Good Sam Club: Emailing a Spamtrap? Why?

Good Sam Club, a subsidiary of outdoor equipment and supply retailer Camping World, is sending bulk emails to an email address that was closed in 2007. This email address has not received email from either Good Sam Club or Camping World since it passed its timeout period and was re-enabled as a spamtrap, almost two years ago. Nonetheless, the email asserts that the spamtrap opted in to receive emails from Good Sam Club, and offers the recipient a URL to renew his or her membership in the Good Sam Club. So how did this email address, which does not belong to a Good Sam Club member, get on Good Sam Club’s list? The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 15:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>>
From: "Good Sam Insider" <>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Just Released: 2012 Top Rated Good Sam Parks!
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "Good Sam Insider" <support-<xxx>>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Good Sam Insider <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Just Released: 2012 Top Rated Good Sam Parks!
Reply-To: Good Sam Insider <support-<xxx>>

Good Sam Insider

See if your favorites made the list of Top Rated Good Sam Parks.
See this email online :<xxx>

If you no longer wish to receive this email,
please unsubscribe :<xxx>.

Good Sam Club Insider

Announcing the Top Rated 2012 Good Sam RV Parks

Preorder Your Copy of the 2012 Trailer Life Directory<xxx>

Heritage Motorcoach Resort & Marina<xxx>

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf Course<xxx>


Renew My Membership > :<xxx>

You have opted-in to receive Good Sam Insider Bulletin email(s) from Good Sam Club.Unsubscribe:<xxx> <xxx> from Good Sam Club, Good Sam Insider Bulletin email(s).

Our mailing address:
650 Three Springs Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Good Sam Club communications are emailed whenever possible to conserve natural resources.
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