Everest University, a for-profit online/distance learning company affiliated with Corinthian Colleges, is spamming a number of pure spamtraps, email addresses that never existed except in the minds of creative spammers, via ESP ExactTarget. Spamtraps do not request information about high school diplomas or college degrees. This remains true even when you purchase a “guaranteed” e-pended list that assigns real names to email addresses that never had them.
Why is Motorola spamming spamtraps via Eloqua (a large ESP)? This is highly unusual behavior for a legitimate company, even one that sends opt-out bulk email (spam). This mail blast hit three of my spamtraps, and several spamtraps of other anti-spammers whom I know personally. Normally this indicates a purchased list.