MySpace Sending Spam?

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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 ?

Return-path: < noreply@newsletter.myspace.com >
Envelope-to: < my own email hidden for security reasons >
Delivery-date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:52:50 +0200
Received: from seopedia by titanium.etp.ro with local-bsmtp (Exim 4.63)
(envelope-from < noreply@newsletter.myspace.com >)
id 1HHypi-0007mb-GH
for < my own email hidden for security reasons >; Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:52:49 +0200
Received: from [] (helo=vmta09.myspace.com)
by titanium.etp.ro with esmtp (Exim 4.63)
(envelope-from < noreply@newsletter.myspace.com >)
id 1HHypg-0007kz-9f
for bliggy[at]bliggs.com; Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:52:45 +0200
X-VirtualServerGroup: Default
X-Destination-ID: bliggy[at]bliggs.com
X-MailingID: 1034813440::20070212::1234::0000::10847793::10847793
X-SMFBL: YmxpZ2d5QGJsaWdncy5jb20=
X-Mailer: StrongMail Enterprise 3.2.1(3.00.215)
Received: from localhost
by vmta09.myspace.com (StrongMail Enterprise 3.2.1(3.00.215)); Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:52:39 -0800
X-SMHeaderMap: mid="X-MailingID"
Content-Location: newsletter.html
Reply-To: noreply@newsletter.myspace.com
Message-ID: < 1034813440.10847793@newsletter.myspace.com >
Subject: MySpace Member Newsletter
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:52:39 -0800
To: bliggy[at]bliggs.com
From: "MySpace Newsletter" < noreply@newsletter.myspace.com >
X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.5.441 [268.18.0/689]
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=======AVGMAIL-45D570F52867======="

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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 about 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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