Dollar Rent-A-Car: Hitting a Spamtrap Instead of a Real User?

U.S automobile rental business Dollar Rent-A-Car is suddenly sending bulk email to an email address that a) did not request it and b) has never existed. In this case, the likely cause is that a certain user at a large U.S. ISP *did* request this email or at least rent a car from Dollar without unchecking the “send me offers” check box on their web site, but provided a typoed email address that Dollar did not confirm before placing it on their list. In other words, these offers are going to a spamtrap *instead of* to a customer who almost certainly requested them and is likely to want them. The ESP is Responsys.

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