Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO President: Emailing a Spamtrap?

The president of the Ohio chapter of the AFL-CIO, the largest trade union in the United States, is sending “get out the vote” emails to an email address that closed before the last presidential election. Either the AFL-CIO ignored bounces from early 2008 through late 2009, is sending email to a list that has not been contacted since that period, or has purchased a list. The ESP was Salsalabs, the ESP side of liberal U.S. political activist group Wired for Change.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from m156.salsalabs.net (m156.salsalabs.net [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Fri,  2 Dec 2011 11:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
Received: from [10.174.xx.xx] ([10.174.xx.xx:xx] helo=<xxx>.salsalabs.net)
        by <xxx>.salsalabs.net (envelope-from <<xxx>@bounces.salsalabs.net>)
        (ecelerity r(<xxx>)) with ESMTP
        id <xxx>; Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:xx:xx -0500
Message-ID: <xxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:xx:xx -0500 (EST)
From: "Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO President" <<xxx>@ohaflcio.org>
Reply-To: <xxx>@aflcio.org
To: <xxx>
Subject: December 8: Let's Stand With The 99%!
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Envelope-From: <<xxx>@bounces.salsalabs.net>
X_email_KEY: <xxx>
X-campaignid: salsa<xxx>

Readable Email:

From: Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO President <<xxx>@ohaflcio.org>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: December 8: Let’s Stand With The 99%!
Reply-To: <xxx>@aflcio.org

*Who Voted Against Worker Freedoms?

Let’s not forget the politicians who looked to strip away worker rights with the stroke of a pen with Senate Bill 5/Issue 2. Below is a list of Senators and Representatives who voted YES on SB5/Issue 2. Remember their names for the 2012 elections.

In Solidarity,

*”Tim Burga, “*”
Ohio AFL-CIO President

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