September 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs
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. 🙂
The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.7%. The amount of ESP mail was down 22% from last month, with the total amount of mail up 6% from last month. The anomalies seen last month have obviously been taken care of.
The top ten this month consists of the usual suspects, except for a French newcomer in top 10 whose problem has to do with what looks like the Anonymous Affiliate Boys Club of France. This has nothing to do with my regular favourites up here in the Nordic countries; it’s just the same general type of messaging, sent using .fr domains les noms desquels sont du charabia, to spamtraps located (not only, but primarily) in France, and with contents in French. I am fluent in French, so I can tell what it says, and it’s the usual kind of affiliate spamming fraud.
|RATING||PARTICIPANT||PERCENTAGE||NOTES||MOST PROMINENT CUSTOMER|
|1||SalesForce Marketing Cloud||10.1%||ExactTarget||Kohls (4%)|
|2||SendGrid||8.6%||Terrie O’Connor Realtors (4.5%)(|
|3||MailChimp||6.4%||(Mandrill 7%, MC proper 93%)||goldenscent.com (<1%)|
|5||Constant Contact||3.9%||Advisor Perspectives (still at 38%)|
|6||IBM Marketing Cloud||3.7%||Silverpop||Liverpool F.C. (19%)|
|7||Benchmark Email||3.5%||myskinnytan.co.uk (15%)|
|8||Oracle Marketing Cloud||3.4%||Responsys, Eloqua and RightNow||Nordstrom (~10%)|
|9||Amazon SES||3.3%||7dayshop.com (6%)|
|10||SendinBlue||2.9%||Le Club des Gars Affilies Anonymes (~60%)|
Bubbling under: Rackspace Mailgun, Epsilon, Mail Minion (still entirely on the SBL for the third month) and AWeber (all very close to 2%).
Here’s the “relative badness” graph, which is remarkably free of oddities this month.
Finally, the “top spamming customers” table.
|RATING||CUSTOMER||ESP||% OF THIS ESP||% OF ALL ESP MAIL IN SPAMTRAPS|
|0||The anonymous affiliate boys club of France||SendinBlue||60%||1.7%|
|1||Advisor Perspectives||Constant Contact||38%||1.5%|
|2||PayPal (yes, it really is them, it’s not phish)||Epsilon||65%||1.3%|
|4||Liverpool F.C.||IBM Marketing Cloud||19%||0.7%|