Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe requests

Hat33
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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Hat33 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:56 am

I really doubt it's the Trump campaign doing this.


Anyway, can't you just block the email?

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Site-rater » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:18 am

<quote user="hat33">
I really doubt it's the Trump campaign doing this.


Anyway, can't you just block the email?
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No, they are real; they redirect to an official Trump campaign website.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by alphacentauri » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:33 am

It's likely it is from him. He never denied sending requests for donations to foreign government email addresses, which is highly illegal. His campaign has no idea what they're doing.

But the linked URL is meaningless. You have to look at the originating IP in the headers. You may not be able to find out what they are if you use Outlook.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Site-rater » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:20 pm

As pointed out by A440, according to the headers of both e-mails they were originated from bluehornet.com which currently has a Yellow rating.
I use Thunderbird, and the pastebin links contain the raw messages with full headers, edited only to replace my name and E-mail address.
There appears to be complaints over at hxxps://www.quora.com/Is-the-Donald-Trump-campaign-sending-unsolicited-e-mail-SPAM too. I suppose if I were a Quora member I could have submitted my findings to the thread.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Ivan Blue » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:57 pm

Trump recently received endorsement from a man known as ' Mr Brexit ' aka Nigel Farage. God knows what they are planning behind closed doors.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Hat33 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:40 am

<quote user="ivan blue">
Trump recently received endorsement from a man known as ' Mr Brexit ' aka Nigel Farage. God knows what they are planning behind closed doors.
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"Mr Brexit" saved British democracy.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Javelina » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:35 am

<quote user="hat33">
I really doubt it's the Trump campaign doing this.


Anyway, can't you just block the email?
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I am willingly on the Trump campaign mailing list. I receive emails from
hxxps://www.donaldjtrump.com/
NOT
hxxps://trump2016.com.
I did notice that the donaldjtrump website uses Cloudflare for its SSL.

I think the difference between the two websites is that donaldjtrump is actually the website for the Trump for President campaign itself, whereas the trump2016 website is for a political action committee run by the Republican National Committee. The address for the donaldjtrump website, where you can mail checks if you want, is Trump Tower in New York City. The address for the trump2016 is a street address in Washington D.C.

I compared the unsubscribe link on the donaldjtrump website with the one for trump2016 that was mentioned earlier in this thread. They are very different. The donaldjtrump website opt-out/unsubscribe takes you to a well-known third-party provider for mailing lists. The trump2016 website takes you here: hxxp://email.vervemail.com/p/oJxwbyr1NJ

Also, the donaldjtrump website's third-party provider gives you the option of clicking on a button that says, "Report Donald J. Trump as a spammer". You could do that, I suppose, if it is available as an option on the trump2016 website.

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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Site-rater » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:57 pm

Wow, looks like donate.donaldjtrump.com got caught by Spamhaus, and their CloudFlare IPs listed:
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311277
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311278
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311279
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311280
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311281

<quote user="spamhaus.org/sbl/query/sbl311277">
Spamhaus naturally takes no position in the US election. We do take a position against spam in all circumstances. This includes hiring others to spam for you. This includes political and not-for-profit organizations who are spamming for a cause rather than to advertise a product.
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RE: Donald Trump spam - never opted in, ignoring unsubscribe req

Post by Hat33 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:51 am

<quote user="site-rater">
Wow, looks like donate.donaldjtrump.com got caught by Spamhaus, and their CloudFlare IPs listed:
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311277
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311278
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311279
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311280
https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/query/SBL311281
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Not much in the way of evidence but it is a possibility. The campaign seems to be run on a shoestring budget (at least in comparison to the Hillary campaign).

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