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Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

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Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

Received an email from excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk and I wondered whether to unsubscibe or just blacklist it - suugestions please
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Return-path: <bounce2@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk>
Envelope-to: me@username.plus.com
Delivery-date: Thu, 13 May 2010 10:14:15 +0100
Received: from [212.159.7.97] (helo=mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net)
 by inmx20.plus.net with esmtp (PlusNet MXCore v2.00) id 1OCUUg-0002sl-TS
 for me@username.plus.com; Thu, 13 May 2010 10:14:15 +0100
Authentication-Results: mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net; dkim=neutral (message not signed) header.i=none
Received-SPF: None identity=pra; client-ip=83.136.125.25;
 receiver=mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net;
 envelope-from="bounce2@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk";
 x-sender="admin@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk";
 x-conformance=sidf_compatible
Received-SPF: None identity=mailfrom; client-ip=83.136.125.25;
 receiver=mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net;
 envelope-from="bounce2@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk";
 x-sender="bounce2@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk";
 x-conformance=sidf_compatible
Received-SPF: None identity=helo; client-ip=83.136.125.25;
 receiver=mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net;
 envelope-from="bounce2@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk";
 x-sender="postmaster@a4mkt001.a4mail.net";
 x-conformance=sidf_compatible
X-SBRS: 2.9
X-IronPort-Anti-Spam-Filtered: true
X-IronPort-Anti-Spam-Result: ArsFALZf60tTiH0ZgWdsb2JhbACBPpAuAnmKXGcVAQEWIiKIKbI+hRIE
X-IronPort-AV: E=McAfee;i="5300,2777,5980"; a="337441884"
X-IronPort-AV: E=Sophos;i="4.53,221,1272841200";
  d="scan'208,217";a="337441884"
Received: from unknown (HELO a4mkt001.a4mail.net) ([83.136.125.25])
 by mx.pcl-ipin01.plus.net with ESMTP; 13 May 2010 10:14:14 +0100
Received: from SL-DESKTOP ([172.20.1.87]) by a4mkt001.a4mail.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
Thu, 13 May 2010 10:14:14 +0100
From: Excalibur Computer Fairs<admin@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk>
To: me@username.plus.com
Message-Id: <20100513101351.299409@excaliburcomputerfairs.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 10:13:51 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Boundary.11111111.11111111"
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 May 2010 09:14:14.0325 (UTC) FILETIME=[A8144E50:01CAF27C]
X-PN-Virus-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v5.00)
X-PN-Spam-Filtered: by PlusNet MXCore (v5.00)
Subject: Computer Goods at Trade Prices
X-SpamFlt-Status: Not Detected
X-KASFlt-Status: Profiles 13658 [May 13 2010]
X-KASFlt-Status: Version: 4.0.6
X-KASFlt-Status: Envelope from:
X-KASFlt-Status: Rate: 0
X-KASFlt-Status: Status: not_detected
X-KASFlt-Status: Method: none

8 REPLIES
ChrisL
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Re: Is this spam or valid

Excalibur Computer Fairs seems like a reputable organisation that's been going in the Midlands for many years (see, eg, http://www.qype.co.uk/place/630689-Excalibur-Computer-Fair-Solihull ).  This doesn't mean they won't hassle you if you try to unsubscribe and thus show them your email address is current. It's a bad sign that they seem to be sending bulk mailings through a4mail.net, which has a dubious reputation. If you can't imagine how they got your email address in the first place, it might be better to blacklist?
HTH
Chris
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Re: Is this spam or valid

Thanks Chris,
If I get another I will add them to the blacklist
pierre_pierre
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Re: Is this spam or valid

and their server is in the Nederlands
Community Veteran
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Re: Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

just received an advertising blurb from B&Q and I have never given them my email address.
Anybody else seeing this
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Re: Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

Nothing for me.

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Denzil
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Re: Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

B&Q is part of the Kingfisher Group, which includes Screwfix amongst others. Any chance they are passing your address on from another brand within the group?
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Re: Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

Although I have a Screwfix card I doubt very much if I would have given them my email address as I got it at the counter
ChrisL
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Re: Is this spam or valid - Has someone passed on my email address

I suppose it's possible that they are also using a4mail.net, and that the bulk mailing service is cross-addressing?  But you can't blacklist a4mail.net because they don't use their address as 'Envelope-from' (and because you might lose things you actually want). Just a big nuisance, I'm afraid.
Chris