Clickback MAIL hitting dead/invalid emails

Clickback MAIL has been hitting spam trap with email addresses which have been dead for a very long time (i.e. years) or never valid in any decade. Probably because Clickback doesn’t require pesky things like “Opt-In” or “Confirmed” subscribers but do allow purchased lists and “cold” contacts to be mailed. Seriously this is bad behavior, I wonder why no one has just blacklisted all of Clickback IPs/domains yet?

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Very persistent Finnish B2B spammer: Seolocation Oy (d/b/a Afton Videot)

Seolocation Oy (biz reg, responsible people) are really persistent B2B spammers.

They’re also listed by Suomispam.

$ host -t txt afton.fi.dbl.suomispam.net
afton.fi.dbl.suomispam.net descriptive text "20170411 "
$ host -t txt aftonvideopalvelu.fi.dbl.suomispam.net
aftonvideopalvelu.fi.dbl.suomispam.net descriptive text "20170320 "

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B2B Prospecting Spam from IBM

This week two fellow antispam activists, one of whom has been active in the field for over 20 years, reported receiving spam from the same IBM employee about the IBM Watson platform. One of the spams was sent to the business email address of the recipient. The other was sent to a pristine spamtrap that follows the formats usually used for email addresses at the company, but has never actually been used by the intended recipient. The spams were not sent through the IBM Watson Marketing Cloud (formerly SilverPop), but from its corporate mailservers.

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Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy: Spammer protected by TeliaSonera

As of November, Suomen Perintätoimisto have been contaminating the customer servers of TeliaSonera (inet.fi) with their spam. They openly admit the use of a purchased list from Bisnode.

TeliaSonera abuse response: “B2B spam is legal.” Perhaps so, but do you want your entire customer base to suffer because you allow a spammer to abuse the facilities used by everyone? Besides, the processing of outdated and erroneous personal information is illegal, and the spamming of natural persons is illegal as well.

The hosts involved are in 62.71.2.0/24.

HansaLeads goes Cartooney

Emaileri: Finland’s #1 Spam ESP

Emaileri, a product of Websonic Oy (biz reg, responsible people), fronted by CEO Toni Jalonen, appears to be hell bent on becoming Finland’s #1 spam ESP.

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sahkopostitus.com (WebSiteRace Oy): Finland’s latest spam for hire

We’ve recently seen spam advertising the spamming and spam list sale services of sahkopostitus.com, apparently operated by WebSiteRace Oy. It’s funny because they specifically claim knowledge of (but not adherence to, I suppose) of the legislation relevant to the issue at hand.

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Walmart Brazil: Spamming from Microsoft CloudApp IPs

The Brazil division of US-based retailing giant Walmart is spamming purchased or email appended lists from Microsoft’s CloudApp service. Walmart Brazil (as opposed to Walmart itself) has a long record of spamming dirty purchased lists. Walmart has dropped the ball enforcing minimally acceptable email marketing standards on its badly-behaved subsidiary.

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Secure America Now: Joe Job? Or Spamming A Purchased/Scraped List?

Secure America Now, a political web site whose splash page promotes the impeachment of U.S. President Barack Obama, just emailed a spamtrap email address at a former European ISP. The email address has not been live for several years, and formerly belonged to a citizen of that country who had no ties to the United States. The email was sent through NationBuilder, a “community organizer” that uses ESP Sendgrid.

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Eloqua and Marketo Partner with List Seller/Email Appender NetProspex

Apparently ESPs Eloqua and Marketo are partnering with a list seller and email appender, NetProspex. NetProspex is not unknown to me or others who are active in email abuse issues. Among other accomplishments, NetProspex has managed to attain a listing in the Spamhaus Project’s ROKSO, their list of the “worst of the worst” spammers. Laura Atkins at Word to the Wise, a well-known email deliverability expert, blogged about NetProspex a few years ago. Nothing I know suggests that her blog is in any way out of date.

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