FIDO Friendly Magazine: Spamtraps have Dogs?

Fido Friendly Magazine, a magazine for people who travel with their dogs, is mailing an email address that has not been live for many years. The message says that the email address “recently registered” for offers. This is not true for any reasonable definition of the word “recently”; this email address has not been active since the mid-2000s. Either Fido Friendly is accepting unconfirmed web subscriptions and somebody typoed the email address and domain, or Fido Friendly purchased a list. The ESP is YesMail.

All bulk emails sent by Yesmail, regardless of the customer, so far have had boilerplate language claiming that the user requested the email at a vague/uspecified time or place. So far, that language has been false in every case when their email was sent to my spamtraps, and I see a great deal of their email. Yesmail, what game are you playing? Do you expect spam victims to believe you?

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed,  2 Nov 2011 06:xx:xx -0500 (CDT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Message-ID: <xxx>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_----------=<xxx>"
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: MIME::Lite 3.01 (<xxx>)
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 11:xx:xx UT
To: <xxx>
From: "FIDO Friendly Magazine" <>
Subject: A dog owners must have!
X-Campid: cid=<xxx>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:unsubscribe-cid=<xxx>>
X-Pviq: <xxx>
Sender: "FIDO Friendly Magazine" <>
X-Eid: <xxx>

Readable Email:

From: FIDO Friendly Magazine <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: A dog owners must have!

FIDO Friendly Magazine
Leave no dog behind<xxx>

Join the pack

Find out what all the barking is about and subscribe today!<xxx>

Print only: $19.95
Digital only: $12.99


PO BOX 160 | Marsing ID <xxx>

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