Vistaprint: Out and out spammers

It was only yesterday that I mentioned Vistaprint here in passing. And it is only today that they prove it once again that they do not respect opt out and neither does their ESP.

Spamming IP:

Vistaprint have been spamming Infinite Mho Oy since May 25, 2010. Initially, they were using the address that is listed for Infinite Mho Oy in the Finnish Business Information System. In the initial contact, they did not indicate their address source, which might be a violation of Section 25 of the Personal Data Act. On the same day, I opted out of their advertising. Their own addresses rejected it, but their ESP at the time, Relation & Brand of Sweden, as well as abuse at TDC Song, accepted the message.

All dates and subject lines:

-- 2010 --
   1 r   May 25 Vistaprint      ( 221) Atro, saat 250 käyntikorttia ? sitoumuksetta
   2     Jun 29 Vistaprint      ( 217) Atro, saat 250 käyntikorttia ? sitoumuksetta                                
   3     Aug 31 Vistaprint      ( 248) Saat 250 käyntikorttia - sitoumuksetta
   4     Sep 28 Vistaprint      ( 304) Saat 250 käyntikorttia ? sitoumuksetta
   5     Oct 11 Vistaprint Suom (  57) Saat 250 ilmaista käyntikorttia
   6 O   Oct 11 Vistaprint Suom (  57) Saat 250 ilmaista käyntikorttia
   7     Oct 14 Vistaprint Suom (  53) 250kpl ilmaisia käyntikortteja - etu voimassa huomiseen asti
   8     Oct 14 Vistaprint Suom (  53) 250kpl ilmaisia käyntikortteja - etu voimassa huomiseen asti
   9     Oct 19 Vistaprint      ( 226) Saat 250 käyntikorttia - ei sitoumuksia
-- 2011 --
  10 N   Sep 27 Vistaprint      ( 536) Saat 250 käyntikorttia ja kotelon veloituksetta

The matter is also mentioned on Infinite Mho’s own incoming spam page. Most of the 2010 mails were sent through Relation & Brand, but some through EmailVision (in October 2010, to an address that was ever so briefly Infinite Mho’s contact address in the Finnish Business Information System for a week or two before was registered in early January 2010).

Finally, on Oct 19, 2010, a representative of Relation & Brand engaged in a proper human discussion on the matter. It seems that Vistaprint’s relationship with R & B has ended because the September 27, 2011 spam, as well as today’s missive, were sent through BizWizard, and this time, it’s sent to an address they harvested from the web pages of the business. BizWizard aren’t interested in hearing from complainants, but messages to abuse at, abuse at, and a number of individuals at have been accepted. A representative of has responded on September 28, 2011 to say We apologize for the inconvenience of the spamming emails from Vistaprint. We have been taken actions against the company and we have also made sure that you are total opt out from this customer’s sending lists. I told them I didn’t believe this will accomplish anything.

I was right, of course.

Unredacted spam headers:

From  Tue Oct 25 15:05:00 2011
Return-Path: <>
Received: from ( [])
        by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 1D701794DC1
        for <imho at>; Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:05:00 +0300 (EEST)
Received: by (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r5) id hkqiuo0jcggk for <imho at>; Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:04:49 +0200 (envelope-from <>)
From: "Vistaprint" <>
To: "Atro Tossavainen" <imho at>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:04:49 GMT
Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Saat=20250=20k=C3=A4yntikorttia=20ja=20kotelo?=
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Mailer: BizWizard
X-envid: 31631
X-job: mm30_B3_SYS_F374_11
Message-ID: <16e6bb2b3ce440488c51694cf007be72@BizWizard>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Content-Length: 19086
Lines: 535

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