I hate spam…

The World’s Worst Spammers

Up to 80% of spam targetted at Internet users in North America and Europe is generated by a hard-core group of around 100 known professional spam gangs whose names, aliases and operations are documented in Spamhaus’ Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database.

This TOP 10 chart of ROKSO-listed spammers is based on those Spamhaus views as the highest threat, the worst of the career spammers causing the most damage on the Internet currently. Spamhaus flags these gangs and individuals as a priority for Law Enforcement Agencie
See the current list http://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/spammers/

100 Known Spam Operations responsible for 80% of your spam.

80% of spam received by Internet users in North America and Europe can be traced via aliases, addresses, redirects, locations of servers, domains and dns setups, to a hard-core group of around 100 known spam operations, almost all of whom are listed in the ROKSO database.

Each spam operation, or “spam gang”, consists on average of between 1 to 5 spammers (giving an etimated total of 300-400 spammers).

The majority of the spammers on the ROKSO List operate illegally and move from network to network and country to country seeking out Internet Service Providers with poor security or known for not enforcing of anti-spam policies. http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/

This came in today:


If you are reading this message, you are proving that e-mail marketing works.
Use e-mail marketing to drive sales and leads for less than any other marketing.

Our Offer:

> Use our targeted database of 200MM consumers | 45MM Businesses
> Use our servers to send your messages
> No contracts | Month to Month
> Flat Rate for Unlimited Mailing

E-mail Marketing has been proven to be tremendously cost-effective and efficient.

Call us at 1 (800) WE-SEND-SPAM* for a DEMO and to receive a special discount.

We look forward to working with your company!


Patrick Thomas
Senior Prospect Specialist
E-mail Marketing Services
1 (800)WE-SEND-SPAM* (I changed that number!)

What really saddens me is the number of phone calls we have received over the years from people WANTING to send SPAM – they say – “I bought this list and these people really want to know about my product!

The email above came from an ip address we have identified as sending spam but what would our customers say if we blocked email from verizon wireless? Cellco/Verizon wireless pool, in use by telemarketing spammers

So we add asterisks to the subject line .

Every time you click on a link in an email you did not request you encourage and support spam.

Every time you forward emails with multiple addresses contained in the too or cc line and in the forward itself you are spreading “useable” lists and making all of those email addresses vulnerable to spam.

Below are the headers from the verizon spam I sent notifications to abuse@verizonwireless.com, abuse@hotmail.com, and spam@uce.gov I got one auto reply – from hotmail. I am guessing nothing will be done.

From PT.NoReply13@address.com Mon May 6 14:17:31 2013
X-Spam-Relay-Countries: US
X-Spam-ASN: AS22394
X-Spam-Flag: YES
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.5 (2008-06-10) on d100.companyv.net
X-Spam-COV-Untrusted-Relays: [ ip=
rdns=207.sub-75-226-31.myvzw.com helo=!! by=d100.companyv.net
ident= envfrom= intl=0 id=r46LHQMY023329 auth= msa=0 ]
X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=7.2 required=6.0 tests=BAYES_50,DCC_CHECK,
RCVD_IN_COV_SPAMMERS,RCVD_IN_PBL,RDNS_DYNAMIC shortcircuit=no autolearn=no
X-Spam-Level: SSSSSSS
X-Spam-RBL-Report: []
[“Cellco/Verizon wireless pool, in use by telemarketing spammers.”]
[20 spam01.affinitypath.com., 20 spam06.affinitypath.com., 20 spam07.affinitypath.com., 20 spam08.affinitypath.com., 10 spam02.affinitypath.com., 10 spam03.affinitypath.com., 10 spam04.affinitypath.com.]
* 2.0 RCVD_IN_COV_SPAMMERS RBL: Spammer blocked by CompanyV RBL
* [Cellco/Verizon wireless pool, in use by]
[telemarketing spammers.]
* 2.5 RCVD_IN_PBL RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus PBL
* [ listed in zen.spamhaus.org]
* 0.5 BAYES_50 BODY: Bayesian spam probability is 40 to 60%
* [score: 0.5000]
* 1.5 DCC_CHECK Listed in DCC (http://rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/)
* 0.7 RDNS_DYNAMIC Delivered to trusted network by host with
* dynamic-looking rDNS
Received: from [] (207.sub-75-226-31.myvzw.com [])
by d100.companyv.net (8.13.8/8.13.8) with SMTP id r46LHQMY023329
for ; Mon, 6 May 2013 14:17:30 -0700
Received: from [][] by [][]
(SMTPD32); Mon, 6 May 2013 14:17:29 -0700
Message-ID: <0de8e69ab5a17c5845bf84fe001b4aa1@address.com>
From: “Patrick Thomas | EBUSA”
Subject: *****SPAM***** business question
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 14:16:26 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.67 on
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by d100.companyv.net id r46LHQMY023329
X-Spam-Prev-Subject: business question
X-UID: 140173
Status: RO
X-Status: A