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.

inetnum:        84.51.225.160 - 84.51.225.255
netname:        DGPL
descr:          DGPL
country:        BB

ET / SMC:

Received: from ba1.mta.exacttarget.com (ba1.mta.exacttarget.com [68.232.200.1])
Received: from mta.email.habcommunity.com (mta.email.habcommunity.com [198.245.86.23])
Received: from mta.email.pro-c.me (mta.email.pro-c.me [198.245.94.237])
Received: from mta.email.pvupdate.com (mta.email.pvupdate.com [199.122.120.190])
Received: from mta.email.opencme.org (mta.email.opencme.org [199.122.125.70])
Received: from mta.email.peercme.com (mta.email.peercme.com [199.122.125.72])
Received: from mta.email.peerviewpress.com (mta.email.peerviewpress.com [199.122.125.73])
Received: from mta.email.peervoice.com (mta.email.peervoice.com [199.122.125.74])
Received: from mta.email.peerquiz.com (mta.email.peerquiz.com [199.122.125.75])
Received: from mta.email.answersincme.com (mta.email.answersincme.com [199.122.125.76])
Received: from mta.email.docguide.com (mta.email.docguide.com [199.122.125.77])
Received: from mta.email.pvchallenges.com (mta.email.pvchallenges.com [199.122.125.213])

Update Dec 8 2015: sorted list of IPs above, added answersincme.com. .71 in the obvious range (pvbriefing.com) is also them.

4 thoughts on “Doctor’s Guide Publishing Limited

  1. Dr Phillip Chalmers

    Something has gone wrong here – I have been happily receiving very valuable and sought for medical update information for years from DocGuide and Peerview Press

    Why are you blocking this legitimate, valuable, opt-in service.

    Have you told them?

    Reply
  2. RocketScientist Post author

    Something has definitely gone wrong here, but our first vote for what it is would be “the acquisition of email addresses for bulk emailing without the knowledge or consent of the address owners”.

    Glad you like it. Our subscribers don’t.

    Don’t get us wrong; we harbour no delusions of Google ever using our services, so it is exceedingly unlikely that you will have a problem because of us. However, SBL276010 reaches a little further than we could, so yes, they know they are being listed by several anti-spam resources – not just us, but also by the 800 pound gorilla of email.

    There is nothing legitimate about collecting email addresses for bulk emailing without the consent of the address holders. That’s spam. And that’s clearly not opt-in.

    We’re receiving their missives in several dozen addresses whose only common factor is having published scientific writing that remains accessible on the PubMed. The email address you indicated is not, and a PubMed search for (chalmers[Author - Last]) AND p[Author - First] returned zero hits, as well.

    The use of ScientificSpam DNSBL, as any other DNSBL, is entirely voluntary. Mail server operators will decide what’s best for them. If nobody uses our services, our opinions have all the weight of a lonely blog somewhere in a random corner of the Internet… That’s quite possible. 🙂

    Reply
  3. Andi

    Likewise i received spam from one ofvtheir newly launched subsidiaries called “Pro-C.me
    When i went to their website i found that their address is a ups store in new york. They provide no information on their website about who they are.

    Reply
    1. RocketScientist Post author

      pro-c.me is mentioned above, and the domain name has been listed since July 2015.

      $ check pro-c.me
      pro-c.me A 127.0.1.2 TXT “[DOCGUIDE] New CME on Opioid-Use Disorder: Improve Outcomes Through Adherence [email protected] 20150713″

      Reply

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