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hex (3272)

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Perl, RDF and wiki hacker, London, UK. This is my former Perl blog; I now write at Earle's Notebook [].

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Sunday September 16, 2007
01:13 PM

Claire O'Keeffe and Huxley Associates are spammers

[ #34465 ]
A while back I put my CV on Jobsite because all the recruiters read it and there's plenty of good work to be found. In due course it got me a good gig. However, shortly after that I started getting recruitment spam from some company called Huxley Associates. For PHP jobs. As you can imagine, I didn't ask for it. Nor had I ever heard of them, let alone subscribed to any kind of mailings from them. Somewhere I found that to unsubscribe from their spam, you had to mail a certain address. Here's what I sent:

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:17:43 +0100
From: "Earle Martin" <jobs(at)>
Subject: Data removal request

Please remove my name and email address (jobs(at) from your
system and do not email me again.

Here's what I just found in my inbox:

O'Keeffe, Claire     PHP DEVELOPER LAMP SKILLS GBP30,000     16:57
O'Keeffe, Claire     Situation Update     16:56
O'Keeffe, Claire     PHP / LAMP DEVELOPER Needed asap GBP30,000     16:56
O'Keeffe, Claire     LAMP Developer Needed asap GBP30,000 FARRINGDON     16:46
O'Keeffe, Claire     LAMP Developer Needed Farringdon GBP30,000     16:46
O'Keeffe, Claire     PHP LAMP Developer Needed ASAP GBP30,000     16:45
O'Keeffe, Claire     PHP Developer with ASP Needed asap     16:45

[Pound signs replaced with "GBP" because I can't work out how to get this hateful piece of software to display HTML entities.]

Yes, that's eight pieces of spam in less than fifteen minutes. On a Sunday. Please boycott Huxley Associates. They are spammers.

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  • This stupid cow has been spamming for ages, and admits it if you phone her. I grumbled about her in January []. In my case, she was trying to sell me people with irrelevant skills, and had obviously either guessed the address or used one that someone else had given her.