Monday, October 25, 2010

RSA Conference & send Illegal Spam Through Lyris

I'm a big fan of BankInfo Security and their sister site GovInfo Security. So, colour me chagrined when I recently was spammed about the RSA Conference in February to my address (that'd be the Coalition Against unsolicited Commercial Email!) and a brief investigation turns up that is behind the spam run.

What makes this noteworthy is two-fold.

The reply-to address, - bounces, and, the spam ended with this very special line:

"This is a one-time, opt-in mailing. No unsubscribe action necessary."

Wow. If I were an American ISP I might be in a position to sue RSA and under CAN SPAM - every email must have an unsubscribe facility contained within.

I've escalated this to contacts at both Lyris ( and BankInfo Security. Shame on them, and the RSA conference for allowing this to happen.

Here are the headers for those of you curious about this misdeed:
Received: by with SMTP id i21cs81004wea;
       Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:14:29 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with SMTP id gx8mr6537880qcb.89.1287584068489;
       Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:14:28 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [])
       by with ESMTP id g11si642719qcq.40.2010.;
       Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:14:28 -0700 (PDT)
Received: (qmail 82494 invoked by uid 1014); 20 Oct 2010 14:14:27 -0000
Received: (qmail 82492 invoked by uid 1014); 20 Oct 2010 14:14:27 -0000
Received: (qmail 82489 invoked from network); 20 Oct 2010 14:14:27 -0000
Received: from ([])
 by ([])
 with ESMTP via TCP id 158093424; 20 Oct 2010 14:14:23 -0000
Received: from [] ([]
    by (envelope-from )
    (ecelerity r(34222M)) with ESMTP
    id 55/A1-25964-A29FEBC4; Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:14:02 -0700
Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Early=20Bird=20Rate=20Ends=20November=2019=20for=20Premier=20Security=20Conference?=
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:14:02 -0700
X-Delivery: Custom 12345965
Message-Id: <>
MIME-Version: 1.0

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