We do not support Vincenzo Piuri for IEEE president. We also regret having had to list the IP address and domain name of his alma mater, but that happens when you do not react to complaints of abuse.
The original spam and complaint happened in mid-May 2017.
Repeat spam in earlier today, no responses to the May complaint, so we listed the sending organization.
The domain name of the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, is now listed. The following spam appeared on July 28, 2017.
From: EECS 2017 <[email protected]>
Subject: European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Bern, Switzerland, November 17-19, 2017
We’ve been on the receiving end of spam from Origene since March 2015. At the time, we listed 188.8.131.52, a few domain names, and thought nothing more of it. We had the occasion to look at their spam a little more closely today. It’s all coming from a /15 (that’s 131,072 IP addresses) assigned to a research facility in China. The spamming domain name is smarttargetonline.net, registered to a person without an organization. Worth looking at a little more.
On July 14, 2015, our spamtraps received a message advertising the Foodomics 2015 conference offered by the Università di Bologna. We wrote to them the same day, and have today received the following response from their privacy office. We see no other alternative but to list the mail server and domain name of this institution who defend the practice of sending Scientific Spam and violate their GARR agreements in doing so.
Our spamtraps received what we think must be a spam from a recognized university in Europe, advertising a summer school of theirs. So we wrote to the professor to ask “How did you build this address list?”, as you would…
Last week, a Robert S. Siegel (profile on Uni website) sent out Scientific Spam through the ESP Constant Contact, asking recipients to Join [Him] at GW’s Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices.
It is with a heavy heart that we list an outbound mail server of a university. However, in the face of the response we received from the sender, there is no option to keeping both the sending IP address and domain name listed. We did not receive a reply to our comments to their comments.