Whoa, Nellie! Hitting LOTS of Spamtraps!

Residential real-estate listing portal just sent a number of bulk advertising emails to spamtraps at different domains. None of these spamtraps was active after 2008, and all were in timeout for at least twelve consecutive months. The number of spamtraps pretty much rules out the possiblity of typoed web form subscriptions. Either emailed a list that has not been contacted for years, or they purchased a list. (This is the first email that I have seen from them to any spamtrap.) The ESP is E-Dialog.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Received: from [] ([<xxx>])
        by <xxx> (envelope-from <<xxx>>)
        (ecelerity r(34222M)) with ECSTREAM
        id <xxx>; Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:xx:xx -0500
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:xx:xx -0500
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: "" <>
Reply-To: "" <mail.<xxx>>
To: <xxx>
Subject: 72% of Renters Want to Own a Home
Message-Id: <<xxx>>
X-Mail-From: <xxx>
X-Match: <xxx>
X-RCPT-To: <xxx>
X-Mailer: EDMAIL R6.00.02

Readable Email:

From: <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: 72% of Renters Want to Own a Home
Reply-To: <mail.<xxx>>

SPECIAL OFFER: 20% Off Your Property Listings!<xxx><xxx><xxx>

LIFE IS TOUGH. Moving Your Inventory Doesn’t Have To Be.

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SPECIAL OFFER: 20% off your property listings. Use
Code: <xxx>. Valid through 3/1/12.:<xxx>

If you have more than 5 vacant properties, please call 877-895-3929 or email

for volume discount pricing.

Forward to a Friend:<xxx>


*Source: Economist Commentaries:<xxx>

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