*Still* Selling Electronic Products to a Spamtrap

Online electronic products discounter is still sending bulk email to an email address that was closed in 2007. There is no record of contacting this email address between the time that it finished its timeout period in 2009, and late October 2011. has changed ESPs since late October, however: it is now using SilverPop.

I suspect that Lyris,’s previous ESP and a highly regarded ESP that does not tolerate spam, wasn’t happy with’s list acquisition practices. runs an affiliate program; it advertises for affiliates in the attached spam. While I’m told that some such programs are well run and well policed and do not result in significant quantities of spam, many affiliate programs are magnets for spam and abuse. They are most commonly seen with snowshoe spam, a much more egregious form of spam than mainsleaze spam, but they do appear in some mainsleaze.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Received: by (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r16) id <xxx> 
        for <xxx>; Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:xx:x -0500 
        (envelope-from <xxx>)
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:xx:xx -0500 (EST)
From: " HotSheet" <>
To: <xxx>
Message-ID: <xxx>
Subject: Cyber Thursday Deals!  $199 Dell Notebook.  $164 Sony PS3.  $18
 Linksys Wireless-N.  $0.75 Camera Accessory Kit
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
x-mid: <xxx>
x-job: <xxx>
x-orgId: <xxx>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:v-<xxx>>

Readable Email:

From: HotSheet <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Cyber Thursday Deals! $199 Dell Notebook. $164 Sony PS3. $18
Linksys Wireless-N. $0.75 Camera Accessory Kit


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