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Tuesday, September 16 2014 @ 11:29 PM EDT

Spam sales pitches

Ever since the internet started out, we've always been hit by some type of spam that the marketing companies wanted us to see. For years these companies have tailored their pitches around how to get this junk into your inbox. The major problem with this, is that we as the people of the world, in ninty-nine percent of the time, are really no longer interested in what they have to send us. Take for example, the marketers are using throw-a-way domain names that are used to redirect traffic.


Received: from 208.81.118.239 by node4.ns2.spacequad.com
(LogSat Software SMTP Server); Wed, 7 May 2008 15:12:46 -0400
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
s=main; d=rosemarysaffron.com;
b=FgetzMbI0tUfQh7K45r+B8NvaTRRQIPR1lwmbPkLsU8h
jZu8ijkYD4qFBiUZivWWZ0+v/+5cwWX9X+argggNtg==;
h=Received:Message-ID:Date:
From:To:Subject:Mime-Version:Content-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding;
Received: by 208.81.118.239 with SMTP id sii04xzspyx3fyn
for ******@spacequad.com; Wed, 07 May 2008 09:12:42 -0600
Message-ID: 8ks4vnbpwyv0atkuuy@rosemarysaffron.com
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 09:12:42 -0600
From: "GovernmentsGrants" GovMoney@rosemarysaffron.com
To: ******@spacequad.com
Subject: A Government Grant is money that you usually never have to repay
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-Server: LogSat Software SMTP Server
X-SF-RX-Return-Path: GovMoney@rosemarysaffron.com
X-SF-HELO-Domain: rosemarysaffron.com
X-SF-Originating-IP: 208.81.118.239

 

Going to any of the base url links in the header or link below will give you this message "Object not found.".  Whats up with that?  Looks like they are trying to hide.

Here is a link and the result of such link. 

http://russetaloe.com/0-gljxwii2pufsjkhxhq

Now that link currently redirects to Grant Funding Solutions and gives out information about Free money.  Now normally I don't see any problems in advertising products or services, however, when it comes to redirecting and trying to hide the source of the company that hired the spammers in the first place, then yes.  I do have a conflict.  Because it is saying that the company is not liable for spamming their products or services.

Who does the person receiving these spam E-Mails complain to if they do not know who the original sponsor of the spamming campaign are.  The only way, but not always, to find out who is ultimately responsible for this individual spam mail is to actually click on the link and scrutinize everything to find info on a possible contact. 

Even then, allot of the times the information within the contact of the web page is not correct anyways, or the companies ignore such report feedbacks. 

This is why I would think that if you are a company trying to sell a product or service, why not just use your own domain and email services to send out this commercial email.  Internet users would be more apt to be able to justify where they want to receive such emails.  Not only that, if you used real mailing lists that had accurate email address's on the lists, then have removal instructions, along with actual follow thru on removing them, your company would become more popular.  Of course now becoming more popular depends upon the product or services that you are advertising.  Not everyone will be susceptible to them.

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Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to my attention. I have read though your blog post on the hack and have now addressed the issue.

Thanks again for the heads up

Mike Mather
It's My Law

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