up with the series. Hope to see you in Frisco in two weeks.

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.4% this month.
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December 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.3% this month.
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Effortia, a British ESP, and an anonymous Finnish spamming service

Growmail.co.uk will probably have reason to take a look at hulabaloo.net / huippudiili.net (two anonymized domains sending materials in Finnish) now that asuntojenmyynti.fi used their services to spam. It would be interesting to see the contents of the FI-LISTA.

November 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 0.9% this month. There has been quite a lot of botnet activity.
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Effortia goes Denmark

Snakker du dansk, Ville? Oh, but you don’t need to, ‘cuz your Danish collaborator is a guy from Helsinki.

Thanksgiving (n.)

Thanksgiving (noun) (As applied to email deliverability)

One of “those times of the year” when mailing lists that were already mothballed are dragged out for one more blast, creating a spike in undeliverables, and of course in spamtrap hits.

October 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.3% this month.

RATING PARTICIPANT PERCENTAGE NOTES
0 All others
49.3%
1 SalesForce Marketing Cloud 10.1% aka ExactTarget
2 SendGrid 9.7%
3 MailChimp 8.2% 27% Mandrill, 73% MailChimp proper
4 Experian 4.5%
5 Silverpop 4.2%
6 MailerMAX 3.8%
7 Constant Contact 3.2%
8 Amazon SES 2.8%
9 Green Arrow 2.3%  aka DRH Internet, aka InboxFirst
10 Responsys 1.9%

Bubbling under: Mailgun at 1.9%, Neolane / Adobe Campaigns and Sailthru, both at 1.6%.

We have two new contestants. MailerMAX from Lithuania makes an appearance solely due to having allowed in a group of Finnish spammers, some of whom operate more or less openly (because you can’t register .fi domains anonymously). These are the same bunch who gave MySMTP their #1 spot in June.

The mail from Green Arrow is a curious mix of U.S. political commentary and Scandinavian “you must have participated in an online competition to sign up” outright spam. Annika, are you listening?

September 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps in September 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps in September 2015

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