9 Responses to Spam from Predatory Open Access Publishers is Dominating my Inbox

  1. Nils says:

    I found that installing a good filter such as Spam Assassin in my email program, in addition to my university’s filter, does help significantly. It didn’t take the filter very long to learn that mails, e.g., by Carson Willis should go directly to the Spam folder.

    What I found disturbing, however, is that according to our system administrator, about 97% of all emails reaching the university are sorted out immediately. In this respect, junk mail is really an incredible waste of ressources.

  2. Gmail is putting most of the predatory emails I get into spam. You can also design a custom filter for any sender.

  3. Howard Freeland says:

    I was pleased to read this thread. Recently one of the Bitconferences made it onto an official Government of Canada list of approved conferences and someone in Ottawa invested some time in trying to find someone to attend. I tried repeatedly to get the conference deleted but was repeatedly told that it seemed to be a good official conference. Fortunately no scientist was willing to attend.

    I also find these fake meetings incredibly irritating, I get one or two per day.

  4. conficio says:

    There is a good cure for e-mail SPAM – digital signatures. If lots of people (meaning most) do digitally sign their e-mails, then you can be sure of who is the sender and block anything that you don’t like. As digital signatures can be validated (by companies, as well as by any individual), you can reject any unknown signature, if it is nto signed by someone you trust, like a colleague validated that this signature belongs to the person/organization that claims its his/her.

    Start the cycle, sign you own e-mail with PGP. Create a key (free), have it signed by colleagues, friends, etc. and publish it for validation.

  5. Star says:

    This is what happens to me when one of my paper was selected for publication even I received technical comments on my work and also a final version in Pdf from omic.org domain. Now in final step they are demanding 912$ for publishing data. This is really a worst way of making money why are these people are not monitor who are playing with most noble field [academics] to earn cheap money.
    thanks for this blog that I have saved my money.

    • Lisa says:

      The same thing happened to me. It is so annoying that they keep sending me emails. Thank you for posting the article it saved my day and my money too.

  6. taghag says:

    Just wanted to say that we got one of these as well. For the record, our predatory email came from authorproofopenaccess.omics@omicsonline.org and was signed “Joseph G Marreddy”. The phone number was fake.

    I think the best way to deal with it is to mark it as spam and set up a filter as others suggest. Don’t feed the trolls, etc.

  7. NoMoreSpam says:

    I’d suggest not just blocking it from your individual email, but if you’re at an academic address, sending a note to your postmaster@whatever.edu. I just pointed out legal complaints against OMICS all of whose emails come from @omicsonline.org and @omicsgroup.com domains and I intend to do the same with others next time I get one. It’s not like the other spammers who use infinite addresses, these are all coming from a few and can be hand-blocked for entire universities at one time. Do your colleagues a huge favor and let your postmaster know.

  8. risu says:

    Hi i would like to share a list of academic spammers asking/inviting for papers and talks in the last two three months in my inbox. Useful to add in outlook spam list :)

    ——-list begins ——-

    2015wcc4@cancer2015congress.com
    2016cancer.com
    668115-fzqzn@nwsl.com
    aaron@bmail39.shg21.bmsend.com
    admet_dmpk@iapchem.org
    affecto.no
    ailie1@pcsconference.com
    ajns@austinpublishinggroup.org
    amegroups.com
    annexpublishers.com
    austinpublishinggroup.net
    austinpublishinggroup.org
    avensonline.org
    bmail39.shg21.bmsend.com
    bmail40.shg21.bmsend.com
    bmri.molecular.imaging@journals.hindawi.com
    bmsend.com
    braindisorders@omicsgroup.com
    bruker-news.com
    c.figueres59@gmail.com
    calls@eutranslationalmedicine.org
    cancer@shared39.large.bmsend.com
    cancer2015congress.com
    cc-13@hpc-ua.org
    cdnasource.com
    chinapeptides.org.cn
    chris01@2016cancer.com
    conferencesasia@cshl.org
    contacts@mr1.mr.bmdeda99.com
    contactus@mail151.proteogenix.eu
    contactus@proteogenix.eu
    contactus@proteogenix-anticuerpos.es
    cps34@chinapeptides.org.cn
    creativebioarray-mail.com
    csqxujkxcklgncbujwkrrmeurjvtxf@www.affecto.no
    customer@creativebioarray-mail.com
    custom-mab-library.com
    dermatology@heraldopenaccess.biz
    diab@stm-ibimapublishing.com
    donnishjournals.net
    e.groupmailers.net
    eans_2013@mail.vresp.com
    eblelly=proteogenix.fr@sbr04.net
    editor.1@journalpromo100.com
    editor.1@sdi-journals.org
    editor.apjn@mcmedjournals.com
    editor.bcp@omicsonline.net
    editor.emoj@openventio.org
    editor.ijcr@scidocpublishers.com
    editor.imaging@omicsgroup.biz
    editor.jcs@avensonline.org
    editor.jcst@omicsonline.net
    editor.jiir@imedpub.org
    editor.jmbt@omicsgroup.biz
    editor.jmdm@omicsgroup.biz
    editor.jmdm@omicsonline.net
    editor.jmgm@omicsonline.co
    editor.jno@imedpub.com
    editor.jpcb@avensonline.org
    editor.mso@omicsinc.com
    editor.nuclearmedicine@omicsonline.us
    editor014@gmail.com
    em@r.emtact.com
    email@mail3.wdc04.mandrillapp.com
    epidemiology2014@omicsgroupmailer.com
    esgo2015@esgomail.org
    esgomail.org
    etu.edu.tr
    euromsg.net
    everant.in
    expanding_facility_rat_sd_model_@mail.vresp.com
    expressionclones.com
    foodtechnol@rroij.com
    foodtechnol@rroij.org
    functional_food_centerfunctional@mail.vresp.com
    genescript.com
    having_a_problem_inserting_long_@mail.vresp.com
    heraldopenaccess.biz
    horizondiscovery.com
    hpc-ua.org
    iapchem.org
    iceecs@hotmail.fr
    ichb_reply@kenes.com
    icp@scholarupdates.com
    icp@sciresjournal.org
    icpt@sciauthornotice.org
    ics_reply@kenes.com
    icsm@etu.edu.tr
    icsm2016@euromsg.net
    igcs_reg_reply@kenes.com
    igcs_regional_2014@mail.vresp.com
    imedpub.com
    imedpub.org
    info@kingfisherbiotech.com
    info@mail177-23.suw61.mandrillapp.com
    info@polygene.ch
    information@scholarsresearchlibrary.com
    intechopen.com
    inter.net.il
    j.roffey@horizondiscovery.com
    jbe@oaj.siftdesk.com
    jcsb@annexpublishers.com
    jenny@bmail39.shg21.bmsend.com
    john.bates@salientsurveys.co.uk
    johnb@salsurveys.com
    journalpromo100.com
    journals.hindawi.com
    journals.ke-i.org
    jprceditor@scitecresearch.com
    kenes.com
    kingfisherbiotech.com
    lifescience@everant.in
    linda1@pcsconference.com
    mail.biotechnology@peertechzonline.com
    mail.endocrinology@peertechzopenaccess.com
    mail.ophthalmology@peertechz.com
    mail.pediatric@peertechz.info
    mail.pulmonology@peertechz.net
    mail.vresp.com
    mail151.proteogenix.eu
    mail177-23.suw61.mandrillapp.com
    mail3.wdc04.mandrillapp.com
    mail31.wdc03.rsgsv.net
    mail5.wspc.com
    maruf32babe@gmail.com
    mcmedjournals.com
    medelita@mail.vresp.com
    metabolomics.conference@omicsonline.net
    metabolomics2014@omicsgroupmailer.com
    metabolomics2014@omicsonline.us
    minnekort.net
    mr1.mr.bmdeda99.com
    mr31.mr.bmdeda99.com
    mrc4@inter.net.il
    nano@e.groupmailers.net
    nephro-2014@omicsonline.co
    neurology@ommegaonline.com
    news@bruker-news.com
    newsletter@amegroups.com
    newsletter@cdnasource.com
    newsletter@mr31.mr.bmdeda99.com
    nicole@bmail40.shg21.bmsend.com
    no_more_icing_easy_procedure_new@mail.vresp.com
    nwaezeprojectd@hotmail.com
    nwsl.com
    nyhetsbrev@minnekort.net
    omicsgroup.biz
    omicsgroup.com
    omicsgroupmailer.com
    omicsinc.com
    omicsonline.co
    omicsonline.net
    omicsonline.us
    ommegaonline.com
    oncology.conference@scientificfederation.org
    openventio.org
    pcrpathways@qiagen.com
    pcsconference.com
    pcsconference.net
    peertechz.com
    peertechz.info
    peertechzonline.com
    peertechzopenaccess.com
    pelagiaresearchlibrary.com
    pemac@intechopen.com
    pmta263.dedicated.bmsend.com
    polygene.ch
    proteogenix.eu
    proteogenix-anticuerpos.es
    qiagen.com
    r.emtact.com
    radiology@austinpublishinggroup.net
    reply@bmsend.com
    reply@pmta263.dedicated.bmsend.com
    requestforarticle@donnishjournals.net
    researchpub.org
    rkoen@journals.ke-i.org
    rroij.com
    rroij.org
    salientsurveys.co.uk
    salsurveys.com
    sam.wong3@custom-mab-library.com
    sam.wong4@custom-mab-library.com
    sbr04.net
    scholarsresearchlibrary.com
    scholarupdates.com
    scidocpublishers.com
    sciedunews.net
    scieduoffice.net
    sciencecore.net
    scientificfederation.org
    sciresjournal.org
    scitecresearch.com
    sdi-journals.org
    service@scieduoffice.net
    services@genescript.com
    services@sciedunews.net
    services@sciencecore.net
    shared39.large.bmsend.com
    shea@bmail40.shg21.bmsend.com
    steven@bmail40.shg21.bmsend.com
    stm-ibimapublishing.com
    submissions@vowscientificquest.org
    submit@pelagiaresearchlibrary.com
    synergypublishingservices.com
    techsupport@expressionclones.com
    the_journal_of_functional_foods_@mail.vresp.com
    ubpbio@mail.vresp.com
    vladimir.kolar=biovendor.com@mail31.wdc03.rsgsv.net
    vowscientificquest.org
    web@researchpub.org
    worldscientific-bounces@mail5.wspc.com
    wpc@pcsconference.net
    zhiwu_jabb@synergypublishingservices.com

    ——-list ends ——-

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