[Chicago-talk] Recruiter spam

brian d foy brian.d.foy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:12:53 PDT 2007

On 3/22/07, Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:

> > It was unsoliciatated commercial email.  I have no relationship with
> > this guy,  I didn' intiate the discussion.  That's spam by most
> > definitions, there is no need for a diluge for it to be spam. IMHO
> So who is allowed to send you email?  Can I not send you email out of
> the blue if I don't know you?

I guess Andy thinks its okay to join a mailing list, get the list of
addresses, and then solicit them to make money off of them.  At least,
he's defending it.

This has been a problem ever since the first Perl Mongers list, and
I've dealt with a couple of threatened lawsuits against me from
recruiters over the years. Some groups set up separate jobs lists for
this sort of thing. Other than that, there's realyl not much you can
do. Recruiters are the people who get paid to find candidates any way
they can, and that's what they do.

brian d foy <brian.d.foy at gmail.com>

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