Facediili Oy (www, biz reg) is spamming on behalf of happydealsday.com (see domain registration below; the two are owned by what amounts to the same entity). The spam has been sent to a compound file consisting of their own customer file, the Finnish Trade Register (aka the Biz Info System) and “other public registers”. This spam obviously has nothing to do with anybody’s job function.
eSoft Online Shop, a personal d/b/a of Erno Tiepuoli (www, biz reg) is spamming to sell electronic gadgets. The ESP is Elastic Email, whose terms of service do not allow the sending of spam, or the use of purchased lists, and specifically make reference to Spamhaus’ definition of spam. I’ve notified Elastic Email (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) about this spammer no later than Nov 22, 2012, but haven’t heard back from them, and the spammer is still busy spamming. The address source is Eniro, which is another d/b/a of Fonecta. In other words, it’s a purchased list.
SportElite Marketing Oy / Aim Higher: Spamming to solicit sponsorship from businesses for sportspeople
SportElite Marketing Oy, under the unregistered d/b/a Aim Higher (www, biz reg) is spamming to solicit sponsorship for sportspeople. Their spam service provider is the Fonecta/Ixonos collaboration, which currently means they’re experiencing serious delivery problems. Which is only appropriate given the unusually poor quality of Fonecta’s lists (even with respect to the other crap everybody else is peddling that has its origins in the Finnish Business Information System) and their utter failure to understand the problem that is spam.
Finnish Ice Hockey Association / Ilves Solutions Oy (intellia.fi): Spamming to sell tickets to ice hockey games
The Finnish Ice Hockey Association bought a spam campaign from Intellia.fi (Ilves Solutions Oy). As with practically any Finnish B2B spam, the stuff was seen at the addresses of some natural persons, the use of which constitutes a violation of Section 26 of the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications (not to mention that the processing of outdated and erroneous personal data violates Section 9, Paragraph 2 of the Personal Data Act) that have been retrieved from the Finnish Business Information System.
Over three years into my ownership of a certain domain name that used to belong to a biz but now belongs to myself as a private person ever since Dec 29, 2009, I have now started to receive mails targeted at customers of Check Point Software. The recipient was related to the IT side of the previous owner, so it does make a certain amount of sense and probably isn’t straight out spam, but resurrecting a list after over three years of inactivity? Give me a break. Disregarding opt-out? I’m afraid that does make it spam.
Possibly following a certain difficulty in sending spam from their own IP address range, Fonecta have entered into a strategic business partnership with Ixonos (a Finnish provider of IT services). Now Fonecta spam is being sent from the Ixonos cloud instead as of mid-September 2012 or so.