Targeted CPAN SPAM

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Thu Apr 6 22:44:01 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 17:08, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> I get a ton of spam through my CPAN address but for the first time one
> that is actually aimed at perl & CPAN users. I for one am not
> particularly bothered about this.

I have my mail address on CPAN purely for support of the modules who's
documentation it appears in, it is not there to be harvested, I have no
need for hosting and I don't think I understand why "FREE Catalyst
Framework" is some USP.

I spamcopped the fuckers and they will never be sending me mail again.

> ----- Forwarded message from Maxipoint Tech Support <tech at> -----
> From: Maxipoint Tech Support <tech at>
> Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:31:31 +0000
> To: at
> Subject: Useful info for CPAN module authors
> Envelope-to: at
> X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.7 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_20,RCVD_IN_SORBS_WEB 
> 	autolearn=no version=3.1.0
> Hello,
> I am found your CPAN Perl module by today. I am one of tech people by hosting company what support Perl and Perl Catalyst Framework developers.
> You as CPAN module developer can receive DOUBLE web space as normal customer by and FREE Perl Catalyst Framework ( included ($36 value). Catalyst Framework is really surprising Perl solution, but 98% of hosting companies still not support Catalyst.
> have radically low cost web hosting packages with FREE .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .name, but you as CPAN author can be have more 'sponsored' features: simply, inform Maxipoint support that you are CPAN module author. 
> If you have any new ideas about possible sponsoring Perl community you can submit your sponsoring advices here: 
> Best Regards!
> -GP, Maxipoint Tech Support
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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