Arial Software, Spam and Telemarketing

You Have Spam GraphicMike Adams is the C.E.O. of Arial Software. His clients include Microsoft, Zoom Airlines, Ebay, Gas Stations USA, DHL, XM Satellite Radio, and his company boasts to have 10,000 more customers. Thus, Michael Adams is hardly a lone ranger who is battling against corporate giants and insurmountable odds. In fact, he is well-connected to some very powerful corporations. He should be exceedingly wealthy because Arial Software is among the most expensive e-mail marketing options available, with many of his customers paying in excess of $5,000 for a single computer license. Even if all of his clients had only purchased the most minimalistic version of his software, which is priced at $985, he would have profited $9,850,000 (nearly ten million dollars) from his 10,000 clients; and of course, this estimate assumes that every company has only bought a single license at the cheapest rate. If all of his customers had instead bought Adams' software at the maximum rate, his combined sales would have provided his company with a minimum of $50,000,000 (fifty million dollars). Arial Software has offices in the U.S. and Taiwan.

"That's why today I still live in a modular trailer unit in Austin, I still drive a Toyota pickup truck, I dress like a rancher in blue jeans and flannel shirt, and nobody gives it a second thought when I'm out in public... Some people want to look rich and popular, so they wear a lot of bling, and they drive a high-end car they can't afford, and they live in a house they can't pay off, and they try to fool everybody into thinking they're rich and powerful. I'd rather fool people into thinking I'm NOT powerful." -- Mike Adams

For years, programmers have worked tirelessly to find ways to block spam e-mails. Some systems block based upon keywords, while others search for sentence patterns in e-mails that are typical of spam messages. Mike Adams and Arial Software have been working to find ways around this spam detection. Our research indicates that Arial Software is solely a spamware company, meaning that its software is designed primarily to aid spammers. Arial Software has composed press releases, complete with quotes from Mike Adams, boasting about its ability to evade anti-spam security.

"Once a personalized email message is composed, Campaign Enterprise Version 7.5 users can simply press the 'Anti-Spam Test' button to perform an instant check of their outbound email. The message is then instantly run through a pre-programmed checklist, which uses a set of evolving criteria to evaluate the outbound email message as anti-spam compliant. If any part of the email message resembles the traits of Spam, the user is alerted that the intended email message could be perceived as Spam by recipients or email filters." -- Arial Software, Press Release

Arial Software's 'Campaign Enterprise' software is designed to warn spammers when recipient spam filters are likely to intercept their messages, so that they can reword their messages to evade the Internet's mail security systems.

Mike Adams ironically owns 'SpamDontBuyIt.org', a web site that is allegedly aimed at instructing people not to buy from spammers. Yet this web site portrays that spam is a consistently profitable business, because some people actually purchase products that are advertised in spam e-mails. Mike wrote that it is this small population of people who truly bear responsibility for spam's continued existence. Mike Adams' anti-spam site appears to be created for the sole purpose of shifting blame from the responsible spammers onto the victims. The blame for spam should rightfully lie upon the spammers themselves, as well as those who promote and create specialized software for bypassing anti-spam security systems; companies such as Mike's own Arial Software.

Arial Software Screen Shot
Above is a screen shot of Mike's Campaign Enterprise mailing software in action. Notice the nifty tracking feature? Secretly tracking people is always important when trying to monetize, and for building a list of suckers who will actually buy from spam.

In 2006, Mike set up hundreds of different domain names (Internet sites) providing thousands of web links back to Natural News. It reflects a practice that is used by spammers and so-called 'viral' marketers that is meant to artificially improve a site's listing position in search engine results. Internet search engines frequently judge the popularity of web sites by the number of other web sites that link to them. By creating lots of web sites with hundreds of links back to Natural News, Adams propelled his site to the top of the list in search engine results. It is a method which cheats the system, so that one's own site will be found more often on the Internet, in place of sites having better and more appropriate content. Such shenanigans have historically made it difficult for search engines to be effective in finding the best information. Eventually, search engine engineers began instituting counter-measures against this shady practice, and enacted punitive measures to lower the list positions for unethical web sites, such as Natural News. As a result of these search engine changes, the overwhelming majority of Adams' early web sites have now been shut down. Adams presently owns only a tiny fraction of the domains that he once did. Nonetheless, during a period of approximately five years, Natural News was able to artificially boost its Internet popularity through this unscrupulous marketing practice.

We are still able to verify the records for 199 of Adams' former (450+) sites which contained Truth Publishing's address and contact information. The most commonly listed address in the whois records was:

Truth Publishing
12F-4, No.171, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd,
Taipei, Songshan District,
Taiwan

Truth Publishing's official headquarters is at exactly the same address as Taiwanese telemarketing company, Enspyre. This address is still listed in the registration information for some of Adams' remaining sites, such as naturalpedia.org. For his flagship web site (naturalnews.com) Adams used the Domains By Proxy privacy service to make certain that nobody can look-up the information.

On October 28th, 2008, Adams published an article entitled, "Green-Lipped Mussels Omega-3 Oils Join Moxxor, NaturalNews". The article explained that Adams had partnered with a direct sales (multi level marketing) company to sell green-lipped mussels as a supplement for omega-3. As part of this business partnership, Mike Adams promised to write articles about the mussels, replete with links to sales sites.

"In fact, we've planned a whole series of articles on green-lipped mussel oil. And guess what? When you're on the NaturalNews Moxxor team, you can freely post these articles on your own web site or blog site, and replace our own enrollment link with YOURS." -- Michael Adams

An Advertisement Featuring Mike Adams, The Health RangerOnly one month after Adams' epiphany about wealth generation, he began writing articles expressing new beliefs in supplement methodologies, in order to sell products that personally profited him. He likewise encouraged his audience to promote the product line too. Adams was soon placed on Moxxor's Product Formulation Advisory Board in exchange for his willingness to play ball.

"The universe wants you to attract more financial resources when you're the right person to decide how to use it. And here I was, in the headquarters of the Moxxor company, being invited by the founders to participate in a potentially huge health-related financial opportunity being put right in my lap." -- Mike Adams

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Jack Verbeek
# Jackv Jack Verbeek 2013-02-08 00:32
Nice article. I have rarely read Adams' newsletters in the last few years as it seemed to me he had swapped our interests for profit. Almost as bad as Mercola who's every post concludes with a supplement that one really should take.
Thanks for the indepth look, it would be nice to see a response from Adams should he acknowledge this article.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Reactions to This Article Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2013-02-14 16:00
When we decided to publish this article, we braced ourselves for what we thought would be the inevitable flood of hate mail and comments from fans of Mike Adams. We were shocked to find that just the opposite happened. We are actually getting lots of messages praising our courage and integrity, which by the way, we really enjoy. We can never get enough of those. I write this posting, because other people may have had the same expectation. Due to that expectation, some people may assume that we have been censuring these comments. There has been no need to do that, at least not yet. The only negative correspondence was the first comment posted, which actually supported the points we wanted to make, because the individual essentially admitted that he had no ethics himself, nor did he care about journalistic ethics. So, perhaps that is the best endorsement that we could hope for.

The number of fans that Mike has is obviously much lower than we anticipated, so the problems that we cataloged in the report may not be as severe as we thought. In any case, it makes some very important points that our community needs to consider, so we have no regrets. Again, we would like to say that we love all of the love that we have been getting.
Richard David Pesach ben Avrah
# Mike Adams Dark Predictions for 2013 Richard David Pesach ben Avrah 2013-02-16 16:10
Mike Adams has recently been trying to cash in on the scare market:
http://www.naturalnews.com/038512_2013_predictions_insanity.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/036586_false_flag_survival_protection.html
Probably trying to sell more survival foods.
Victoria Gautier
# Victoria Gautier 2013-03-18 13:03
Well I think your article was wonderful as is all your other work. I find all your information invaluable. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Jacob Durant
# Jacob Durant 2013-05-22 14:42
I've been looking into Mike Adams recently and the enerfood green drink. It has chlorella and spirulina in it, you say that this is harmful which i agree if it's not grown in a safe enviroment. Could you send me a link to information on the potential dangers of these algae. Thanks and God bless.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-05-23 14:25
We have links throughout the article to the sources that we used. We try and do that for all of the articles on this site. We did our research, and we really don't have the time to put together custom bibliographies for people. The information is there if you need it. The bottom line is that you have three choices. You can believe us, not believe us, or do your own research.

In any case, even if algae were completely safe, why would anyone use it over the hundreds of fruits and vegetables that are available, and which were designed for human consumption? Some people just love the idea of eating something novel, but it comes at great consequences, and absolutely no benefit. Unless of course, you are trying to profit from other people's ignorance. Even if you could find some that was absolutely pure and harmless, it is still a diet of pond scum, and there is nothing natural about that. Go ahead and try to improve upon God's engineering if you like, then see how well that works out for you. In principle, it is essentially establishing a Monsanto-style diet.

If you need our help with a real health problem, we are always here.
Nick Grouwen
# Great article Nick Grouwen 2013-09-14 07:26
WOW, that was EXCELLENT information. BOMBSHELL. I knew not to trust this guy when I saw his face on the Alex Jones show. Never trusted him to begin with, but this article just totally exposed him, totally rips off his clothes and makes him run off bare nekkid!
Keith Tauber
# Thanks Keith Tauber 2014-02-06 13:26
I am grateful to find this site and this article in particular. I found it from the Garden of Life Facebook page because of a scathing report Mike Adams wrote about how much heavy metal GOL protein products have. Something GOL disagreed with. Anyway, one of the commenters posted this link so walla.

I am a Christian and my wife and I have began eating Organic foods for almost a year now, at a huge cost I might add. We both have lost weight, feel better and our 2 girls (8 and 9) do not get sick as often as they have previously.

I have followed Mike Adams for a while and began to "get" what he was all about. I used to be "allowed" to comment on his site, not anymore. When I began to question his ethics and suggest that he is really just a salesman, that is when they banned me. It is so apparent that what he writes is for the purpose of selling more product that it is laughable.

However, I will add that I am troubled by GOL (Was owned by Jordan Rubin who is a Christian) that they would not challenge the info that Mike Adams found with his new lab showing extreme high levels of Lead, Mercury and Tungsten. Not to mention that GOL uses a pyramid on their product with their logo up above it making an all seeing eye.

The Bible tells us to not be "ignorant of Satan's devices" and Masonry is one of his devices. The all seeing eye and pyramids are masonic and satanic symbols. It is troubling to see pyramids being used on packaging of professing Christians products.

Anyway, I look forward to reading more on your site. BTW, I have known about corruption, greed and selling all in the name of trying to help people in the health food industry for years. (It is where the term snake oil salesman originated from)It is human nature to be this way. This is why we need salvation and deliverance from ourselves and Satan.

Keep up the good work.
Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)
# Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor) 2014-02-07 18:27
Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment. Believe it or not, "snake oil" actually refers to an old practice from the allopathic medical establishment. Snake oil was an extract from the echinacea plant, and it really did work against snake bites. The brainwashing and propaganda are so thorough that history has been rewritten to state that it was a fraudulent alternative practice. In our articles about snake bites and spider bites, we discuss the benefits of echinacea in high doses for neutralizing venom.

We are not very familiar with Garden of Life or its products, but we did make a quick inspection. Due to the fact that we saw quinoa, chlorella (algae) and brewers yeast, it would seem very likely that Mike Adams once had a close relationship with somebody high in the company. Most likely, their business arrangement went sour, and in a typical sociopathic manner, Mike Adams became vindictive. We do not have any evidence, but it is a logical deduction based upon the behavior of both the company and Mike Adams.

Mike's lab report was probably a lie, since either he or his lawyers decided that the information needed to be pulled immediately. Any legitimate journalist who has a scientific laboratory backing him up with facts does not run and hide in the shadows.

What is richly ironic about the situation is that there is a good chance that the Garden of Life supplements really do contain heavy metals, because the supplements contain algae. It is something that Mike Adams has recommended for everyone for years, and he sells it at his site -- supposedly as a food for human beings. At some point during Mike's reflection, he may have realized that the source of the heavy metals was the algae, which would have given him greater cause to quickly pull it.
Dev Pero
# adams Dev Pero 2014-02-22 05:44
I noted many years ago that natural news was promoting the agenda of global warming. Something that was a preposterous notion from the outset - it was somthing that made me very wary of his site. It was also notable that as public opinion changed the slant that natural news took also changed. A very slimy tactic.

The site if viewed objectively is telling in that its main promotion is fear.
Looking at the index of titles on the front page it reads like a horror story, classic newspaper sales stance of sensationalism.
Not much needs to be said - he is a business sales man plain and simple.

I enjoyed your write up on Mike Adams. It confirms much of what I suspected but for different reasons. Your reasoning being more thorough!
Eric Rowland
# Splendid, informative article. Eric Rowland 2014-05-16 10:48
Wish that I had read this article before signing up for a trial subscription with HSI, through an ad. on the Natural News website. Adams promoted this company some time ago http://www.naturalnews.com/021887_natural_health_news.html and I have since read several unflattering reviews about them. I am currently attempting to terminate my trial subscription, but this is not quite as straight-forward as taking it out was, surprise, surprise.
Wishing you success in the future.
Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-05-16 12:20
We are so not surprised. Have you ever tried to get off of one of his mailing lists, or Mercola's? We doubt that Mike has any friends or associates with scruples, because they could not tolerate him. Apparently, Alex Jones finally dumped him too. We assume that it happened because of how Mike tried to crash the Bitcoin system, but we are not certain. Does anyone know?

We do our best to ensure that our advertisers are honorable and respectable. If you ever notice a disreputable company that has slipped through the net, then please let us know immediately. We have a very low tolerance for garbage, but we see plenty of it.
Harold Dalton
# RE: The Legend of Mike Adams and the Reality Harold Dalton 2014-05-17 03:24
If the F.D.A. ever proved a financial tie [to Amazon Herb], then Adams might find himself in prison for these claims for a very long time.

This is actually pretty easy, at least circumstantially. Adams is CEO of the "Consumer Wellness Center," a 501(c)(3) with EIN 84-1129375. This was formerly known as "Terra Christa Communications." Their last full Form 990, for 2003 (bulk.resource.org/irs.gov/eo/2003_09_EO/84-1129375_990_200212.pdf), was filed July 6, 2004.

After having no revenue the year before, Terra Christa took in an even $100,000 in 2003, essentially all of which was paid to president Terri Pezzi. Almost immediately, Adams began promoting Amazon Herbs (www.naturalnews.com/000358.html):

Quote:
I personally have no financial involvement in this company, but Terry Pezzi, a distributor of Amazon Herbs, has agreed to donate 50% of her profits to global charities that support nutrition and healing.
Note that although the dateline that appears on that is May 24, 2005, Google has the page itself indexed as of July 30, 2004 (i.imgur.com/VEyA6zf.png). There were no more federal filings until 2007, when Adams took over (starpas.azcc.gov/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wsbroker1/names-detail.p?name-id=05225664&type=CORPORATION) and changed the name.
Grafton Reed
# About Time Grafton Reed 2014-10-16 10:51
That's the problem..... You don't know who to trust in a field with no regulations. Only the egregious such as Kevin Trudeau get prosecuted. In this field, you guys, in general, hold conventional medicine to a standard different from your own. It's about time you took a good look at individuals like Mike Adams, as a reflection of your own, and what you promote as a whole. Admittedly, it was a hard thing for you to do, and took a long time of looking the other way.

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