Julia Ager, Salsa Labs: A Spamtrap “Expressed Interest”?

SalsaLabs, the ESP side of liberal U.S. political activist group Wired for Change, is mailing an email address that has not been live for many years (since before the 2008 presidential election), thanking it for expressing interest in Salsalabs’ services (like, *when*?) and asking for the person behind it to watch a demonstration. It appears that SalsaLabs ignored bounces to email to their own list and continues to send email for years despite not having received any responses. This is really lame, Salsalabs. A professional ESP should know better than to keep pounding email addresses that don’t respond!

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from m174.salsalabs.net (m174.salsalabs.net [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
Received: from [10.174.xx.xx] ([10.174.xx.xx:xx] helo=<xxx>.salsalabs.net)
        by <xxx>.salsalabs.net (envelope-from <xxx>)
        (ecelerity r(<xxx>)) with ESMTP
        id <xxx>; Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:xx:xx -0500
Message-ID: <<xxx>@<xxx>.wiredforchange.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:xx:xx -0500 (EST)
From: "Julia Ager, Salsa Labs" <julia@salsalabs.com>
Reply-To: julia@salsalabs.com
To: <xxx>
Subject: Watch a Salsa Demo, Feed a Family
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Envelope-From: <xxx>
X_email_KEY: <xxx>
X-campaignid: salsawfc<xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Julia Ager, Salsa Labs <julia@salsalabs.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Watch a Salsa Demo, Feed a Family
Reply-To: julia@salsalabs.com

Watch a Salsa Demo, Feed a Family

<xxx> —

Thank you for your interest in Salsa’s DC Panel Discussion. We’d love to show you how Salsa can take <xxx> into the New Year and help feed a family this holiday season.


If you prefer not to receive this email, you can always unsubscribe. [ http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/<xxx> ]

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