Symantec Corporation: Advertising Ghost to …ghosts, er, spamtraps

Symantec are advertising Ghost Solution Suite to outdated contacts of theirs and thereby continue to demonstrate their lack of respect for the recipient’s opt-out. Now there’s nothing spectacular about senders not removing bounces, but Symantec have been informed of the domain having changed hands and hence their contacts being outdated in June 2011, and again in November 2011, over the phone, even, as well as their rep having been pointed to the earlier posts here.  The ESP is Responsys, as before, who have failed to note the issue in any way – I’m labeling this an ESP problem as well.

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ResponseWave / Seed Digital Media: Another fantastic ESP failure

Responsewave Ltd, a self-professed leading provider of hosted viral marketing and permission marketing solutions, isn’t interested in hearing from me (on a topic related to address list quality, what else).

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(RESOLVED) Campaign Monitor: The 101 of how not to run an ESP

I don’t need to know anything more about an ESP.  This one (their network, that is, which is Freshview Pty Ltd OW-3735-1 (NET-206-72-127-0-1) 206.72.127.0 – 206.72.127.255 in ARIN) is going into the DROP tables. Please post here when you’ve deobfuscated the domain registration. They are their own TUCOWS reseller, too.

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DPJ Suomi Oy: B2B spamming

DPJ Suomi Oy (dpj.fi) wants to sell office furniture by spamming. The ESP is the Swedish epostservice.se, whose terms of service permit opt-out spamming wherever it is legal (Item 6).

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(RESOLVED – as far as Relation & Brand goes) Vistaprint: spamming outdated and erroneous personal addresses

One of the many parties who spam the ten year old boxes are Vistaprint, whom I have discussed here before. The ESP is Relation & Brand, a Swedish operator.

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Suomen Kuntoutuslaitokset ry: Advertising spa holidays to a spamtrap

Spa Finland want to invite a spamtrap to visit Finnish spas during the winter break. Clearly this is not a very active mailing list; it’s the first time this address hears of spa.fi during my tenancy of the spamtrap domain. The person involved may very well have signed up voluntarily, but letting the list go for over two years without a single mail…? Give me a break. The ESP is Genisys, who know about the spamtrap domain already… as of January 18, 2011.

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Keltainen Pörssi and isteer.net keep pushing it

This is in relation to my previous posts on the topic. They Just Don’t Get It, and that means none of the parties involved.

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(Mostly resolved) Thought Leader Global: Mailing a pure spamtrap – smells of Marcus Evans

Thought Leader Global started spamming an address that is a dead giveaway for Marcus Evans-ness. The ESP is emailIQ, a service of Kinexus Internet.

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Possible Email Append from Deb Shops

Deb Shops has all the hot fashion in junior and plus sizes, or so their website tells me. I have never been to a Deb Shops store, and I do not think they even have one in my town. I only heard about them when they started sending unsolicited commercial email to an email address of mine back on December 28, 2011, with two more mails since. Based on the email address receiving this mail, I think this was an email append or similar process. The ESP is Bronto.

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Isteer.net

This is in relation to my previous post on the same topic.

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