The Case of the Traveling Email Address

Yet another cruise company is spamming my elderly mother’s email address offering deals on cruises: Global Voyages Group <>. I’ve blogged previously about the large quantities of cruise- and travel-related spam to Mum. At this point I am certain that her email address has been placed on a “targeted list”. The ESP is (once again) ExactTarget.

My apologies to Al Iverson, who manages the abuse and deliverability group at ExactTarget, for picking on his company yet again. ExactTarget is actually one of the better large ESPs. Al has not ignored my previous blogs, but he needs more than a single spam report to act decisively. Unfortunately I have only this one spam sample. Whilst I am certain that the sender obtained a third-party list, I can’t prove it. I hope that other people who were spammed by this customer will report it and give him the evidence that he needs to act.

Source IP:


Received: from ( [])
        by <redacted> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <redacted>
        for <redacted>; Tue, 19 Jun 2012 <redacted>
DKIM-Signature: <redacted>
DomainKey-Signature: <redacted>
Received: by id <redacted> 
        for <redacted>; Tue, 19 Jun 2012 <redacted> 
        (envelope-from <bounce-<redacted>>)
From: "Sea Voyager Expeditions" <>
To: <redacted>
Subject: Cruise Central America's Coastlines - Now Up to 35% Off
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 <redacted>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:leave-<redacted>>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "GlobalVoyagesGroup" <reply-<redacted>>
x-job: <redacted>
Message-ID: <redacted>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

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