Lenox: Selling Fine China to Spamtraps

Lenox, the highly-regarded American maker of fine china, is sending email to an email address that — if it ever existed — was closed before 2008. The email indicates that this email address “recently registered with a network website to receive special online offers”. As with Fuddruckers and a significant amount of other spam sent by ESP Yesmail, this is not true for any reasonable definition of “recently”. Either Lenox is allowing users to subscribe via a web form and is not confirming subscriptions, or Lenox purchased a list.

Yesmail’s corporate parent InfoGroup sells lists, and Yesmail advertises list sales under the Yesmail Prospector category. I do not know whether this customer purchased a list from Yesmail or some other source, of course, but the quantity of spam that I see from Yesmail is overwhelmingly greater than for any other ESP. I strongly suspect that much of that spam was sent to lists purchased from them, as a number of the same spamtraps are being spammed by wildly different companies via Yesmail.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from smtp.customerwk.com (smtp.customerwk.com [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Message-ID: <xxx>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: MIME::Lite <xxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:xx:xx UT
To: <xxx>
From: "Lenox" <IG@customerwk.com>
Reply-To: IG@customerwk.com
Subject: Ornaments up to 65% off + Free S & H
X-Campid: cid=<xxx>@customerwk.com
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:unsubscribe-cid=<xxx>@customerwk.com>
X-Pviq: <xxx>
Sender: "Lenox" <IG@customerwk.com>
X-Eid: <xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Lenox <IG@customerwk.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Ornaments up to 65% off + Free S & H
Reply-To: IG@customerwk.com

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