July 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs
The theme of this month’s post is “Rospaden”
The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is back to rather more modest levels, 1.3%. The amount of ESP mail was 10% lower than last month, and the total amount of mail was back to normal levels (up 60% from last month!).
We have a new contestant; a Spanish hosting/mail service provider, ConsultorPC, who have managed to attract the attention of “Levente Bartha”, apparently of “VIP Media Limited”, in Bucharest, Romania, who target Swedes rather exclusively; hence; Rospaden, Romania, Spain and Sweden.
|RATING||PARTICIPANT||PERCENTAGE||NOTES||MOST PROMINENT CUSTOMER|
|1||SalesForce Marketing Cloud||9.0%||ExactTarget||Kohls (5.2%)(|
|3||MailChimp||6.0%||92% MC proper, 8% Mandrill (being phased out)||goldenscent.com (~1%)|
|5||ConsultorPC||5.6%||VIP Media Limited, Bucharest, Romania (>99%)|
|6||Amazon SES||3.9%||7dayshop.com (~8%)|
|7||Constant Contact||3.9% (only marginally below Amazon SES)||Advisor Perspectives (still at 36%)|
|8||Oracle Marketing Cloud||3.6%||Responsys, Eloqua and RightNow||Nordstrom (~13%)|
|9||IBM Marketing Cloud||3.5%||Silverpop||The DCCC (on the up, >13%) with Hillary Clinton tagging only slightly behind|
|10||Rackspace Mailgun||3.1%||millionaire-blueprint.com (~10%)|
Bubbling under: Benchmark Email (1.6%), Maropost, Diennea, SailThru, Mail Minion (another soon-to-be non-ESP), all at slightly above 1.3%.
Here’s the “relative badness” graph, with a new outlier to make it totally unreadable… 🙁
Hans Jul Larsen of MySMTP.eu should not get too comfortable; looking at the snowshoe domain names of his customers, I suspect that it would be more appropriate to consider MySMTP.eu to have maybe a dozen customers, which would place them neatly on the same level with ConsultorPC what with their one heavily spamming customer.
Finally, the “top spamming customers” table.
|RATING||CUSTOMER||ESP||% OF THIS ESP||% OF ALL ESP MAIL IN SPAMTRAPS|
|1||VIP Media Limited, Bucharest, Romania||ConsultorPC||>99%||5.6%|
|2||Advisor Perspectives||Constant Contact||36%||1.4%|
|5||Nordstrom||Oracle Marketing Cloud||12.6%||0.4%|