Hälyx: Selling security to spamtraps

Something calling itself “Hälyx” is advertising business security services to spamtraps.  The message contains the admission that the source of the register they operate, which they decline to name as required by law, are “public address sources on the Internet”.

The spam service provider is Panic Marketing, no stranger to us here, unfortunately, who also operate the web bug in this message (“<img src=’http://static.dmt.panic.fi/scripts/handle_reademail.php?x=<timestamp.x.x.swift@dmt.panic.fi>’>).

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Mediakomppania: Advertising web page updating services to spamtraps

Mediakomppania (see biz reg), a Finnish private person carrying on trade, is doing their utmost to discredit their ISP, Hurja Solutions Oy. Hurja is aware of this and chooses to ignore the matter. By the spammer’s own admission, he is using purchased lists from Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy and Digitoimisto Haikuu.

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aem-asp.de and Vistaprint

There really is nothing special to report.  It’s Vistaprint spam as usual. The ESP has been informed after Vistaprint spammed my business’ web page address with this in the end of June, to zero effect. I really don’t know of a reason to accept any more mail from this block, except to collect spam evidence, of course.

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Keltainen Pörssi, iSteer, and… Vistaprint

This one needs no introduction, all of the parties are familiar from other posts on this site.

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The Cloud Institute: Marketing Sustainability Education Unsustainably

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, a non-profit organization that promotes “education for sustainability” in K-12 classrooms, has sent unsolicited bulk email to a third-party list. The email addresses on that list were originally scraped from other non-profit organization web sites of all kinds, including many whose focus was completely unrelated to what the Cloud Institute does and promotes. The ESP is Your Mailing List Provider (YMLP), a smaller mostly self-service ESP with very little tolerance for spam.

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Cellectis SA: Still spamming scientists

Cellectis SA, an old acquaintance on this site, continues to spam scientists, which is not altogether very surprising given EmailVision’s rather lackluster response the last time around. We hear there’s a new guy in town (manning abuse@, that is), so let’s see.

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Verizon Wireless: Advertising Cell Phone Service to Many Spamtraps

Verizon Wireless, one of the largest U.S. mobile phone carriers, today sent bulk email advertisements to at least a half dozen of my spamtraps. The only possible explanation that I can come up with for this number of spamtrap hits is a purchased list. The ESP is *of course* Yesmail, a subsidiary of Infogroup, which appears to specialize in bulk email for companies who don’t care whether they spam or not.

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Why is Lyris Emailing for an Openly Opt-Out Mailer? :-(

An outfit that calls itself Informed Store, a marketer to third-party lists, is spamming spamtrap email addresses that did not opt in to their email or email from any other bulk sender. The email appears to have been sent on behalf of the Welsh government, and is partly in Welsh. The ESP is Lyris, also known of as Uptilt.

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Passeli: Selling bookkeeping software to spamtraps

Passeli Ohjelmat Oy (see biz reg), a Finnish manufacturer of financial software for bookkeeping etc, want to sell their products to really quite outdated and erroneous spamtraps. They are using a purchased list from Suomen Asiakastieto. The ESP is Innoctus, whose postmaster didn’t exist about a month ago when I tried to let them know about the need for bounce handling… in connection with spam from Passeli, what else.

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Vistaprint in cahoots with Fonecta

Vistaprint are spamming, as always. Fonecta (specifically their Kontaktikone branch) are helping, as always. The addresses so targeted are severely outdated, as always. Nothing new under the sun. A marriage made in heaven, or in Hell, whichever you prefer.

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