Tuesday, March 08, 2011

MP3Waxx - Master Spammers - I have no choice but to be impressed

For months now, I've been getting mail with the headers like:

From:      MP3Waxx / Ciara / The Dream 
Reply-To:  info2@musiknewreleases.com
To:        info2@musiknewreleases.com
Date    Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM
Subject:   Ciara ft. The Dream | Lover's Thing | MP3Waxx - Submit your music & visit our website
Mailed-By: musiknewreleases.com

And body text like:

:Silver Package:
Includes 1 Email Blast sending your music and music video out to 843,000 contacts & 65,000 DJs

Even the unsubscribe page is sketchy: it asks me to enter in my e-mail address (which of course, they should already know) along with "any additional email addresses you would like unsubscribed" (read: please, please, please tell us other e-mails we can SPAM).

And dutifully for the last few months, every time I get one I mark it as SPAM in Gmail. And yet, they continue to come in.

Part of me is a bit ticked off: how can Google not see this as SPAM? Heck, I'm telling it over and over again that this ridiculous offer that isn't even addressed to me is junk. Yet, I'm ignored.

But really, I feel like I have no other choice but to be impressed. The team behind MP3Waxx are true masters of SPAM delivery. I develop a web app, and have problems getting the e-mail confirmation message pass the spam filter and these guys can regularly deliver total crap to me.

Wow. If I ever need to get a message out over e-mail, I'm looking these guys up.

Update: Just got e-mail from the MP3Waxx telling me that that contact.ben.simon@gmail.com had been unsubscribed, and offering to unsubscribe me from other e-mails. That was nice of them.


  1. So it's totally fake? No truth behind it just a Internet scam to take your thousands of dollars?

  2. Anonymous1:58 PM

    I've unsubscribed from them countless times for YEARS now and I still get daily e-mails. Drives me crazy. No idea how to get off thier list.

  3. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Most of the major labels and dj pools regularly spend money with them for radio placement and industry connections. Doing huge email blasts so cheap, if it didn't work, I doubt they'd still be in business.