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A recent post on LinkedIn from Finland’s finest is claiming to debunk all the arguments for why spam might be bad.
Filip, it doesn’t occur to you that the Internet community understood this to be the case long before big mail receivers and ESPs existed? You might wish to google Gary Thuerk, for example. On May 3, 1978, when he sent the first spam ever, you were all of minus nine years old, weren’t you. 🙂
So cut out the paranoia, it got old long before you had even got into the business.
Capital One, a large US-based bank and credit card issuer, stands out for sending by far the largest number of transactional emails containing personally identifying information (PII) to my spamtrap collection. :/ Capital One uses a number of ESPs, but its transactional emails are usually sent from Bigfoot Interactive, owned by Epsilon Interactive.
Penton Media, a marketing firm with a past history of sending opt-out bulk email (spam), is emailing bulk advertisements to the contact email address for my personal blog (
email@example.com). The ESP is the Oracle Marketing Cloud, which is the combination of former ESPs Eloqua and Responsys, both of which Oracle now owns.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200769%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx is useless. If you want to spam with no action whatsoever from the 800 pound gorilla of email, who are also too large to be added to any blocklists anywhere, sign up with Office 365 and there you go.
Recent player: Markkinointirekisteri.fi, Finnish vendor of spam lists going back at least six years.