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  • I was a bit surprised when I saw that. I had to read it a few times to see whether or not it was genuine. Mostly, my shock was that it came through bogofilter unmolested. :-)

    -Dom

    • I had to read it a few times to see whether or not it was genuine. Mostly, my shock was that it came through bogofilter unmolested.

      Why did that shock you? Or to put it another way round, what aspects of spam messages did that e-mail have such that you'd expect it to be classified as spam?

      It also got through SpamAssassin with a score of 0.0. But I can't see anything in it which would trigger a rule: the content is as you would expect for a job recommendation from somebody who knows you; the headers ar

      • Mostly just because it was unexpected. Bogofilter is so effective at stopping mail that finding new non-spam mail to my CPAN address is a big surprise. The only mail I get there is PAUSE upload reports...
  • Apologies to anybody who received this e-mail and was irritated by doing so. It was sent by an external recruiter we're currently using for a vacancy.

    We've explained to him that this sort of thing is not welcomed and is likely to be counter-productive; he now understands this, sends his apologies, and won't be doing it any more.

    Obviously this isn't as good as if the mail hadn't been sent, but after the event it's the best we can think of. Sorry, again.

    Smylers

    • You should probably post this in your journal and in the Perl News section at PerlMonks. A comment somewhere on a use Perl journal is just not visible enough.