Spammer! They just wont remove my addy

JJ.

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 28, 2009
Location
Blgrd
yoyo

I would like to somehow get your assistance guys ...

I'm getting emails from Outdated URL (Invalid) (From: BONUS BLITZ ([email protected]))

I have unsubscribed from these lists several times during the last year, still - the spam wont stop.

Checking the source code of these emails, I found their SMTP provider and I have filed an official complaint (www.teneo.be).

Still, I never received any kind of response neither from this arch-a*shole spammer neither from teneo.be

What should I do next? Should I try calling this Teneo company?
 

Redbet-Andy

Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen
Joined
Jun 22, 2010
Location
Malta
In cases like this I would urge all recipients to contact all of the casinos that the spammers are pushing to complain about the spam.
The decent ones will take action others wont unfortunately but if enough people do this even the less responsive casinos will hopefully be shamed into doing something.


yoyo

I would like to somehow get your assistance guys ...

I'm getting emails from Outdated URL (Invalid) (From: BONUS BLITZ ([email protected]))

I have unsubscribed from these lists several times during the last year, still - the spam wont stop.

Checking the source code of these emails, I found their SMTP provider and I have filed an official complaint (www.teneo.be).

Still, I never received any kind of response neither from this arch-a*shole spammer neither from teneo.be

What should I do next? Should I try calling this Teneo company?
 

dionysus

Good(w)ill Ambassador
CAG
MM
Joined
Apr 27, 2009
Location
the land of snow and maple syrup
yoyo

I would like to somehow get your assistance guys ...

I'm getting emails from Outdated URL (Invalid) (From: BONUS BLITZ ([email protected]))

I have unsubscribed from these lists several times during the last year, still - the spam wont stop.

Checking the source code of these emails, I found their SMTP provider and I have filed an official complaint (www.teneo.be).

Still, I never received any kind of response neither from this arch-a*shole spammer neither from teneo.be

What should I do next? Should I try calling this Teneo company?

Another problem is unsubscribing; this essentially tells whomever is on the other end that theyve hit an active email prime for resale
 

Simmo!

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
England
In cases like this I would urge all recipients to contact all of the casinos that the spammers are pushing to complain about the spam.
The decent ones will take action others wont unfortunately but if enough people do this even the less responsive casinos will hopefully be shamed into doing something.

Agreed.

If you PM me the original text of the email (links 'n all) I'll take a look and see if I can find something to identify the spammer.
 

Jasminebed

Game old gal
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
I'm just too tired to try to fight spam anymore. There's the odd one if it only concerns one casino that I've found or heard is really responsive, I might report it to the casino.

I just block emails from a particular spammer.

Those unsubscribe links are often just a way to make sure you are live... and you've taken the trouble to open and read it. You can get a higher price for those kinds of lists.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Given how hard it has been to get Palace Group to deal with it's spammer affiliates, reporting the matter to accredited casinos is going to be a hard slog in terms of getting it stopped. Rogue casinos are probably recruiting the spammers themselves.

Perhaps a better way to make them sit up and take notice would be to include the amount of unstoppable spam in the CM rating system for accredited casinos, and take a more robust line against the rest who refuse to act on reports of spam, such as a spell in the pit till they agree to address the issue.

The unstoppable Palace Group spam may have been easier to address if it started knocking points off their CM rating. It seems the excuse is often along the lines of being unable to stop "third parties" such as their affiliates from spamming, but the argument is that they have at least one very powerful tool, closing an offending affiliate's account and/or withholding revenue from players likely to have been delivered via spam.

The "you can always unsubscribe" excuse is equally invalid, since this is widely misused by spammers to identify email addresses that can be sold on to other spammers as "premium". There needs to be an unsubscribe option that does not let the affiliate know that the email address they spammed is active.

Casinos have reason to deal with this, as spam leads to domains being blacklisted, and this affects genuine affiliates who may find their emails and domains getting blacklisted on the basis of being similar in nature to known reported spam. Players see this as promotional emails they DO want to receive being detected as spam, and thus not being forwarded to their inbox.
 
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