Geocities (was: Re: Help with DBIx::SearchBuilder::Handle::Oracle...)

David Cantrell david at
Fri Dec 9 23:33:57 GMT 2005

On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:52:00AM +0000, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> >http://br.geoc _ champs/
> I'd like to advise you to remove that from your sig - controversial as 
> I know that suggestion will be. Geocities are having a major problem 
> with spammer infestations right now, and any emails containing links to 
> them are being widely blocked as spam (although often depending on the 
> formatting). Yes there is collateral damage, and you're caught in the 
> crossfire, but yahoo simply aren't doing enough to keep spammers off 
> their servers and so we in the anti-spam community have had to act the 
> only way we know how.
> (part of it is to do with the formatting of your sub-site - word_word 
> is the format used by the spammers)
> I had to retrieve your email from our quarantine system. But a lot of 
> places will just block and delete.

Then I suggest that those places first:

stop filtering mail from known-clean mailing lists like this one for
and then get some decent anti-spam software.

David Cantrell | Official London Perl Mongers Bad Influence

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