Whoa, Nellie! Turkish Airlines: *Flooding* my Spamtrap

This morning when I logged on and checked my spamtrap, I found over two dozen spams from Turkish Airlines, which I believe is the national airline in Turkey. Somebody — specifically, somebody responsible for Turkish Airlines Iran, if the From addresses are any clue — purchased a very dirty list. I don’t recall ever seeing spam from Turkish Airlines before, so if Turkish Airlines has no idea how this came about, I would recommend investigating the marketing department for somebody who believes in the tooth fairy, responds to 419 Advance Fee Fraud scams, and thinks that there is such a thing as an “opt-in” list for sale. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

Sending IP: 63.146.96.16-63.146.96.23

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from mta811.e.turkishairlines.com (mta811.e.turkishairlines.com [63.146.96.17])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Mon,  7 May 2012 16:##:## -0000 (UT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 15:##:## -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>@mta811.e.turkishairlines.com>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>@e.turkishairlines.com>
From: "Turkish Airlines Iran" <iran@e.turkishairlines.com>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Turkish Airlines Iran Newsletter May 2012
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "Turkish Airlines Iran" <support-<xxx>@e.turkishairlines.com>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Turkish Airlines Iran <iran@e.turkishairlines.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Turkish Airlines Iran Newsletter May 2012
Reply-To: Turkish Airlines Iran <support-<xxx>@e.turkishairlines.com>

Turkish Airlines

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Actualité et Récompenses 2010

Turkish Airlines, élue pour la seconde année consécutive, meilleure compagnied Européenne, ainsi que meilleure compagnie au monde pour la qualité de sa clae économique en 2009 et 2010 (site Skytrax), continue son évolution et vous prose désormais plus de 160 destinations dans le monde.

En 2010, 14 nouvelles destinations, dont Accra, Alexandrie, Sotchi, Entebee, Dar Es Salam, Bologne etc…

Bientôt disponible également : Hô chi Minh ville (décembre 2010), Los Angelears 2011)…

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http://e.turkishairlines.com/a/<xxx>

Réservation | Tel: 04.37.91.66.66
Escale | Email: escale.lyon@turkishairlines.fr : mailto:escale.lyon@turkishairlines.fr

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One Response to Whoa, Nellie! Turkish Airlines: *Flooding* my Spamtrap

  1. Those who wonder how Spamhaus could have missed this quantity of spam should consult SBL138378. Catherine, I’d tell you to check Spamhaus first, but I am not sure whether our SBL or your blog was public first.

    I will report once we hear the story. Although Spamhaus and Cheetahmail have their differences, I do not believe that they sanctioned use of this filthy list. It will be interesting to discover who did.

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