March 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs
The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 3.0%, which continues to be quite large. The amount of ESP mail is up 15% from last month, of all mail, 29%.
The Nordic (Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) porn/dating spammers have found ConsultorPC this month, so they’re making an appearance at #4. This ESP essentially does not exist for the purpose of this blog – except when it has an infestation, like it last did in July 2016.
AWeber continues providing services to what looks like the same make-money-fast schemes as previous months – you would think they would have gained religion by now.
Other than that, the top ten is made up of the usual suspects.
Bubbling under this month: Mapp Digital (2.5%), only ever so slightly behind IBM Marketing Cloud.
|RATING||PARTICIPANT||PERCENTAGE||NOTES||MOST PROMINENT CUSTOMER|
|1||SalesForce Marketing Cloud||10.6%||ExactTarget||Kohls (2.5%)|
|3||MailChimp||7.2%||(6.1% Mandrill)||Limbino (.com, mail.com, .se, .nu) (2.6%)|
|4||ConsultorPC||6.8%||frognerhouse.net, onlinechat24.com, womenfinder24.com (>97%)|
|6||Constant Contact||4.4%||Advisor Perspectives (47%)|
|7||Amazon SES||3.5%||VetUK.co.uk (6.4%)|
|8||Oracle Marketing Cloud||3.2%||Responsys, Eloqua and RightNow||Nordstrom (11%)|
|9||AWeber||2.6%||Various make-money-fast spammers (top 5 amounting to slightly less than 40%)|
|10||IBM Marketing Cloud||2.5%||The DCCC (9%)|
Here’s the “relative badness” graph, with ConsultorPC’s single bad actor taking them to the top even over Digital Metrics.
Zeta Interactive should take a look at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
MailMinion are still sending. With a total Spamhaus listing for MailMinion having been there for soon three quarters, it’s quite amazing that they still bother.
French ESP Edatis are spewing… à ouest, rien de nouveau.
Sailthru’s consistent high position on this chart is due to a relatively small number of customers who are banging the living daylights out of email addresses that never existed.
Finally, the “top spamming customers” table.
|RATING||CUSTOMER||ESP||% OF THIS ESP||% OF ALL ESP MAIL IN SPAMTRAPS|
|1||frognerhouse.net, onlinechat24.com, womenfinder24.com||ConsultorPC||Over 97%||4.2%|
|2||Advisor Perspectives||Constant Contact||47%||2.1%|
|2||Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.||Zeta Interactive||59%||1%|
|4||Zillow||Message Systems (SparkPost)||54%||0.5%|