Category Archives: ESP problem

ESCALATION LISTING: Benchmark Email and TargetMol

We’ve reported TargetMol to Benchmark Email several times on Twitter and in email ever since we first listed them two weeks ago. We haven’t received a response.

$ check targetmol.com
targetmol.com A 127.0.1.2 TXT "[TARGETMOL] Do you know TargetMol? -Yes, you are spammers, we know you now. [email protected] 20160420"

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(Resolved) Nobleresearch.org

A blog entry on Nobleresearch.org (predatory publisher recognized by the Beall’s List for three years already) was prompted by a comment on our “who are these people” page by Aleksandrs V, representative of the Latvian ESP Mailigen.com who are currently providing services to this spammer.
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Doctor’s Guide Publishing Limited

Somebody else beat us to blogging about it, with far more effect than our puny little efforts.

This spammer has multiple IPs in 84.207.240.0/24. 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.
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Resolved: RapidMail.de: Spam support ESP

Needed a separate headline, but all is documented in the earlier European Colorectal Congress 2015 post. The AGB, specifically Section 8, 3.3.a, 3.4 and 3.6, are not worth the toilet roll they have been printed on.

Update Oct 28 2015: RapidMail.de have proved their spam support mightily by assigning new IPs and the use of a new domain name (rmh4.net) to ECC 2015. All listed now.

inetnum:        46.253.29.0 - 46.253.29.255
netname:        RAPIDMAIL
descr:          rapidmail GmbH
country:        DE

European Colorectal Congress 2015: Spamming

On June 26, Professor Doktor Jochen Lange had the bright idea of using the services of Rapidmail.de to spam to advertise the European Colorectal Congress 2015 that he is organizing. Unfortunately that violates Section 3.3.a of RapidMail’s Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (terms of use).
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Kenes Group: Inviting spamtraps to meetings

Kenes Group (kenes-group.com, Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A., Rue Francois-Versonnex 7, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland, tel: +41 22 908 0488, fax: +41 22 906 9140) wants to invite spamtraps to scientific meetings they organize. Vertical Response already threw them out, now they’ve been contaminating Marketo space for over two months already. Marketo has been informed on May 1, to no effect as far as can be seen. The address list used by Kenes Group has all the hallmarks of being derived from the PubMed.

Aviva Systems Biology

Aviva Systems Biology

We’ve been watching Aviva Systems Biology (avivasb.com, avivasysbio.com) spam for longer than the SciSpam DNSBL has even existed. Up until recently, they were doing so exclusively from their own network, but their recent choice to hire what we think ought to be a whitehat ESP to do this for them prompted us to blog about it.

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LISTED: Open Access Text (oatext.com)

oatext.com, a domain name registered to an Indian-sounding individual in Romford, Essex, UK, but styling itself Open Access Text Pvt. Ltd Suite A, 36-40 Copperfield Road, Mile End, London, E3 4RR, UK, is spamming. Their privacy policy indicates they disapprove of the practice, but perhaps they figure it only applies to others. Their ESP of choice is Benchmark Email, who have unfortunately “excelled” in this sense before. We’re still waiting for them to confirm the termination of the previous long-term problem.
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