Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Intrusive Marketing, Invasive Marketing, Email Practices

Intrusive Marketing Email Practices

Intrusive Marketing, Invasive Marketing, Email Practices

I received a spam email today from, specifically they are promoting a new service called SiteScorer.

I noticed in their email header a link going to their Newsletter:

That is a list of all the emails they just sent this email to. Mainly it's a list of SEO professionals and a few other businesses. 191 emails +  3 of their own = 194 emails total.
I replied to the email to let them know and to ask that we be removed. 
I received 4 bounces initially, 1 out of office, 1 person asking why I thought he sent the email, and 1 really nasty email from an SEO competitor, as well as 39 that could not be delivered for a variety of reasons: (no such user, relay access denied, email account disabled, account does not exist, invalid user, invalid receipient).
Why they would want to send this to competitors I really don't know. Perhaps thinking we might like to use their service?

Spamming people is a very bad email practice, and is very intrusive marketing, which resulted in 2 strangers in the same industry getting into a fight with one another.

Here is the spam email I recieved:
X-Persona: <info>Return-Path: <>Received: from ( []) by with SMTP;
   Wed, 2 Nov 2011 06:16:38 -0700
Received: by (Postfix, from userid 8)
        id 9C6F099711; Wed,  2 Nov 2011 08:26:06 -0400 (EDT)
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.5 (2008-06-10) on
X-Spam-Level: *X-Spam-Status: No, score=1.1 required=5.0 tests=HTML_MESSAGE,
Received: from (unknown [])
        by (Postfix) with ESMTP id E1EDF99D77
        for <>; Wed,  2 Nov 2011 08:25:33 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from ( [])
        by (8.14.3/8.14.3) with ESMTP id pA2CPYLt031679
        for <>; Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:25:34 -0400
X-opentransfer-URL: (from askoli@localhost)
        by (8.14.3/8.14.3) id pA2CPXiv031661;
        Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:25:33 -0400
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:25:33 -0400Message-Id: <>To: info@classichits.comSubject: Get SEO analysis of your website for as low as $49X-PHP-Script: for 1.0Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1From: Sitescorer Team <>X-SmarterMail-Spam: Commtouch 0 [value: Unknown], SPF_None, DK_None, DKIM_NoneX-CTCH-RefId: str=0001.0A010201.4EB142D6.000E,ss=1,fgs=0X-SmarterMail-TotalSpamWeight: 0X-Brightmail-Tracker: AAAAARlIHg8=X-Brightmail-Tracker: AAAAAA==
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1 comment:

  1. I received another one of these emails yesterday 11/10/11.