Fred Pryor Seminars: Business Training for Spamtraps!

Fred Pryor Seminars, doing business as CareerTrack, is emailing several of my spamtraps, most of them closed for over a decade. The emails offer business training courses of various types. The ESP is Yesmail, a division of Infogroup.

I have no conclusive proof, but these spamtraps taken together appear very much like what you would find on a high-quality email appended list. A few years ago several of them regularly received email from Edith Roman, a separate Infogroup division from Yesmail that openly emailed purchased, appended, and other opt-out lists with offers for training material. Yesmail itself has fairly strict standards and does not as far as I can tell knowingly allow customers to email any list that is not opt-in. I think that this customer might not have told them where the customer obtained their list.

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Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:##:## -0500 (CDT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Message-ID: <<xxx>@ec2>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_----------=_<xxx>"
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: MIME::Lite 3.01 (<xxx>)
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:##:## UT
To: <xxx>
From: "Conflict Solutions" <Conflict>
Reply-To: Conflict
Subject: How to Deal with Difficult People
X-Campid: <xxx>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:unsubscribe-cid=<xxx>>
X-Pviq: <xxx>
Sender: "Conflict Solutions" <Conflict>
X-Eid: <xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Conflict Solutions <Conflict>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: How to Deal with Difficult People


Dealing with Difficult People
A One-Day Seminar from Fred Pryor Seminars & CareerTrack

How to communicate with tact and skill



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VIP#: <xxx>
Copyright 2014
5700 Broadmoor, Suite 300, Mission, KS 66202

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