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22 Sep 2011

Symantec, Responsys, and spam: perfect partners? Email

I was most displeased to find the message below in my spam folder today. It was sent by Responsys on behalf of Symantec. I know it is real because it has a valid DKIM signature from

The address they sent it to is one that was scraped off a resume of mine a long time ago, and is now being sold by mainstream spam list brokers like InfoUSA. It appears only in spam lists; I believe that a fair number of ESPs are aware of it as a flag for dirty customer lists.

Needless to say, I am not a physician, nor do I have any but academic interest in HIPAA compliance. I suppose there's a certain irony in Symantec sending the very kind of junk that their MessageLabs subidiary filters out, but what in the world were they thinking?

Note: If you're from Responsys or Symantec, feel free to drop me a note if you need help improving your Worst Practices.

From: "Symantec Corporation" <>
Reply-To: "Symantec Corporation" <>
Subject: Webcast: First-of-its-Kind Security Risk Assessment Tool Helps Physicians Qualify for EHR Incentives
To: [an address I never gave them]
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