American Eagle Outfitters: Selling Clothes to a Spamtrap

American Eagle Outfitters, a U.S.-based clothing company, is sending advertising emails to an email address that was closed before 2008. This email address was reactivated as a spamtrap in mid-2010 after it passed its timeout period. It has not received email from this sender since that time. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

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Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Sat, 10 Dec 2011 05:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>>
From: "American Eagle Outfitters" <>
To: <xxx>
Subject: 40% Off AE Tops + Free Shipping On Everything
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "American Eagle Outfitters" <support-<xxx>>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: American Eagle Outfitters <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: 40% Off AE Tops + Free Shipping On Everything
Reply-To: American Eagle Outfitters <support-<xxx>>

In Stores & At

AE Tops* 40% Off
Over 200 Styles | Hoodies, Sweaters, Shirts & More
Plus, Now Thru Tuesday 12.13… Free Shipping On Everything!<xxx>


*You must enter the following Discount Code <xxx> at the or shopping bag to take an additional 40% off AE Tops and Aerie
merchandise. Offer valid beginning December 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST for
a limited time only. Discount applied to AE Tops and Aerie merchandise
only prior to sales tax and shipping & handling. Only one discount of
any type may be used at one time. This discount is not redeemable for
cash, nor is it valid toward any previously purchased merchandise or the
purchase of merchandise certificates, gift cards or e-gift cards. Offer
excludes AE Outerwear, AE and Aerie New Arrivals, Aerie Undies, 77kids
and merchandise from these brands: BC, Bed Stu, Birkenstock, Chronicle,
Clarks, Coloud, Creative Recreation, DCI, Dolce Vita, DV dolce vita,
Eastland, FEED, Fred & Friends, Fydelity, GNRC for AEO, Gola, Havaianas,
Keds, Kikkerland, Knock Knock, Me Too, Minnetonka, Old Soles, Orla
Kiely, Palladium, Outerstuff, Pony, Retro Brands, Ridley’s, Saucony,
Soular, Sperry, Steve Madden, Sweet Shoes, Timberland and all collegiate
and pro apparel. Discount and associated terms & conditions subject to
change at AE’s sole discretion.

Automatic free shipping valid for orders placed through 11:59 pm PST on
December 13, 2011 and shipping to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. Offer
not valid on international orders. This offer is good for U.S. standard
shipping within 3 to 7 business days pending credit approval and
authorization. Orders to Canadian addresses will be shipped via Canada
post within 6 to 10 business days to urban areas and 15 to 22 business
days to rural areas. This offer can be combined with other discount
offers. Not applicable toward previously purchased merchandise. All
deliveries are pending credit approval, merchandise availability,
delivery and weather conditions. Free shipping promotion and associated
terms and conditions subject to change at AE’s sole discretion.


Don’t want to receive our e-mails? Unsubscribe now.<xxx>

Our mailing address: 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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