Grouply Spam

Grouply fans have been claiming that spam sent by grouply.com through its “Invite Friends” and “Invite Groups” (messages sent by grouply.com to Yahoo! Groups posting addresses) are not really sent by Grouply, but by the Grouply subscriber who chooses to use Grouply’s “Invite” feature.

Those spam messages ARE FROM GROUPLY.COM.  The message is generated and sent by grouply.com by a Postfix routine on their server, with their own IP address as the sole originating source shown in the Internet tracking headers in the message.  The Grouply user’s IP address is not present at all in the headers.  It comes from grouply.com, a commercial entity sending unsolicited commercial email.

According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s definition of spam (“unsolicited commercial email”) the grouply.com “Invite Group” message is spam.
http://www.ftc.gov/spam/

Spam should be forwarded, with full headers displayed, to the FTC at:
spam@uce.gov
Recipients of spam originating at grouply.com can also file a complaint to the web host of grouply.com:

Bay Area Internet Solutions
http://corp.bayarea.net/

Phone: 408-545-0500
Toll Free: 800-495-0092
Email: noc@bayarea.net
or:
comments@bayarea.net
feedback@bayarea.net
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February 18, 2008

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