Moritz Cadillac: I Didn’t Know Spamtraps Owned Cars….

Moritz Cadillac, an auto dealership in Arlington, Texas, is sending bulk email to an email address that closed in 2005. The ESP is ExactTarget.

I have seen previous email from Moritz Cadillac, but rarely, and am not sure which email address they mailed previously. The name associated with the email address is wrong, so it could be part of an e-pended list. In addition, even if the email address were originally legitimately obtained, Moritz Cadillac would not have it on their list had they done even rudimentary bounce processing, as it rejected all email at SMTP time for a period of almost four years before it was re-enabled and turned into a spamtrap.

Sending IP: 66.231.90.148

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from mta.ownerreminders.com (mta.ownerreminders.com [66.231.90.148])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:xx:xx <xxx>
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Received: by mta.ownerreminders.com (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r15) id <xxx> 
        for <xxx>; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:xx:xx -0600 
        (envelope-from <bounce-<xxx>@bounce.dealerenews.com>)
From: "Moritz Cadillac" <email@dealerenews.com>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Save on service with an offer available exclusively online
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:xx:xx <xxx>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:leave-<xxx>@leave.dealerenews.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
x-job: <xxx>
Message-ID: <xxx>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
        boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Moritz Cadillac <email@dealerenews.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Save on service with an offer available exclusively online

<xxx>,

To introduce you to our new SATURDAY service hours we’re offering these great service offers – valid only on Saturday, April 29th. Don’t try to schedule service around your busy work week. Come in on Saturday and SAVE!

Moritz Cadillac

$38.95

Lube, Oil & Filter with COMPLIMENTARY Multi-Point Inspection and Car Wash

Service includes draining engine oil and replacing with up to 6 quarts of quality GM Dexos synthetic blend motor oil, installing original equipment AC-Delco oil filter and chassis lubrication. Includes complimentary multi-point inspection to ensure your vehicle is safe for you and your family. Full synthetic slightly higher. Valid Saturday, April 28th only. Please present offer to advisor at vehicle reception.

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http://www.dfw-cadillac.com/ServiceApptForm
MAKE APPOINTMENT NOW >>

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This is an email advertisement. You are subscribed to receive emails at <xxx>. If you prefer not to receive marketing emails regarding Moritz Cadillac products and services,
http://click.dealerenews.com/profile_center.aspx?<xxx>
go here to unsubscribe.

This email was sent by:

Moritz Cadillac
2001 N. Collins St.
Arlington, TX 76011

(c) 2012 GM. All rights reserved.

One Response to Moritz Cadillac: I Didn’t Know Spamtraps Owned Cars….

  1. I heard from one of the abuse administrators at ExactTarget. As usual, they are paying attention to what is posted here, and making notes. As usual, they need more than a single spamtrap hit to enable them to insist that the customer change some of what they do and make it stick.

    Part of why I post about so many “one-off” spamtrap hits here is in hopes of attracting more spam reports. If somebody else has seen this particular spam, or spam from 66.231.90.148, mta.ownerreminders.com, or dealerenews.com, PLEASE report it here and to ExactTarget. If you aren’t sure how to report it to ExactTarget, post here or email me at mainsleaze (at) spambouncer (dot) org, and I’ll help you do so.

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