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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Received: from mta.email.everest.edu (mta.email.everest.edu [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed,  5 Oct 2011 09:xx:xx -0500 (CDT)
Received: by mta.email.everest.edu (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r15) id <xxx> 
				for <xxx>; Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:xx:xx -0600 
				(envelope-from <bounce-<xxx>@bounce.email.everest.edu>)
From: "Sandra Little" <sjemison@cci.edu>
To: <xxx>
Subject: =?UTF-8?B?RXZlcmVzdCBIYXMgWW91ciBSZXF1ZXN0IOKAkyBQbGVhc2UgUmVz?=
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:xx:xx -0600
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:leave-<xxx>@leave.email.everest.edu>
MIME-Version: 1.0
x-job: <xxx>
Reply-To: "Sandra Little" <reply-<xxx>@email.everest.edu>
Message-ID: <<xxx>@xtinmta11.xt.local>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Readable Email:

From: Sandra Little <sjemison@cci.edu>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Everest Has Your Request – Please Respond
Reply-To: Sandra <reply-<xxx>@email.everest.edu>

It’s Time to Take Action.
Getting your education has never been easier!
Call Us Today! (800) 921-8393
Dear <e-pended name removed>:

About a month ago you emailed us requesting information about how you can get the career training you need. Since that first contact, we have been trying to get in touch with you-without success.

The longer the wait, the harder it will be to get the career training you need to succeed.


I look forward to hearing back from you soon.


Sandra Little
Regional Director of Admissions

Everest University Online
1575 Garden of the Gods Road, Building GG2
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

* Financing available for those to qualify.

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