Myspace sending SPAM e-mails

 
February 20th, 2007 - Filed under E-mails,Social Media by Cristian Mezei
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I lived to see this day come to bear .. Myspace sending SPAM “member” emails, to an email address, that doesn’t exist (bliggy[at]bliggs.com), on one of my domains.

All the headers are legit, and the “member” email is sent to a “confirmed email”. Go figure guys.

Where is the world going, if the #5 most visited website in the world, according to Alexa, is sending uncontrolled spam emails to thousands of inexistent emails ?

Headers

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Myspace SPAM Email

Myspace’s Privacy Policy

Let’s have a look at the policy:

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members

MySpace members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. MySpace.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations MySpace.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from MySpace.com may contact MySpace.com to request the removal of their information from our database.

MySpace members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal MySpace address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
You may prevent MySpace.com email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject “BLOCK” to privacy@myspace.com Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.

Ok that, I understand, but where does it state, that a non-existent email (and one that NEVER existed before), will receive a “member email” ?

Myspace should really think the situation thoroughly … A single lawsuit could barely hurt them, but a mass lawsuit (class action) organized by the right people, can really make a difference. A very big negative difference.

Please let me say this again: I can’t believe that Myspace is sending SPAM, as “member emails”, to totally random and inexistent (note: as well as unconfirmed) emails.

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24 Comments so far

Ken Savage said:
February 20th, 2007

and if you notify them I’m sure they’ll just spam you more and more. bastards!

February 20th, 2007

Dugg

cliche said:
February 20th, 2007

I got one too… and I’m damn sure I never signed up/ gave them my email address/ etc., much less gave them permission to email me.

Me said:
February 20th, 2007

Yeah. There is no chance that you got drunk one night and signed up with that email. Never. Never. I know. I know. The big evil corporation is spamming little ole you.

Bliggy said:
February 20th, 2007

You fool. Someone has signed up using that email adress.. simple as. Ha. People these days.. thinking your clever.

Joe Schmo said:
February 20th, 2007

Gimme a break, who on earth is going to join a class action lawsuit against myspace for sending spam. Do like the rest of us AND JUST DELETE IT.

Folsom said:
February 20th, 2007

A place like myspace sending spam? Say it isn’t so! Do you actually trust a place like myspace or the people that post there?

L'n said:
February 20th, 2007

Friendster and hi5 do that regularly though. Anyone still got that list of hacked myspace accounts? LOL

February 20th, 2007

Joe, you will be amazed how many people will want to join.

Bliggy, that email address has never existed, and I got the email only because I use catch-all’s.

Me, I don’t drink.

chris said:
February 21st, 2007

Dugg as well. Myspace blows. Im a facebook type.

david said:
February 22nd, 2007

I beleive this…myspace was owned by intermix, which was being sued by news corp for spam. intermix is a media company. then suddenly news copr purchases myspace and it also drops the lawsuit. i started my own social site to actauly know whats going on becuase news copr just plays games with its member…to them its about filling their pockets

david said:
February 22nd, 2007

O…forgot to mention my site….Famuse.com, actualy myspace likes to Filter my domain out of their messages…Hmmm I guess they are scared!

March 7th, 2007

Then it’s no wonder that WeBlog.ro just sent me a spam email :/

Here is the image that proves WeBlog.ro spamming.

guru said:
March 16th, 2007

Damn! Myspace just spammed my email.

March 17th, 2007

I can’t believe it. MySpace seems to be a trusted party. And I have never received such email ever from them.
I think you should contact them regarding this matter. And ask them why have I received spam.

btw, it is possible, that someone else subscribed using your email address.

I remember a person using my non-existent email address on many websites. Maybe a spam bot.

Craig said:
August 2nd, 2007

Myspace is not sending spam it is the users creating accounts and doing it. I dont myspace anyway.

Joe said:
October 10th, 2007

hey does anyone know how to send a comment to everyone on their friends list? it would be deeply appreciated

Joel Chue said:
February 4th, 2008

Currently, I haven’t received any spam from Myspace. Maybe you need to check with the admin there.

May 20th, 2008

I also did not got any spam from MySpace… but if there is it is definitely from the users.

jonathan said:
May 30th, 2008

I received activation email from myspace and a message from a current member. Went directly to myspace and confirmed that account was activated somehow. I don’t think my email password was stolen but who knows.

sylvan said:
June 10th, 2008

I have been victim to the whole spam thing myself. I have an account and I have gotten friend requests and messages from frauds advertising cpa offers and other crap.

daun1919 said:
June 30th, 2008

I don’t know this thing is happening…. But why exactly myspace wants to do that….

JeffMatos said:
July 30th, 2008

Check out who MySpace is using to deliver these SPAM emails in the X-Mailer: StrongMail Enterprise 3.2.1(3.00.215)

StrongMail is supposed to be fighting SPAM but here they are arming MySpace to deliver illegitimate mail out on the wire.

I guess StrongMail is looking to make the quick buck rather than actually try and fight the rising problem of SPAM in the industry. http://www.strongmail.com Go to their website and hear them preach about fighting SPAM. Drop them a line and let them know thanks for allowing more crap email into our personal mail folders every day.

What a scam these 2 companies are running.

meezwan said:
September 17th, 2008

Technology cannot be trust always although it give us benefit.

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