Spammer is not at OpenMindMedia.com
An advertising spammer has been using our domain as his return address. The spam is not coming from us, it is being faked that way by the spammer -- a fact you can verify by viewing the header of the email itself, which reveals the source of the email. The spam is also not related to or connected with our company, which you can verify by checking the company names.
To place complaints to the offending parties, email both 1. the website that has hired the spammer, and 2. the spammer's internet provider.
1. To find the website that has hired the spammer:
Look for the clickable link in the email that leads to the product being advertised. When you find the URL of that site, you can look up their company's contact information by using a handy form at Network-Tools.com.
For instance, an advertisement mailed on October 10, 2003 contained the following:
We've become one of the most popular Generic sites... (etc) Click Here
The "click here" link leads to http//best-great-savings.com
On their site, the Contact Us page provides an email address of email@example.com
You can also take their URL and go to Network Tools and input it for a search, which brings the results below. To place an additional complaint, you can then contact the Administrative Contact for the company.
To find the spammer who sent you the email, and determine his internet
Set your email program to show "full headers". In the header, look for the "received from" information. This is the person who sent the email. Here are some examples from emails there were sent on October 10, 2003 (which ISPs then bounced back to our inbox by mistake). As you can see, videotron.ca is providing email access to the spammer. You can place a complaint to them by searching their contact information via Network-Tools.com:
Received: from TRIGGER (modemcable058.169-200-24.mtl.mc.videotron.ca [126.96.36.199])