Caught in my spam trap - cloud-mailer.co.uk / brainycat.co.uk

Posted on Thu 14 March 2013 in Spam wars

I've decided to start naming and shaming the people who spam me. I have an email address hidden in the code of one of my web sites. It doesn't display to visitors but robots will read it.  To give the spammers a sporting chance, the email address is nospam@....mydomain... I then email them to ask where they got the address from.

Their response to asking where they got the email address from?

hello\@cloud-mailer.co.uk - no response

Observations

Appear to be a couple of web developers. They seem quite nice on their web site. A shame then they are not only sending spam to my spam trap, but offering a service of sending spam for others too.

Headers

Delivered-To: nospam@....
Received: by 10.76.80.100 with SMTP id q4csp157962oax;
        Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:00:10 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by 10.194.89.167 with SMTP id bp7mr33008343wjb.0.1360695609612;
        Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:00:09 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk>
Received: from server.brainycat.co.uk (server.brainycat.co.uk. [5.77.38.165])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id d2si4372759wix.36.2013.02.12.11.00.09
        (version=TLSv1 cipher=RC4-SHA bits=128/128);
        Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:00:09 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk designates 5.77.38.165 as permitted sender) client-ip=5.77.38.165;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk designates 5.77.38.165 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk
Received: from cmail by server.brainycat.co.uk with local (Exim 4.80)
    (envelope-from <cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk>)
    id 1U5L5M-0002E6-7b
    for nospam@....; Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:00:08 +0000
To: nospam@....
Subject: Marketing
From: hello@cloud-mailer.co.uk
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Message-Id: <E1U5L5M-0002E6-7b@server.brainycat.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:00:08 +0000
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - server.brainycat.co.uk
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - ....
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [521 32007] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - server.brainycat.co.uk
X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: server.brainycat.co.uk: authenticated_id: cmail/from_h
X-Source: /usr/local/bin/php
X-Source-Args: /usr/local/bin/php /home/cmail/public_html/cron/hourly_marketing.php
X-Source-Dir: /home/cmail

<html>
  <head>

    <meta http-equiv='content-type' content='text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'>
  </head>
  <body bgcolor='#FFFFFF' text='#000000'>

  <p style='color: #125474; font-size: 22px;'><strong>Reach Thousands Of People This Evening</strong></p>

<p>We'd like to take the opportunity to introduce href='https://www.cloud-mailer.co.uk/'><strong>Cloud Mailer</strong> - a revolutionary new email-networking platform that provides millions of UK business email addresses for you to use in your email marketing campaigns. </p>

Delivered-To: nospam@....
Received: by 10.76.83.136 with SMTP id q8csp93204oay;
        Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:45:19 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by 10.194.89.169 with SMTP id bp9mr20366076wjb.57.1362177919027;
        Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:45:19 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk>
Received: from server.brainycat.co.uk (server.brainycat.co.uk. [5.77.38.165])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id ua5si6017960wjc.61.2013.03.01.14.45.18
        (version=TLSv1 cipher=RC4-SHA bits=128/128);
        Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:45:19 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk designates 5.77.38.165 as permitted sender) client-ip=5.77.38.165;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk designates 5.77.38.165 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk
Received: from cmail by server.brainycat.co.uk with local (Exim 4.80)
    (envelope-from <cmail@server.brainycat.co.uk>)
    id 1UBYha-0006qM-67
    for nospam@....; Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:45:18 +0000
To: nospam@....
Subject: E-mail Marketing
From: team@cloud-mailer.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Message-Id: <E1UBYha-0006qM-67@server.brainycat.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:45:18 +0000
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - server.brainycat.co.uk
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - ....
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [521 32007] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - server.brainycat.co.uk
X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: server.brainycat.co.uk: authenticated_id: cmail/only user confirmed/virtual account not confirmed
X-Source: /usr/local/bin/php
X-Source-Args: /usr/local/bin/php /home/cmail/public_html/cron/hourly_marketing.php
X-Source-Dir: /home/cmail

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Cloud Mailer - Revolutionary Email Marketing</title>

<style type="text/css">
body { color: #000; line-height: 140%; font-family: Georgia, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans'; font-size: 16px;}
h1 { background-color: #f4f4f4; padding: 12px 8px 12px 8px; font-size: 25px; margin: 0; width: 100%; height: auto; font-family: Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial; color: #124b66; }
h3 { background-color: #f4f4f4; font-size: 18px; padding: 8px; width: 100%; height: auto;font-family: Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial; color: #124b66; }
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ol li { line-height: 140%; margin-bottom: 10px; }
a { color: #124b66; }
a:hover { color: blue; }
strong { color: #124b66; }
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 13px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 16px;
    color: #000000;
    font-style: normal;
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    text-align: left;
    color:#000000;
    font-weight: bold;
    text-decoration:none;
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    text-align: left;
    color:#000000;
    font-weight: bold;
    text-decoration:underline;
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.nametxt {
    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 16px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 18px;
    color: #000000;
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.subtitletxt {
    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 13px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 13px;
    color: #84888b;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
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    text-align: left;
    color: #84888b;
    line-height: 13px;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 12px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 17px;
    color: #000000;
    font-weight: bold;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 12px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 17px;
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    text-align: left;
    color:#000000;
    text-decoration:none;
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    text-align: left;
    color:#000000;
    text-decoration:underline;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
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    text-align: left;
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    color: #84888b;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 16px;
    text-align: left;
    line-height: 18px;
    color: #000000;
    font-weight: bold;
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    font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size: 11px;
    text-align: left;
    color: #969696;
    line-height: 12px;
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    font-family:Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
    font-size:11px;
    color:#ccc;
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    text-align: left;
    color:#969696;
    text-decoration:none;
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    text-align: left;
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</head>

<body>
<h1>Thanks for your interest in Cloud Mailer</h1>

<p>With many returning customers, href="http://www.cloud-mailer.co.uk/">Cloud Mailer has changed the way people make new business contacts and leads.</p>

<p><strong>If it still isn't clear what we do - </strong>We send your email to an <em>up-to-date</em> database of UK based companies in industries and locations of your choice. All you need to do is choose who you want to send your email out to, write your email and then choose when you want to send it out. <strong>We do the rest</strong>.</p>