Starbucks: Rewards for a Coffee-Drinking… Spamtrap?

The “Rewards” program for coffee, tea and pastry retailer Starbucks just sent an email advertisement for the first time to an email address that closed in 2002. This email address has been among my spamtraps for years; Starbucks has never emailed it before. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

Sending IP: 8.7.43.19

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from mta933.chtah.net (mta933.chtah.net [8.7.43.19])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Tue,  3 Jul 2012 01:xx:xx -0000 (UT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 01:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>@mta933.e.starbucks.com>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>@e.starbucks.com>
From: "My Starbucks Rewards" <Starbucks@e.starbucks.com>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Only one more week to earn Free Drinks faster
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "My Starbucks Rewards" <support-<xxx>@e.starbucks.com>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: My Starbucks Rewards <Starbucks@e.starbucks.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Only one more week to earn Free Drinks faster
Reply-To: My Starbucks Rewards <support-<xxx>@e.starbucks.com>

Earn a bonus Star when you buy a pack of Starbucks VIA(R) Iced Coffee.
Through July 9

Find a Store

http://e.starbucks.com/<xxx>

When summer is here, it’s easy to lose track of the days. So with a week to go, we wanted to remind you to earn an extra Star for each pack of Starbucks VIA(R) Iced Coffee you buy with your registered Starbucks Card. Because we think summer needs iced coffee.

http://e.starbucks.com/<xxx>

Only at participating stores, through July 9.

<removed>

We’re emailing you because you registered at Starbucks.com or provided us your email address. Your address is listed as <xxx>. Let us know if you want to unsubscribe from our list:

http://e.starbucks.com/<xxx>

This email is sent from an account we use for sending messages only.

So if you want to contact us, don’t reply to this email – we won’t get your response. Instead, use this web form:

http://e.starbucks.com/<xxx>

or mail your comments to PO Box 34067, Seattle, WA 98124-1067.
Thanks.

One Response to Starbucks: Rewards for a Coffee-Drinking… Spamtrap?

  1. The monthly awards email hit again a couple of days ago; Starbucks thinks that this email address belongs to a customer. :/

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