Now go outside and look at the sky.
Daily Spam #2
Subject: YOU DESERVE THE LOWEST MORTGAGE RATE! 4.375%
The from address intrigued me... :-) I just had to take a closer look at this one. So here we go:
Tracing the email originator IP ends very fast on a firewall, but the email contains a link to zquote.biz. I did a check on the registrant (Greg Smith in Dayton, Ohio) and a google search on the name and found that this "Greg Smith" is a fake name that has been used for many other spam operations - he owns zquote.biz, stayforquote.biz, goinghere.biz and a few others who have all been flagged as spammer sites.
All these domains have been registered in France with an Italian email address - a lead? No, just more untraceable data.
A traceroute on this IP number ends at a firewall at cernet.net. The Network Center, China Education and Research Network, Beijing China.