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Epicurious Email Spam: The Saga Unfolds

It's pretty simple in theory. People obey the law because there are consequences for not doing so. The problem begins when those "people" are large, multi-national corporations. Couple that with an almost complete "regulatory capture" of the communication and tech industries, and well, the law doesn't always always apply to corporations.

For those following along, Epicurious seems indifferent to an unsubscribe request, emails to their company, complaints to both the FCC and FTC, and the few people in cyberspace making a stink about it. Their communication infrastructure seems fine, as they continue to email me every day, even twice a days over the holidays, so I wonder why they won't communicate with me other than via spam.

So, I'm coming up on 3 months of doing what I can to get these people to stop sending me emails. Not a day goes by that they don't send me an email, but when I email them, no response. Day after day from them, like we're friends. In fact, few of my good friends even email me twice a day.

I'm just going to keep telling my story and linking the proof that they are not obeying the law, and hopefully someday their actions will catch up with them. I still have yet to start contacting email providers to try to get their domains black listed.

Notice below that they are spamming me from two different recipients: "Epicurious" and "Epicurious Cook This Now"

Here's the email headers on one of those random emails so everyone can see this is the same email I unsubscribed from. Notice that it also provides an unsubscribe URL. As I've always said, I believe they will continue to spam me until they are faced with tangible consequences, and then they will say "oops it was a mistake, sorry" to weasel out of it. Mark my words!

Delivered-To: [email protected]
Received: by with SMTP id 2csp5969513iox;
        Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:27:58 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by with SMTP id o2mr16167950pfa.113.1451230078058;
        Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:27:58 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from ( [])
        by with ESMTP id mi6si1938155pab.95.2015.
        for <[email protected]>;
        Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:27:58 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass ( domain of [email protected] designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
       spf=pass ( domain of [email protected] designates as permitted sender) [email protected];
       dkim=pass [email protected]
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha1;; s=v1; c=simple/simple;
q=dns/txt; [email protected]; t=1451230071;
DomainKey-Signature: q=dns; a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;
Received: from [] ([]
by (envelope-from <[email protected]>)
(ecelerity r(44647)) with ESMTP
id 1D/DD-31639-77300865; Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:27:51 -0800
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:27:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Epicurious <[email protected]>
Reply-to: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Subject: 20% Off The WIRED T-Shirt Collection.
Errors-to: [email protected]
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="---=_NEXT_151e40d9f0a"
X-eid: 2.5.3Kg.2hg.17syts.ENK1D2..N..1ZLy.CeVQETc0
X-pid: 406908
X-AcxSID: 13610.406908
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:[email protected]?subject=unsubscribe%20xeid:2.5.3Kg.2hg.17syts.ENK1D2..N..1ZLy.CeVQETc0>

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