Ronnie Scelson – Ironport’s Newest Bonded Sender?

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You heard it from Aunty first – well, unless you’ve read the Reuters’ article.

According to a Reuters report covering the testimony provided today by noted “Cajun Spammer” Ronnie Scelson to the Senate Commerce Committee, Scelson told the committee that he, and I quote, “has signed up for a “whitelist” program that would confiscate up to $25,000 if he sends spam.”

This would seem to comport with another statement which he gave during the same testimony – that “he stood ready to deploy a range of deceptive tactics if large Internet providers like America Online and Microsoft Corp.’s Hotmail continued to block his messages”, although I’ll grant you that calling the Bonded Sender Program a deceptive tactic seems kind of harsh.

Given the recent announcement that Microsoft is giving an e-ticket to the inboxes of its Hotmail users for those senders listed on Ironport’s Bonded Sender whitelist, and Aunty is pretty sure that there is no other program out there which would confiscate up to $25,000 if one of their participants sends spam, one is forced to the conclusion that Ronnie is now a Bonded Sender.

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All other conclusions are left as an exercise for the reader.

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2 thoughts on “Ronnie Scelson – Ironport’s Newest Bonded Sender?

  1. One conclusion the reader can draw is that you jumped to unwarranted conclusions.

  2. Signing up to be on Bonded Sender does not indicate that they are on our white list. Currently Ronnie Scelson is not a Bonded Sender. I would like to clarify that up front. Please contact me directly if you have any concerns about any sender.

    Cyan Callihan
    Standards and Compliance Manager

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