Safeway: Inviting a Spamtrap to View Cherry Blossoms

U.S. grocer Safeway is suddenly sending bulk email advertisements to an email address that been closed since at least 2007. This email address has not previously received email from Safeway since it completed its timeout period and was re-enabled as a spamtrap. Either somebody made a typo when subscribing to receive Safeway offers (unlikely in this case), Safeway reactivated a VERY old list that they had not contacted for years, or Safeway purchased a list. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Fri, 23 Mar 2012 06:xx:xx -0500 (CDT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>>
From: "Safeway" <>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Exclusive Offer: Get 50% off The Safeway Official Cherry Blossom Bouquet!
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "Safeway" <support-<xxx>>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Safeway <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Exclusive Offer: Get 50% off The Safeway Official Cherry Blossom Bouquet!
Reply-To: Safeway <support-<xxx>>

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