Regus Group

Regus Group want to advertise business premises in Helsinki to “customer service” at a domain that does not have any customers (being a private vanity domain) and hence no customer service, either.

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Vistaprint: Out and out spammers

It was only yesterday that I mentioned Vistaprint here in passing. And it is only today that they prove it once again that they do not respect opt out and neither does their ESP.

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Symantec: no respect for opt-out

Symantec, provider of security software for personal computers, is desperate to reach their old contacts at Savon Voima despite the domain having changed owners and opt-outs having been sent. The ESP is Responsys.

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Walmart Brazil: What’s with all the spamming?

The Brazilian division of U.S. and global retailer WalMart is sending bulk email to an array of personal email addresses and spamtraps via a number of ESPs. The ESP that sent the attached sample was MGS Comunicação Multimídia, but I have seen spams advertising Walmart Brazil from a number of Brazilian ESPs.

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Kuopion Liikekirjapaino: hitting dead addresses, no bounce processing, not respecting opt-out

Kuopion Liikekirjapaino, a business printing house in eastern Finland, is spamming addresses they just might know to have been dead for two plus years and are not taking “no” for an answer. Innoctus, an ESP in Finland, are not processing bounces nor taking precautions to clean their customers’ lists of known dead addresses even when they have been requested to do so.

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Cortado Enterprise ThinPrint: no bounce processing, not respecting opt-out

ThinPrint, a brand of Cortado AG, is spamming addresses they know to be dead for two plus years via their own IPs.

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(RESOLVED) Canal Plus newsletter: no bounce processing, not respecting opt-out, not responding to complaints

Canal Plus Finland, a brand name of the Swedish-based C More Entertainment Ab, a provider of premium TV services, is spamming addresses they know to be dead for two plus years via Basefarm Ab, a Swedish provider of Internet services.

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Who is Bon-Ton?

Bon-Ton is a chain of department stores, according to Google. I’m not familiar with them. There are definitely no Bon-Ton stores in the city I live in. I’ve never purchased anything from them, online or in store. Yet, they sent me this email via ESP CheetahMail. I smell an email append; this particular spamtrap seems to get personalized spam where people think this address is some other person, based on a faulty database match of some sort.

I personally will not be accepting any more mail from 8.7.42.227, except to report it to various blocklist groups.

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Fonecta Oy: Emailing dead addresses, not respecting opt-out

Fonecta Oy, a Finnish media agency, continues to spam addresses at a domain that has changed hands two years ago via their CRM tool despite endless e-mail opt-outs, phone calls, etc. Fonecta have assured the domain owner on a number of occasions that all old addresses have been removed, but actions speak louder than words: the spam continues.

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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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