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January 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

This post marks the second anniversary of this series (which was not intended to become a series or any sort of regular occurrence in the first place). I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who is paying attention and sharing these posts in social media, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting a significant part of you all in two weeks – that is, assuming that Finns with ESTA are still allowed in. 😀

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Government action on spam

It is with delight that I have just read the ICO’s blog on its international work and how the UCENet (formerly London Action Plan) collaborates with MAAWG.

Looking forward to more of the same in San Francisco, Feb 20-23, 2017!

December 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, December 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, December 2016

This month’s theme is “Fake ESPs and Dyn”. Otherwise, it’s mostly the usual suspects, with the exception of AWeber making an entry at #10 with a make-money-fast spammer.

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Why have a policy?

Excellent post from Mickey Chandler over on Spamtacular.com, one of the blogs we refer to in the sidebar: https://www.spamtacular.com/2017/01/04/back-to-basics-why-have-a-policy/

If you want to successfully deliver mail into the inboxes of your recipients, you must abide by the mailbox provider’s policy, and the ESP’s opt-in requirement simply exists in order to assist you in complying with the mailbox provider’s policy. In other words the ESP’s policy exists for one simple reason: To help you succeed.

November 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2016

The theme of this month’s post is Dyn. There were indications last month that they were up’n’coming, but I wasn’t quite expecting them to make #1, definitely not with a 50% lead over the next contestant.

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October 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2016

Severely late this month, to offset last month’s being well on time… 🙂

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KeyUp / Sivona / DSN / Spam-Sauvola

Please find enclosed a few recordings of harassing telephone calls made from +358-41-3633495, the registered telephone number in keyup.fi, Dysnomia Oy. The voice does not belong to “Katariina”, obviously, so it’s “Niklaus”, and even though their Finnish is not native (rather Estonian-influenced), it clearly isn’t spoken by Kenyans either (w.r.t. the registered owners of Dysnomia Oy) or Arabs (w.r.t. Mohammed Sahran, the registered owner of dsn.fi, one of their spamming domains).

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September 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps September 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps September 2016

On time this month, only four hours after data collection has ended!

The theme of this month’s post is Back to Basics, ou, si vous préférez, La Rentrée. The term has started and the oddities of summer seem to be over. 🙂

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August 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps August 2016

The theme of this month’s post is a specific company, unfortunately. The questionable honour goes to SMTP.com, Inc.

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