From: Prospectlist email@example.com
Date: 20 March 2014 10:00
Subject: Here's the Deal!
Signed by: ctml2.com
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ProspectList claim to be compliant with DMA guidelines, but I certainly never opted-in to this crap. However the DMA is a prime example of why self-regulation fails.. it is run by the direct marketers themselves and in my opinion their regulations don't go far enough to protect people from this sort of unsolicited bulk email.
I've never heard of ProspectList or the Cardwell Group, and they would probably argue that everything they are doing is legal and above board yadayada. I certainly won't be sending any business their way though.
The domain in use for the spam is email.prospectlist.co.uk which forwards to prospectlist.com.
Let's have a look at the WHOIS details to see who exactly is responsible for this domain:
Registrant Name: Ian Merriman
Registrant Organization: Cardwell Intelligence Limited
Registrant Street: Cardwell House, Hook Norton Road
Registrant City: Chipping Norton
Registrant Postal Code: OX7 5SB
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.8451306634
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The site is hosted on 220.127.116.11 (Heart Internet, UK). The email is sent through mail132.sgml3.com (18.104.22.168).