VistaPrint: “Everything Must Go”?

Vistaprint, which should need no introduction to anybody who hasn’t been hiding in the woods for the past decade and has email, just sent spam to a spamtrap that cannot have been live after 2006. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

The spam Subject, “Everything must go …”, suggests that the spam is advertising a going-out-of-business sale for a company that has physical stock. Although I am not able to determine from the email what Vistaprint intended with this subject, the company offers printing services, not physical objects for sale. As much as many of us would love to see Vistaprint disappear from our mailboxes permanently, I don’t think that the company is in fact going out of business. I do think that, despite repeated promises to quit spamming, they’re not about to quit stuffing mailboxes full of unasked for and unwanted bulk email. :/

Sending IP:

Spam Sample:

Actual Headers:

Received: from ( [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:xx:xx -0000 (UT)
DKIM-Signature: <xxx>
DomainKey-Signature: <xxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:xx:xx -0000
Message-ID: <<xxx>>
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:rm-<xxx>>
From: "Vistaprint" <>
To: <xxx>
Subject: Everything must go ...
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "Vistaprint" <support-<xxx>>
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<xxx>"

Readable Email:

From: Vistaprint <>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Everything must go …
Reply-To: Vistaprint <support-<xxx>>

10 top marketing products – FREE and discounted.<xxx><xxx> Unsubscribe

Everything Must Go Sale.
View the deals here on our top products:<xxx> View as webpage


Update Preferences<xxx>

Privacy Policy<xxx>

Please don’t reply to this email as it’s an unmonitored address. Offers expire Wednesday, September 05, 2012. Discounts may vary by quantity and apply to select designs. Additional charges may apply for shipping/processing, upgrades and uploads, unless otherwise specified. Not valid in combination with other offers. Free offers only valid on the lowest quantity of each product and not valid on more than 10 items per order. Vistaprint reserves the right to revoke this offer at any time. See website for details.

Vistaprint USA, Incorporated | 95 Hayden Avenue | Lexington, MA 02421

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