Streamsend: ESP Spams for Its Own Marketing Department

Streamsend, the ESP service of ISP EZ Publishing, is sending bulk email to an email address that hasn’t been live since the 1990s. The email advertises EZ Publishing webhosting and development services.

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July 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

The theme of this month’s post is “Rospaden”

The flag of the fictitious state of Rospaden

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June 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps June 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps June 2016

Long overdue – summer holidays and all that, but here we go.

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May 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps May 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps May 2016

Just in time for M³AAWG 37 (Philadelphia, PA, Jun 13 to 16) – looking forward to meeting you all in person again!

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April 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs (and only a word or two about Social Networks)

ESP mail seen in spamtraps April 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps April 2016

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is back to normal levels, 1.5% this month. Social networks account for 3.9% of all mail, of which nearly 93% is Facebook. Facebook is “only” sending 2.5 times as much mail as all tracked ESPs combined, which would be a reduction of 30%… if it wasn’t the case that ESPs were sending more mail than last month, and Facebook was simply keeping up their old levels.

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February 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs
(And a word about some social networks)

ESP mail seen in spamtraps February 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps February 2016

Do remember to read this ’til the bitter end… it’s a tad longer than usual.

Let’s start the post that includes spam from MAAWG 36 week (hi y’all! great catching up with you!) with the standard stuff. Somewhere during the latter part of the month, we collated all of Oracle Marketing Cloud into one; no more separate Responsys, Eloqua and RightNow. Having said that, the contributions from the latter two are so small as to be practically meaningless.

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.5% this month.

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Penton Media: Spamming a Scraped Contact Email Address

Penton Media, a marketing firm with a past history of sending opt-out bulk email (spam), is emailing bulk advertisements to the contact email address for my personal blog (tw86034@ergosphere.net). The ESP is the Oracle Marketing Cloud, which is the combination of former ESPs Eloqua and Responsys, both of which Oracle now owns.

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January 2016 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

We’ve come full circle; this is the first post of the new year. Thanks to all who are keeping up with the series. Hope to see you in Frisco in two weeks.

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.4% this month.
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December 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.3% this month.
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November 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 0.9% this month. There has been quite a lot of botnet activity.
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