SalsaLabs: Inviting Spamtraps to Seminars?

SalsaLabs, the ESP side of liberal U.S. political activist group Wired for Change, is mailing several email addresses that have not been live for many years, soliciting their attendance at a fundraising webinar (web-based seminar). It appears that SalsaLabs ignored bounces to email to their own list. However, you’d think that SalsaLabs would realize that none of these email addresses had responded to any emails in several years, since significantly before the last U.S. presidential campaign.

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Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed,  2 Nov 2011 09:xx:xx -0500 (CDT)
Received: from [10.174.xx.xx] ([10.174.xx.xx:xx] helo=<xxx>)
        by <xxx> (envelope-from <<xxx>>)
        (ecelerity r(<xxx>)) with ESMTP
        id <xxx>; Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:xx:xx -0400
Message-ID: <<xxx>@<xxx>>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:xx:xx -0400 (EDT)
From: "Jeanette Russell, Salsa Labs" <>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Webinar: Are You Ready for End of Year Fundraising?
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Envelope-From: <<xxx>>
X_email_KEY: <xxx>
X-campaignid: salsa<xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Jeanette Russell, Salsa Labs <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Webinar: Are You Ready for End of Year Fundraising?

Fundraising in the Human Services sector can be challenging, especially given our current economic times. However, with end of year giving approaching, there is still hope. Did you know that the vast majority of donations at non-profits come during the end of year? In fact, December may be the best shot <xxx> has to significantly boost its online and offline donations this year.

Let Salsa help you learn how to make the most of your fundraising this year. M+R Strategic Services, one of the nation’s leading online consultants and a Salsa partner, will lead a 45 minute webinar about how to get the most from your end of year fundraising efforts. The webinar will specifically cover:


If you prefer not to receive this email, you can always unsubscribe. [<xxx> ]

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