AT&T: Asking a Spamtrap to Sign Up

AT&T is spamming the purest sort of spamtrap — an email address at a domain that has never had a legitimate email address at all — via ESP Cheetahmail (i.e. Experian). AT&T really should confirm opt-ins, or perhaps should prevent its marketing department from purchasing lists?

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Marcus Evans Conferences: Emailing dead addresses, not giving a damn about opt out

Marcus Evans Conferences are spamming addresses they know to be dead as of Aug 31, 2009 via ESP sendgrid.com. They’ve been informed on March 17, 2010 and several times afterwards, most recently on Oct 3, 2011. In response to the latest one, Caroline Nielsen of linguarama.com told me just to unsubscribe on Oct 3, 2011. I have no idea how many of these addresses they have in their files, and in accordance with the Data Protection Act, they have a duty to rid their registers of erroneous and outdated data.

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(Resolved) Haymarket: Emailing a dead address, not respecting opt out

Haymarket Media Group is spamming an address they know to be dead as of Aug 31, 2009 via ESP eCircle. Opt-outs have been sent on Sep 15, 2011 and Oct 4, 2011, after this message was received. No reply to either opt-out has been received from Haymarket. Update Nov 6: eCircle addressed transmissions to the spamtrap domain after they were informed of another customer of theirs doing the same.

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Outdoor Living: Emailing a Dead Email Address

Outdoor Living, a seller of patio furniture and other backyard and patio furnishings and equipment, is spamming a years-dead email address via ESP VerticalResponse.

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Everest University/Corinthian Colleges: Educating Spamtraps?

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.

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Four Winds Interactive: Signs of Trouble?

The digital signage company Four Winds Interactive is spamming several spamtraps via ESP ExactTarget. One spamtrap might be a mistake; several at different domains almost certainly means a purchased list.

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Radio Shack: “Thanks for Subscribing”

Radio Shack is spamming a years-dead email address via (surprise!) Cheetahmail (i.e. Experian), thanking the user for subscribing. :/ Radio Shack appears to have purchased a list. So much for their NO SPAM policy….

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Wyndham Resorts: Emailing a Dead Email Address

Wyndham hotels and resorts is sending offers to an OLD email address. Cheetahmail (i.e. Experian) is sending me a lot of spam.

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Real Simple Magazine: Emailing a Dead Email Address

Real Simple magazine is mailing via Cheetahmail (a subsidiary of Experian), and is hitting an email address that has not been live since the mid 2000s.

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Jewel-Osco/Albertson’s: E-Pended List?

Jewel-Osco, a subsidiary of U.S. grocer Albertson’s, is spamming via ESP Cheetahmail (a subsidiary of Experian), and hitting email addresses that have never existed at all. It appears that Jewel-Osco has purchased an e-pended list.

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