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.
Spamming once again, this time through the anonymous Huipputarjous.biz who have managed to obtain services from Elastic Email. Going steadily towards the lowest end of bottom feeding spam service providers. (This is not aimed at Elastic; rather Huipputarjous.biz and all of the other anonymous “all the businesses in the YTJ must have participated in an online competition that nobody has heard of and only started last week” spammers.)
Spamming from 22.214.171.124/25.
A customer of online roleplaying/gaming web market DriveThruRPG, Wizards of the Coast, is emailing a spamtrap in my collection. A single bulk email to a repurposed spamtrap is not in itself a huge problem, but it is a sign that a list needs attention. Since a botnet spammer has also been emailing spamtraps with forged email addresses @drivethrurpg.com, I wanted to be sure that DriveThruRPG and its ESP, MailChimp’s transactional email service Mandrill, knew that a DriveThruRPG customer also has a spamtrap on its list.
A unidentifiable investment solicitation spammer using an anonymous free GMail address (
email@example.com) just emailed to a purchased or email appended list. The list includes two role accounts originally scraped from a website and Whois. I registered the domain for those accounts in the 1990s, and am the only registered owner that domain has ever had. Neither spammed email address *ever* sent email to anybody; they only received email. The ESP was YourMailingListProvider.