Spot the CAN SPAM violations

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  1. roundabout

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    Spot the CAN SPAM violations

    By laura in Industry.

    I received this piece of unsolicited email today, to an address harvested off a website. How many CAN SPAM violations can you count?

    Return-Path:
    Received: by m.wordtothewise.com (Postfix, from userid 1003)
    id 166562E196; Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:50:25 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from [164.193.177.203] (86.sub-75-248-121.myvzw.com
    [75.248.121.86]) by m.wordtothewise.com (Postfix) with SMTP id
    850862E185 for <MUNGED>; Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:50:23 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from [164.193.177.203][127.0.0.1] by [164.193.177.203]
    [127.0.0.1] (SMTPD32); Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:49:44 -0700
    Message-ID: <[email protected]>
    From: "Ashley Anderson"
    To: (redacted)
    Subject: Do You Want Access to NEW Customers?
    Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:49:42 -0700
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset="windows-1252"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Hello,

    Does you company need access to fresh databases that can be used
    for E-mail Marketing, Direct Mail & Telemarketing?

    We have access to 200 Million Consumers & 45 Million
    Businesses.=09

    Some of our most popular lists are:

    > U.S. Realtors - 1,281,916 Full Records=09
    > U.S. Lawyers - 269,787 Full Records=09
    > U.S. Financial Planners - 265,425 Full Records=09
    > U.S. Businesses - 4.8 Million Full Records=09
    > U.S. Manufacturers - 1,057,119 Full Records=09
    > U.S. Homeowners - 1,326,620 Full Records=09
    > U.S. Physicians - 741,809 Full Records=09
    > Worldwide Investors - 8,562,140 Emails Only=09

    *Much More Available Upon Request=2E
    Call us to get a FREE quote!

    Thank You,
    Ashley Anderson
    Data Specialist
    Business Networking Services
    1 (800) 841-5070

    I’m counting at 4 violations, plus aggravated damages because the address was harvested.

    How many violations can you find?

    Would you trust this company to sell you actual opt-in addresses?

    Source:
    http://blog.wordtothewise.com/

    ...

    I couldn't find 4, anybody care to show me the light?

    1. No optout link
    2. No from address (just the friendly)
    3. No "This is an Advertisement"
    ???
    if she's thinking "misleading subject" I think that's a stretch.
     
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  2. Fun4uoc

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    maybe the ip is a proxy?


    NetRange:164.190.0.0 - 164.194.255.255
    CIDR:164.194.0.0/16, 164.190.0.0/15, 164.192.0.0/15
    OriginAS
    NetName:NETBLK-NAVNET-BLOCK2
    NetHandle:NET-164-190-0-0-1
    Parent:NET-164-0-0-0-0
    NetType:Direct Allocation
    RegDate:1993-05-06
    Updated:2011-03-04
    OrgName:Navy Network Information Center (NNIC)
    OrgId:NNICN-1
    Address:2465 GUADALCANAL ROAD
    Address:BLDG 1265
    City:VIRGINIA BEACH
    StateProv:VA
    PostalCode:23459
    Country:US
    RegDate:2006-09-21
    Updated:2011-08-17
    OrgAbuseHandle:REGIS10-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName:Registration
    OrgAbusePhone:+1-800-365-3642
    OrgAbuseEmail:[email protected]
    OrgTechHandle:REGIS10-ARIN
    OrgTechName:Registration
    OrgTechPhone:+1-800-365-3642
    OrgTechEmail:[email protected]
     
  3. roundabout

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    Oh never mind, no optout physical address duh, I thought it was there.
     
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    no reply-to either
     
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    I was just about to reply regarding the obvious missing physical addy, but you beat me to it Roundy
     

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