We've been repeatedly spammed by an outblaze customer, apparently trying to be can-spam compliant because the subject contains "advert:" in it. What the rest contains, who knows, most pagers/cellulars truncate after a few hundred characters. We just set our system up to retain copies of the emails before forwarding, and setup spam-assassin on the pager url (we'd not done that before in fear of missing an important page, etc.), but I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences. I've called the outblaze US address and left voicemail after the last incident which woke me, and emailed [email protected] and [email protected] with no response from any of them.
What a pain eh? Anyone know if spam assassin built in filters for the "can spam" stuff for even easier filtering (aka subject *advert:*, and the crap they tend to toss in at the end of the email)?
SA picks up on the Can Spam Act ADV:
If you don't receive any response from outblaze within a week you can go here http://www.spamcop.net/accountadd.shtml
and report the spam. Once they get on major blacklists, they will react.
BTW spammers don't care about bad addresses. They just send a few hundred thousand messages. If 50K get delivered and 500 of those people click or order, they get paid.
Some spammers while harvesting emails , have techniques for validating the email address
I'm already a member of spamcop as both a service provider, and end user. I have a quick-forward account, thus I simply forward spam in bulk directly into their systems for processing.
I've reported outblaze numerous times now, im just shocked more people haven't. As for bad addresses, the spammers must, we regularly get spam in all of our other inboxes, but *never* the emergency pager address.