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 [22.214.171.124] (86.sub-75-248-121.myvzw.com [126.96.36.199]) by m.wordtothewise.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 850862E185 for <MUNGED>; Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:50:23 -0700 (PDT) Received: from [188.8.131.52][127.0.0.1] by [184.108.40.206] [127.0.0.1] (SMTPD32); Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:49:44 -0700 Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: "Ashley Anderson" To: <MUNGE> 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?