The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Is Going into Full Effect – Are You Ready?

Connection Cafe

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014 and is applicable to anyone who sends commercial electronic messages. In fact, the 2016 Luminate Benchmark Report shows that one year after CASL, Canadian nonprofits saw benefits from more rigor around email best practices in the form of 15% organic email growth and industry-leading performance for the percent of email contacts who donate.

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Lame spam roundup

Robert Weiner

Here's a random selection of strange and/or lame spams I've received recently. This one may not be spam, but I'm not going to click and find out. Contact Person : Mr.Han Liang - Mobile phone : 0086-(0)13063813025. Yes, the hyperlink was the first line of the spam, and points where it says it does. 1: I got several of these. Unfortunately, no umbrellas were included. Sender: LinkedIn Connections [connections@linkedin.com]. Subject: RE: CELSA - Copies of Policies.

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Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database. I recognize so many snippets that have appeared in my spam folder over the years. { {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It Where|Exactly where} are your contact details though?| Does your {site|website|blog} have a contact page?

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Lame spam of the day: HELLO

Robert Weiner

So much lame spam, so little time to blog about it. Text: BUSINESS FOR YOU, CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL: sydneywalter58@yahoo.com. Here's today's example. No graphics, all caps, the From address doesn't match the "write me at" address. Does it get any lamer? Sender: Tesfaye, Fanuel (f.tesfaye@unesco.org). Subject: HELLO.

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Lame spams of the day: Proposal Attached

Robert Weiner

A bunch of these have accumulated in my spam folder. I am contacting you regarding promotional items for your company. No logo, no formatting, no attempt to look like they come from a business I'd be familiar with. They look like they actually came from gmx.com so maybe they're merely annoying rather than malicious. Senders: Thomas Mainer (Noreply.TM2012@gmx.com). Steve Gainer (Noreply.SG2012@g2gm.com). Janet Battaglia (Noreply.JB@g2gm.com). Betsy Albright (noreply2012@gmx.com).

Lame Spam of the Day: Poker Associates

Robert Weiner

This spam is typical of "you've won the lottery" scams. Scam SpamI'm mostly tickled by the sender's name. Would you bet on Poker Associates? There's no link or attachment, so one would have to reply to test@xiaoyinmu.com -- wouldn't that cause some concerns? Sender: POKER ASSOCIATES (test@xiaoyinmu.com). Subject: RE:THIS IS FOR YOUR ATTENTION. Text: POKER ASSOCIATES. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW & NOTARY PUBLIC. VIA MAISTRA 5. 7500 ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND. CANTON: GRAUBUNDEN.

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Lame spams of the day: another roundup

Robert Weiner

favor with Card Number:8401236451206112,:Contact Mr. Oliver. If we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sender: Contact [customer-notification@ups.com] (also DAISEY_Roark@gmail.com, Katerine Elliot via LinkedIn [member@linkedin.com] ). An almost identical spam with Invoice_P350.htm claimed to come from Safeco: Good day. Malware Scam Spam Viruses

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Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn phishing

Robert Weiner

The recent theft of passwords from LinkedIn prompted me to post these spams masquerading as messages from that firm. We ask you to confirm your email address before sending invitations or requesting contacts at LinkedIn. We ask you to confirm your email address before sending invitations or requesting contacts at LinkedIn. Phishing Scam SpamThe first one made no attempt beyond the Sender name to look like it came from LinkedIn.

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Lame spams of the day: Amazon HDTV shipments

Robert Weiner

If you need any assistance with your order, please visit Merchant Contact Form. Here's a screenshot: SpamI got 3 versions of this today. The most amusing part is that the shipping address is a mail merge field with my email address inserted. I'm sure that will produce some funny results for people with more creative email addresses. I don't see any posts about what the links do and don't intend to find out. Senders: Charlene Marshall (fountibf0@eurobiobiz.com).

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Missing the Mark: Why Legitimate Emails Head Right for the Spam Folder

Byte Technology

Upon further examination the recipient discovers it got automatically dropped into their spam folder. Ironically, the main culprit diverting legit emails into spam folders are the very tools—spam filters—we rely on to keep ourselves from being bombarded by annoying offers and fake messages that often contain viruses and malware designed to infect our computers and, in serious cases, steal personal information.

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Lame spams of the day: messages from key.com

Robert Weiner

I received seven copies of two versions of this spam. If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions about Key's e-mail encryption service, please contact technical support at 888.764.6802. Malware SpamPlain text, no formatting, no logos. This site lists them as malware delivery devices but doesn't elaborate on the threat. Here they are: Senders : Georgina_Stevens@key.com. Gavin_Deal@key.com.

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Lame spam of the day: Same Day Transfer sent successfully

Robert Weiner

Plain text, no logo, and the From address is obviously not from the Federal Reserve (plus, why would the Federal Reserve Bank be contacting me about anything?). If there is a problem with executing your request we will contact you both by email and on the Manage menu item. Malware SpamI got 7 emails today claiming to come from the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Lame spams of the day: so many ebills

Robert Weiner

If you have any questions about your bill, please contact Verizon Wireless directly. Here's a sample: Malware SpamI got two dozen of these this morning, which may be some kind of record. This site says they're malware delivery devices, so do not click on them! A few of the senders: alets-no-reply@customercenter.citibank.com. alets-no-reply@serviceemail6.citibank.com. alets-no-reply@citibank.com. citibankonline@customercenter.citibank.com. citibankonline@customercenter.citibank.com.

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Lame spam of the day: Meeting invitation from George Adoo

Robert Weiner

This spam arrived in the form of a meeting invitation. My Outlook spam filter (SpamBayes) doesn''t seem to look at meeting invitations, and it also slipped past the SpamAssassin filter on my mail server. Dear: Dear: Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you I got your contact and choosed you by faith as a Christian,I must not hesitate to confide in you for this legal, truthful and Godly relationship. Scam Spam

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Lame spams of the day: 123Greetings

Robert Weiner

If you have any other problem please contact us by clicking on the following link: [link]. Malware Scam SpamSupposed friends have been sending me lots of electronic greeting cards lately -- a dozen in the past few days. Of course, the person mentioned in the cards is a stranger. The From address has been ecards@123greetings.com. The subjects have been: Your friend sent you an e-card. New e-card for you. An E-card from your friend. You have received an e-card.

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Lame spam of the day: Who Is She To You?

Robert Weiner

This type of phishing spam is seldom worth a glance, but I was drawn in by the subject line and the random capitalization. Full name; Full residential contact address; Direct telephone number; Age and current occupation; Copy of your identification if available. Phishing SpamAn interesting twist in the story is that brunext.com appears to be a real company. Brunext.net looks like an exact duplicate of that site. Sender: Malcox Jason [brunext@brunext.net].

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Lame spams of the day: assorted LinkedIn ploys

Robert Weiner

Lots of spam is coming from fake LinkedIn accounts these days. If you're having difficulty redeeming a coupon code, please contact the seller first to see if they have discontinued use of that code in their shop. Instantly contact your bank. I think favorite lame LinkedIn spam was the one that said it came from LinkedIn Connections [connections@linkedin.com], provided a tracking number, and was formatted like a UPS delivery notification.

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Lame spam of the day: CitiBank Account Alert

Robert Weiner

But the really lame part is that the links at the end (Contact Customer Service, View Our Privacy Statement, Add Us to Your Address Book) point to americanexpress.com. Contact Customer Service (link leads to [link]. Using the spam/junk mail function may not block servicing messages from being sent to your email account. Here's what it looks like: Phishing Scam SpamThis type of phishing scam is common as dirt, but this example is particularly lame.

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Lame Spam of the Day: willing to invest.

Robert Weiner

I'm charmed by the tortured grammar in this spam. For further details please contact me directly for more information I. But would it have been too hard to at least make the sending email address (@gmail) match the reply-to address (@yahoo)? Sender: Robert Grant (robertgrantinvest3@gmail.com). Subject: willing to invest. Text: Top of the day to you. In lieu to the economic social statutory meltdown,which led to the.

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Lame spams of the day: More people sending me money

Robert Weiner

If you have any questions regarding this settlement report, please contact us by Secure Mail or you can call Customer Support at 1-877-447-3938. Manage Contacts from the General section. To edit a contact, click the. Edit link next to the contact that you would like to edit. scam here in UK, You are therefore advised to contact our Executive. Fraud Scam SpamEven more people want to send me money.

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Lame spam of the day: FDIC: About your business account

Robert Weiner

Contact Us. Scam Spam scamI got three flavors of this one today. The FDIC wrote about it , but doesn't say what happens if you click the link. I hope no one (except maybe a trained professional) tries to find out. Version 1: Sender: ::Federal Insurance Company:: (acclimatizingn271@fdic.gov). Subject: FDIC: About your business account. Text: Dear Business Owner, We have important news regarding your financial institution. Please click here to find further details.

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Lame spam of the day: Money from Homeland Security

Robert Weiner

dollars only in our custody which was deposited here by United bank of Africa (UBA),which information has it that it belongs to you all necessary information to contact you has been abortive because some official in our department want to transfer the fund into their private account. Phishing Scam SpamHomeland Security wants to send me money (right after they learn to write English).

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Lame spam of the day: U.N. natural disaster victim payment

Robert Weiner

This spam is both lame (no graphic, no attempt to make the senders address look legit, mangled English) and odious -- preying on disaster victims (one can hope they're just preying on greedy idiots who will pretend to be disaster victims). On this regards, do not hesitate to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new development. Scam Spam

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

EveryAction

Your List is Reaching Thousands of Contacts. Yet, there's also an inverse relationship between the size of a list and your knowledge of its contacts. You're Getting Hit With Spam Complaints or Bounces. When subscribers mark your emails as spam, immediately delete your emails without reading them, or stop checking their inboxes all together, email service providers flag your emails. You're Struggling to Engage Contacts.

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Lame spams of the day: everyone wants to send me money

Robert Weiner

Here are some of the "loan offers" that have landed in my spam folder. CONTACT with amount, duration, tel. IF YES, CONTACT US NOW. if yes contact us. None have attachments, links, or graphics. One used a blue font, the others were plain old black Courier. The subject lines were blank in every case. The senders included: kelly loan offer (web.office20026045@att.net). Alreford Ltd (web.0123345667785@att.net). LOAN OFFER APPLY (web.office_10.5088@att.net).

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Lame spam of the day: Gaddafi’s money

Robert Weiner

With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. Scam SpamI loved the movie Three Kings , so I got a kick out of being asked to help smuggle Gaddafi's money out of Libya. Sender: SGT CHRIS BRAND (chrisbrrand@yahoo.com.ph). Subject: WAITING FOR YOU RESPONSE. Text: Helllo, My name is Sgt.

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Lame spam of the day: Notice from WesternUnion) : Account Deactivate.

Robert Weiner

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US. Scam Spam scamThis one is kind of funny. First, there's what looks like a reversed smiley face in the subject (maybe it was supposed to be a copyright symbol). Then there's the tortured grammar in the first sentence. The friendly footer looks like it might be from a real Western Union message, inviting me to send comments.

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Lame spam of the day: Traffic ticket N88790

Robert Weiner

The From address doesn't even try to look real, the message was written poorly, and there are no graphics, contact info, or links to a web site. Scam SpamOK, this one's novel. It claims to be a notification from a red-light camera. Even though I've never been in (or heard of) this city, it's tempting to make sure I'm not the victim of a bureaucratic mistake. But I was able to resist because of the lameness of the message.

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Lame Spam of the Day: Loan Offer from Kiva

Robert Weiner

of beating your self up, contact Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company now, Loan. Phishing Scam Spam scamI guess Kiva has attained sufficient mindshare to become a phishing tool. I hadn't realized that $5,000 to $100,000 constituted a micro-loan. Sender: Kiva Micro Financial Loan Company <kiva@yahoo.com> Subject: APPLY FOR YOUR LOAN AS LOW AS 0.2%. Message: Goodday,We Offer Private, Commercial and Personal Loans with very Minimal. annual Interest Rates as Low as 0.2%

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Lame spam of the day: You are highly needed

Robert Weiner

I got your contact from your Email domain, apart from being surprise you may be skeptical to reply me because based on what is happening on the internet world, one has to be very careful because a lot of scammers are out there to scam innocent citizens and this has made it very difficult for people to believe anything that comes through the internet but this is a different case. Scam Spam

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Lame spam of the day: They want me to donate $50 million?

Robert Weiner

I got your contact while making inquiry for reliable person that will stand for God for charitable organization and change children’s lives in any part of the word, the reason behind this missionary work is based on the fact that my husband and my four children died in the plane crash on the 7th, of September 1998. Usually this type of come-on is offering me free money, but this one seems to want me to give them $50 million. Or maybe they're going to give me the money and I'm to regift it.

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Lame spam of the day: quite every unfruitful dealing

Robert Weiner

I got information yesterday afternoon that these unscrupulous people who claimed to be contacting you from any of the above mentioned bank were junior officers who knew about your fund, using it has an avenue to extort money from you claiming to be in charge of your money which was never in the possession. Scam Spam scamThis one must have been run through language translation software. The English is delightfully warped. Sender: PROF. LAMIDO SANUSI (info@paksteel.com.pk).

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Lame spam of the day: FBI and Nigeria still want to send me money

Robert Weiner

contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Henry Ben) via e-mail. below to find appropriate contact information: CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr. Henry Ben. You will be required to e-mail him with the following information: FULL NAME: ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER: OCCUPATION: You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram. Phishing Scam Spam

Lame spam of the day: Wrong transaction from your credit card in The Palmer House Hilton

Robert Weiner

What's the chance that this spam will hit someone who actually stayed at the hotel recently? For the return of funds please contact your bank and fill information in the attached form. Scam SpamWell, first, I didn't stay at the Palmer House Hilton. Or do they think people will be curious enough to open an attachment on a misdirected, poorly written email? Click here for info on varations on this theme. Full text: Sender: Reservation Departament (support@resnetworld.com).

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Also worth considering: your software should provide easily-browsed and highly-sortable donation history for each contact. The ability to sort major donor reports by score helps your development team refine and prioritize its outreach strategy, allowing for an even more personal touch with these important contacts.

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Lame spam of the day: Your Tax Payment ID [various #s] is failed.

Robert Weiner

your company payment in transaction contacts section: [link] (The URL pointed to [link] in one version, to [link] in another). Please, check the information to get details about your company payment in transaction contacts section: attach name = report.18653.pdf. Scam Spam scamI got four of these today. No graphics, butchered syntax. Several mentions that you can call the EFTPS for help, but no phone number. Do people really fall for these things?

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The CAN-SPAM Act and You

Idealware

The “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act,” or the CAN-SPAM Act, has been in place since January 2004, but many organizations still aren’t clear on what it means for them. Whether the law affects your organization or not, the regulations outlined in the CAN-SPAM act can act as a good guideline for making sure your emails look professional, and that you are being courteous to your subscribers.

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Lame spam of the day: FBI & Nigerian Govt want to send me money

Robert Weiner

Subject: Contact Mr. Terence McCulley ASAP. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire by 30th of July 2011 you will only need to pay $135 instead of $420 saving you $285 So if you pay before 30th of July 2011 you save $285 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Phishing Scam Spam

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Lame spam of the day: why can’t you deal with the bank?

Robert Weiner

direct Contact Information and I can direct you to the proper office/Bank. Scam Spam scamThis one is kind of charming: Sender : Samuel (samuelagbala8@xnmsn.cn). Subject: PAYMENT. Dear Friend, Good day. I have some information for you about your unpaid fund, the people you are. dealing with is not the original bank, why can't you deal with the bank. instead of sending money to people to help you get your fund, I have their.

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Spam 2.0 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? » Spam 2.0 While spam used to be confined to the world of email, spammers have recently branched out to new frontiers: blogs, social networks, and search engines. On the Beaconfire Wire, we use Akismet as our spam capturing tool. How do we prevent blog spam?

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

Tip: Before analyzing and building your audience segments, take steps to “prune” your email list of all disengaged contacts, like anyone who hasn't opened or clicked through a message in six months. can help you determine who should stay and who should go, keep your fundraising emails out of spam folders , and provide a clearer picture of your audiences.

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SPAM and the not-for-profit

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Until 1/1/2004, the rules against spam were governed by a host of state regulations. The federal law is known as the CAN-SPAM Act. The Act met with general disapproval from the grass-roots movement trying to ban unsolicted marketing emails, who called it the You-CAN-SPAM act. Here's an example of how the anti-Spam movement saw the act. Lynn Mitchell points out in fact that you can use the the opt-out opportunity as a valuable marketing contact.

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Watch Your Spam Words | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? Not really… yet » Watch Your Spam Words Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 at 9:40 am by Tim (35 posts) Most of our clients are engaging their audiences with some sort of regular email communications. Email for sale Spam 2.0

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