This is a spammer that’s been notice in a presentation on managing email (slide 18) by the University of Texas Medical Branch. We would, of course, recommend that nobody nowhere attempt to unsubscribe from spam, which is a position widely accepted in the DNSBL circles.
All viewers are advised to have a look at Jeffrey Beall‘s excellent writeup at List of Predatory Publishers. It wouldn’t be very far off to expect this DNSBL to eventually converge into a machine-readable form of the above.
As it says in the topic. TXT records of listings will contain the Subject line of the spam, the apparent From, and the date it was spotted, so there is some information as to why any given IP would be listed. They all will show up in blog posts here eventually, but for now, the two are not synchronized.
This is a long-time spammer (original link dead; link to archived copy) but we wonder if it has anything to do with science as such. Their spam this time has to do with a book on The Ecological Genomics of Fungi, and the addresses spammed are, predictably, obtained from the PubMed.
Judging from the network and domain name used, this has a connection to Bentham Science Publishers, our #1 listee.
Bogus academic conferences it is this time.
The #1 To Be Listed by Scientificspam.net award goes to Bentham Science Publishers, well known for their predatory practices and spam.
The list is operational as of March 4, 2013. The blog only just came about, though.