RealAge: Telling Spamtraps How Old They Really Are

Health assessment web site RealAge just set a number of bulk email advertisements to spamtrap addresses yesterday. The spamtraps might have been legitimate email addresses at one time, but none were live after 2008. The ESP is Yesmail, a subsidiary of Infogroup.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [206.165.242.xx])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Sat,  3 Mar 2012 06:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:xx:xx PST
From: RealAge <>
Subject: 3 ways to stop pain without pills
To: <xxx>
X-Header-Versions: RealAge.<xxx>
X-Header-CompanyDBUserName: realage
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:<xxx>>
Message-ID: <RealAge.<xxx>>
X-Vitals: <xxx>
X-Header-MasterId: <xxx>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii

Readable Email:

From: RealAge <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: 3 ways to stop pain without pills

If you can read this message, but the rest of the email is
composed of strange characters that make no sense, your
e-mail program is not capable of reading HTML e-mail.
If you would like to be able to view your Tips of the Week
in the HTML version, you must upgrade your e-mail browser.
If you prefer to receive TEXT-ONLY e-mail, contact us
at and ask us to change your profile
to text only.

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