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Spam sent via our RSS feed email address

Do podcasts mean you get more spam? We wrote an article about the legality of spam - unwanted commercial email - sent to RSS feeds. And then we thought... since we generate our RSS feeds ourselves, we thought we’d produce a method to algorithmically generate email addresses in it, catch people sending us messages to those email addresses, and automatically analyse it for who sent it, who scraped our RSS feed, what they’re doing with it.

Below is data on the latest emails we’ve had. At no point have we requested to be added to any mailing lists using the emails we use in our RSS feeds, and those email addresses are algorithmically generated, so everyone below is sending us unsolicited commercial mail.

All time top of the spammers

Since we turned on our spamtrap in May 2022, we have had the following number of emails:

bktrksmail.com: 216
onpodium.co: 4
goodpods.com: 4
onpodium.website: 4
on-podium.com: 3
joinwisdomapp.com: 2
podvine.com: 1
gmail.com: 1

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From: Podvine <no-reply@podvine.com>
Sent: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:49:19 +0000 (UTC)
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 34.85.235.161
Scraped on: Sun, 3 Jul 2022

We don’t yet know the user agent used for this RSS scrape. We should know in the next 24 hours.

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Re: Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@on-podium.com>
Sent: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 18:39:11 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Fri, 27 May 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

Oh, this is a new one. Pulling from RSS logs...

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Re: Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@on-podium.com>
Sent: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:49:18 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Fri, 27 May 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Re: Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@onpodium.co>
Sent: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 02:50:29 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@on-podium.com>
Sent: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:48:41 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Fri, 27 May 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Your podcast has made the Goodpods Top 100 Charts!

From: Goodpods <hello@goodpods.com>
Sent: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:20:42 +0000 (UTC)
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 104.197.18.91
Scraped on: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP 74642932]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Goodpods/2.232

List-unsubscribe header: yes
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Re: Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@onpodium.co>
Sent: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:43:26 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Re: Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@onpodium.co>
Sent: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:43:26 +0000
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Podnews podcasting news On Podium!

From: Gintaras Vaitkus <gintaras@onpodium.co>
Sent: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:31:30 +0000
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 13.73.244.225
Scraped on: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP ed3653a4]

User agent used to scrape RSS: -
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Amazon Music

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


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From: Jam Podmachine <jlbautista.podmachine@gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:45:00 +0800
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 3.239.55.234
Scraped on: Sun, 1 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 9938bf3c]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Ruby

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 5 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Explore these podcasts trending in the News Charts!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:55:34 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 52.55.165.133
Scraped on: Fri, 6 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 7b493ce8]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Here are the podcasts trending in News this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:53:52 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 100.26.139.1
Scraped on: Mon, 16 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 571611f6]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Here are the podcasts trending in News this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:46:53 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
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Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 18.207.192.243
Scraped on: Mon, 9 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 66423c3a]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Explore these podcasts trending in the Technology Charts!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:35:20 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <managingEditor> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 54.172.30.165
Scraped on: Mon, 6 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP e13082f8]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the Technology Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:35:20 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <managingEditor> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 54.87.227.138
Scraped on: Sat, 4 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP cccb8c79]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Explore these podcasts trending in the Technology Charts!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:35:19 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 54.172.30.165
Scraped on: Mon, 6 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP e13082f8]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the Technology Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:35:19 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 54.87.227.138
Scraped on: Sat, 4 Jun 2022 [look for hashed IP cccb8c79]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the Business Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:33:57 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <managingEditor> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 34.229.115.46
Scraped on: Mon, 30 May 2022 [look for hashed IP c4049a03]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Explore these podcasts trending in the Business Charts!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:34:01 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 3.88.235.40
Scraped on: Wed, 25 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 46388a15]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Here are the podcasts trending in Business this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:33:56 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 34.229.115.46
Scraped on: Mon, 30 May 2022 [look for hashed IP c4049a03]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Explore these podcasts trending in the Technology Charts!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:32:44 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 34.229.115.46
Scraped on: Mon, 30 May 2022 [look for hashed IP c4049a03]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


Here are the podcasts trending in Technology this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:32:46 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <managingEditor> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 3.88.235.40
Scraped on: Wed, 25 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 46388a15]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the Technology Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:32:46 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 3.88.235.40
Scraped on: Wed, 25 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 46388a15]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the News Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:31:02 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <managingEditor> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 3.88.235.40
Scraped on: Wed, 25 May 2022 [look for hashed IP 46388a15]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.


See what's popular in the News Podcast Charts this week!

From: Backtracks <no-reply@bktrksmail.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:31:02 +0000
Sent by: Mailgun
Show contents

Source of email: the <itunes:owner> <itunes:email> RSS tag
RSS scraped by IP: 34.229.115.46
Scraped on: Mon, 30 May 2022 [look for hashed IP c4049a03]

User agent used to scrape RSS: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_2) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.95 Safari/537.36
This useragent is apparently a MacBook from December 2016
From the user agent and URL, we think this is: Backtracks

List-unsubscribe header: no
Unsubscribe link in mail: yes

Physical postal address in mail: none detected
A message without any method of opting out may be illegal under point 4 of the CAN-SPAM Act.

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