In a support conversation with a listee today:
Let me explain it. We are a publisher and we need to send many emails to the authors to invite them to publish articles in our journals. So the emails we sent are not spam at all. Thanks.
Vernon Schryver’s excellent list of spammer excuses is that way. Thank you for playing.
In addition, the Rules of Spam are always pertinent.
http://flakyj.blogspot.com/2017/06/isamed-journal-of-forensic-science.html – and they’re spammers, too, of course. Listed the domains; spamming happens through Web.com relays in 209.17.115, listed since November 2014 for Jacobs Publishers.
Received: from proimmune.net (proimmune.net [18.104.22.168])
by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id C416C54C0A1
for <[email protected]>; Mon, 8 May 2017 19:56:28
We hope SendinBlue will waste no time with this one.
The domain name
proimmune.net has been listed by us as a Sci Spammer since 2016-09-13. We do note that they were spamming from SendinBlue at that time, too.
Um, but of course, even if rocket dot scientists at scientificspam dot net have never published any scientific work as themselves…
We would like to invite you to submit an invited paper in our peer-reviewed open-access journal:
International Journal of Environmental Science
Suppose that’s all we need to know of you.
Based on recent spam, it is becoming clear that ScienceDomain International Ltd, IK Press and ResearchPromotion.com are in fact one and the same.
Scientific Spam has had an IP in 22.214.171.124/28 listed since 20150710, and the rest since December 2015.
Endurance (webhostbox.net) did the right thing and suspended the domain names and all services for a variety of Annex Publishers domain names and websites so that IP addresses that had sent Annex Publishers spam could be delisted.
A while back, somebody who is not related to us noticed HotCampus.
A few days later, it arrived at a participating university. Professor figures it is spam, because he/she/it has never heard of HotCampus or signed up. Given that HotCampus only started operations roughly two months ago, it’s not altogether surprising.
Something calling itself “ScienceDomain International Ltd”, apparently of Third Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH, continues to turn up in spamtraps. They have existed as an UK company twice, but both registrations have been dissolved (Reg. No 07794635 – Dissolved on 14 January 2014; Reg. No 08988029 – Dissolved on 24 November 2015). Nonetheless, they process personal data without having ever registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, which in itself is a criminal act in the United Kingdom.
Somebody else beat us to blogging about it, with far more effect than our puny little efforts.
This spammer has multiple IPs in 126.96.36.199/24. In addition, they rent services under a variety of names from Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget), and have their own dedicated block from an Irish provider.