eSoft – Verkkokauppa (Tmi Erno Tiepuoli): Spamming to sell electronic gadgets

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 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.

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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.

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Finnish Ice Hockey Association / Ilves Solutions Oy ( Spamming to sell tickets to ice hockey games

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association bought a spam campaign from (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Section 26 of the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications (not to mention that the processing of outdated and erroneous personal data violates Section 9, Paragraph 2 of the Personal Data Act) that have been retrieved from the Finnish Business Information System.
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Fonecta spam summary for November 2012

Spammers using Fonecta’s spamming services through Ixonos in November 2012. There might be more; this is what I saw in my traps.

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Bluebiit: Spamming to sell electronic gadgets

Bluebiit (see earlier post) have moved house and are now spamming from the network of, to purchased lists obtained from Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy and Digimediatoimisto Haikuu as before. The spam-advertised domain is hosted by Suncomet at the IP address that sent the spam.  The domain is hosted at [] (rDNS “”) by LeaseWeb in the Netherlands.  The domain is hosted at [] (“”) by Nebula, as before.  The spam-advertised online shop is hosted by Sigmatic at [] (“”).
Read more… A Finnish branch office of a Lithuanian(?) ESP that doesn’t even observe its own AUP

Somewhat unfortunately, my traps are in receipt of spam that was sent by Webcore, aka, to a purchased list, one that contains addresses of natural persons, and outdated and erroneous personal data. So their own AUP doesn’t appear to apply to themselves, and hence is worth exactly the loo roll it was printed on.

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UAB VENITAS / Spamming to sell address lists for spam

Just as I was discussing the data provided by this spammer with a happy customer of theirs, the spam appears in my mailbox. Perfect timing.

Complaints to OVH will likely be redirected to a black hole.

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Fortnox: Selling accounting services by spamming purchased addresses harvested from the Web

Fortnox Oy (www, biz reg), the Finnish branch of the Swedish mothership, is selling its services by spamming. This spam was seen at the address my business publishes on its Web page. The contents of the message indicate they purchased an address list from Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy.

Markkinointirekisteri reported on October 5, 2012 that their file contains absolutely nothing on my business following earlier complaints. It follows that one of these folks is lying, but initially, I had no way to tell which one it might be. That is, until Fortnox / Mr Pilkama kindly admitted it (see comment below).

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MarketingOffice Romania in cahoots with Vistaprint

An anonymous party appearing as is spamming on behalf of Vistaprint. Given the .pro registration, it looks like this is a Romanian party. It may be something closer to home, too.

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FilmTown: Spamming Finnish businesses for “video rentals for Xmas”

Video Film Town Oy, d/b/a FilmTown (www, biz reg) is spamming Finnish businesses with “hints for biz Xmas presents”. Their partner in spam is Panic Marketing Oy (whose Sales Group Manager recently had a rather futile attempt at spam-apologist conversation with SendGrid…), with an address list that was purchased from Digimediatoimisto Haikuu.

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