spam from ACD Systems (ACDSee)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jcdill, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. jcdill

    jcdill Guest

    I just received spam from ACD Systems - the ACDSee "newsletter". Under
    normal circumstances I'd think perhaps I'd subscribed at some point
    when downloading a trial version, but I received *2* copies of the
    spam, and the imbedded email addresses were for invalid (never existed,
    certainly NEVER confirmed to subscribe to any lists) users at a domain
    I manage (presently we accept all email for the domain, then deliver
    email to appropriate mailboxes and heavily filter the remaining email -
    occasionally there is desired but misaddressed email that comes thru
    and then gets redirected to the recipient).

    There is no way that these invalid addresses subscribed for a
    newsletter.

    ACDSee is now OFF the list of software products I recommend.

    jc
     
    jcdill, Mar 23, 2005
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    Peter Resch Guest

    ACDSee lost my business over this. I liked their ACDSee version 4 that I had and
    was considering upgrading but when I was confronted with an almost daily barrage of
    spam from them nagging me to upgrade I decided against it.
    Their loss not mine and many others I suspect.

    Peter
     
    Peter Resch, Mar 23, 2005
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    Andy Turner Guest

    If I were selling a product whose main competitor was ACDSee, it
    wouldn't be the worst idea to start pushing crappy spam out for ACDSee
    if it results in..

    ....that happening.



    andyt
     
    Andy Turner, Mar 24, 2005
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    jcdill Guest


    The newsletter emails have an "opt out" link with the "suscribed"
    address imbedded in it. The link is for a page on the ACD sytems site
    (not a forged site designed to look "like" the ACD Systems site, as is
    common with eBay and PayPal phishing emails) AND when you use that
    linke it DOES unsubscribe the invalid user's address, which means that
    the address WAS on ACDSee's list. This isn't a joe-job spam, it's
    ACDSee adding unconfirmed addresses (either addresses added by someone
    else when they downloaded the software, or addresses scraped and added
    to the mailing list) to their list and then spamming those addresses
    until someone "opts out".

    jc
     
    jcdill, Mar 24, 2005
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