Dell Computers: Spamming from a New ESP :/

U.S. computer manufacturer Dell Computers is *once again* sending bulk email advertisements to an email address that didn’t ask to receive them. This email came not from Dell Small Business, a perennial offender against opt-in that I blogged about early this year, but the Dell Consumer division. This time the ESP is E-Dialog.

Dell has problems other than spamming. As a friend pointed out, though, that isn’t the business of this blog. (Hence some stuff redacted.) That Dell is careless with their email acquisition and is therefore hitting spamtraps *is* relevant to this blog. They need to fix that.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( []) 
         by <xxx> with ESMTP id <xxx>; Sat, 12 May 2012 08:xx:xx <xxx>
Received-SPF: <xxx>
DomainKey-Status: <xxx>
Authentication-Results: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Received: from [] ([<xxx>]) 
        by <xxx> (envelope-from <<xxx>>)
        (ecelerity r(34222M)) with ECSTREAM id <xxx>; Sat, 12 May 2012 09:xx:xx <xxx>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 09:xx:xx <xxx>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: "Dell " <>
Reply-To: "Dell " <Dell.<xxx>>
To: <xxx>
Subject: School is out. Savings are in.
Message-Id: <<xxx>>
X-Mail-From: <xxx>
X-RCPT-To: <xxx>
x-add_date: <xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Dell <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: School is out. Savings are in.
Reply-To: Dell <Dell.<xxx>>


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