Toshiba: Deals on Super-Light Laptops… for a Spamtrap

Toshiba America’s consumer and small business direct sales portal Toshiba Direct is sending bulk email to yet another email address that did not request it. Toshiba appears to be spamming non-opted-in email addresses: possibly a very old customer list that has not been properly maintained, possibly a purchased or epended list, or possibly a combination of both. The ESP is once again Responsys.

In November of last year I blogged about spam from Toshiba Direct to a different spamtrap that has continued to receive occasional spam from them. :/ The sending IP, which is assigned to Toshiba Direct and has rDNS in the domain, is currently listed in Spamcop. This is an excellent indication that Toshiba Direct is spamming other spamtraps (Spamcop’s), generating a lot of complaints, or both.

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> with ESMTP id <xxx>; 25 Jul 2012 12:xx:xx -0000
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Received: by (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r17) id <xxx> 
        for <xxx>; Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:xx:xx -0700 
        (envelope-from <toshiba.<xxx>>)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="<xxx>"
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:xx:xx -0700
From: "Toshiba Direct" <>
Reply-To: "Toshiba Direct" <>
Subject: Thin & Light laptops - performance and style on the go!
List-Unsubscribe: <<xxx>>, 
X-sgxh1: <xxx>
X-rext: <xxx>
X-cid: toshiba.<xxx>
To: <xxx>
Message-ID: <<xxx>>

Readable Email:

From: Toshiba Direct <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Thin & Light laptops – performance and style on the go!
Reply-To: Toshiba Direct <>


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