Hewlett Packard: Emailing ANOTHER Long-Closed Email Address

Hewlett Packard is sending bulk email advertisements to a spamtrap email address that was closed in 2005. The ESP is Yesmail, a subsidiary of Infogroup.

I blogged in early November about a spam I saw from Hewlett Packard to one of my spamtraps, that one sent via Acxiom Digital. Acxiom Digital has a reputation for being reasonably responsible and not knowingly sending bulk email to non-opted-in mailing lists. Unfortunately Yesmail does not. I hope that this change isn’t a sign that Hewlett Packard plans to send marketing email campaigns to email addresses that did not opt in.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from hpccm-55.hpccm.postdirect.com (hpccm-55.hpccm.postdirect.com [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:xx:xx PST
From: Hewlett-Packard <Hewlett-Packard@us.newsgram.hp.com>
Subject: Here It is! Your Coupons to Big Discounts on HP PCs - 3 Days Only
To: "<xxx>" <xxx>
X-Header-Versions: Hewlett-Packard.<xxx>@us.newsgram.hp.com
X-Header-CompanyDBUserName: hpusa1
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:hpusa1<xxx>@us.newsgram.hp.com?subject=unsubscribe>
Message-ID: <Hewlett-Packard.<xxx>@us.newsgram.hp.com>
X-Vitals: <xxx>
Reply-To: Hewlett-Packard.<xxx>@us.newsgram.hp.com
X-Header-MasterId: <xxx>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Readable Email:

From: Hewlett-Packard <Hewlett-Packard@us.newsgram.hp.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Here It is! Your Coupons to Big Discounts on HP PCs – 3 Days Only
Reply-To: Hewlett-Packard.<xxx>@us.newsgram.hp.com

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