August 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, August 2017

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, August 2017

My schedules are really falling apart… but at least I got it out before heading off for Toronto! Yay! Looking forward to the meeting.

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps was 2.0%, which was down 22% from August. The amount of all mail was up 22%.

The top ten looks familiar, but there is a new contestant in the top 30 (see “relative badness”) – who immediately made it to the top of the relative badness list, as well. The Scandinavian affiliate spammers found DoctorSender; over 90% of what they sent is 10 top subject lines, all in Swedish, 95% is 20 top, now with Finnish included. Almost all of it came from just one of their many ranges, 185.121.235.0/24.

Bubbling under the top 10 this month: Sparkpost (1.9%), Mapp Digital (1.6%), Bronto (1.5%).

RATING PARTICIPANT PERCENTAGE NOTES MOST PROMINENT CUSTOMER
0 All others 44.5%
1 SendGrid 12.2% myvirtualfleet.com (11.5%)
2 SalesForce Marketing Cloud 10.1% ExactTarget Kohls (6.3%)
3 MailChimp 7.0% (6.8% Mandrill) eccp.com European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (1.0%)
4 Experian 5.7% Walgreens (8.4%)
5 Constant Contact 4.1% Advisor Perspectives (42%)
6 Oracle Marketing Cloud Just short of 4.1% Responsys, Eloqua and RightNow Nordstrom (12%)
7 Amazon SES 3.4% teaparty.org (6.1%)
8 Mailgun 3.1% mybmw.co.id spamming in Russian (9.3%)
9 IBM Marketing Cloud 2.2% Silverpop Menards (9.7%)
10 Message Systems 1.9% SparkPost Zillow (66%)

Here’s the “relative badness” graph.

Average amount of messages per separate customer of ESP, August 2017

Average amount of messages per separate customer of ESP, August 2017

Finally, the “top spamming customers” table.

RATING CUSTOMER ESP % OF THIS ESP % OF ALL ESP MAIL IN SPAMTRAPS
1 Advisor Perspectives Constant Contact 42% 1.7%
2 myvirtualfleet.com SendGrid 11.5% 1.3%
3 Scandinavian affiliate spammers DoctorSender Over 95% 1.3%
4 Kohl’s Salesforce Marketing Cloud 6.3% >0.6%
5 DICK’s Sporting Goods, Inc Epsilon 45% 0.6%

2 Responses to August 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

  1. Thanks for the interesting metrics. Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto, too.

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