Today’s take: several spamtrap hits from President Barack Obama, with his name front and center in the From header, four spamtrap hits from Senator Barbara Boxer, a few spams from SuperPACs, and a single spam from a peace activist group that only creeps into the category of political spam because it expresses support for a few candidates. If somebody had planned this to remind me that both political campaigns are running less-than-opt-in mailing lists, they could not have done a better job. (The Romney campaign appears to have taken the day off.)
Realty One Group, which describes itself as “Nevada’s #1 Full Service Residential Real Estate Brokerage” (wheew!), a few months ago began sending bulk email newsletters to an email address that closed in 2008. Today’s newsletter is for… *Facebook* users… who struggle with the new Timeline feature. (Huh?) This spamtrap receives quite a bit of real-estate-related spam, so I think that it once belonged to a real estate agent who moved on after the market collapsed. The ESP is Streamsend.
Several weeks ago I blogged about spam from Coast to Coast Career Fairs LLC, an organization that sets up and runs career fairs in cities across the United States, to a spamtrap that never existed at all. Since then, the spam has continued. Subsequent spams from this sender showed that they have a name assigned to this spamtrap address, a name that has no connection to the email address in question since that email address has never been valid. This is a strong sign that Coast to Coast Career Fairs is using a purchased e-pended list. Their ESP is StreamSend, part of Web development and hosting firm EZ Publishing.
Apparently Coast to Coast Career Fairs LLC, an organization that sets up and runs career fairs in cities across the United States, wants spamtraps to attend their San Diego Job Fair. They spammed an email address at a domain that has never had a valid email address in its history via ESP StreamSend, part of Web development and hosting firm EZ Publishing.
NOTE: Streamsend’s bulk emails are normally sent from the domain
mailengine1.com. Tagged URLs in their emails use the domain