Dice: Emailing a Spamtrap for a “Partner”

High-tech jobs board Dice, an institution in Silicon Valley and other high-tech centers, is sending bulk email advertisements to an email address that has not belonged to a real person since 2005. This email address has not previously received email from Dice since it completed its timeout period and was re-enabled as a spamtrap. Its previous owner also reports that he never posted a resume on Dice nor signed up to receive any sort of email from Dice. Either somebody made a typo or maliciously subscribed this email address on the Dice web site, or Dice purchased a list. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from mta824.e.dice.com (mta824.e.dice.com [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Mon,  9 Jan 2012 17:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>@mta824.e.dice.com>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>@e.dice.com>
From: "Dice Partners" <dicepartners@e.dice.com>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Not Getting the Interview? Dice Can Help
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "Dice Partners" <support-<xxx>@e.dice.com>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Dice Partners <dicepartners@e.dice.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Not Getting the Interview? Dice Can Help
Reply-To: Dice Partners <support-<xxx>@e.dice.com>

Note: You have opted-in to receive unique offers and services from selected partners of Dice. If you prefer not to receive these, you can be taken off the list: http://e.dice.com/<xxx>< Not getting the interview? Maybe it’s your resume. http://e.dice.com/<xxx> If you have the expertise, credentials, and accomplishments but still aren’t getting the interview, maybe it’s your resume. Competition for IT positions is fierce, and a well-crafted resume that accurately reflects your goals and experience, while demonstrating how they relate to the specific skills companies seek, may be exactly what you need. <removed> Save more than $200 on Resume Writing and Social Media Profile Development: use coupon code <xxx> at checkout. Redeem Coupon http://e.dice.com/<xxx> Coupon expires 1/31/2012 <removed> © 2012 Dice. All rights reserved.
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