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Journal of Corion (7288)

Thursday October 05, 2006
06:47 AM

CPAN-mail " Perl-Freelancer needed" spam

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I got some spam by a German company (Online Microsystems) seeking a freelancer today. I gave them a call and educated them about jobs.perl.org, which they actually were really happy to learn about.

I didn't find the page with the rules what's fit for posting on jobs.perl.org and what's not though. Still, if it's not fit for posting on jobs.perl.org, I don't want to hear about it via my CPAN mail address either.

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  • I assume they just sent it to every CPAN email address.
    • Yep, me too. The wording in the mail also sounds like it.
      --
      Ordinary morality is for ordinary people. -- Aleister Crowley
    • They also spammed a large number of perl.org lists but were fortunately moderated out
    • Yeah, I asked on module-authors@ and it looks like they did. I sent a spam report to spamcop about it. Hopefully they'll get the idea and won't do it again. Thanks for calling them and educating them. You're a bit nicer than I am about spam :) (BTW, 01mailrc.txt.gz contains some of the mailing lists. I bet these guys just wrote a quick script to spam everyone there. Easy to do with a few lines of perl :)