Recruiter spam

David Cantrell david at
Fri May 23 14:55:43 BST 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 01:21:38PM +0100, Simon Wilcox wrote:

> I received a spam today from a recruitment consultant in which he said 
> he'd sourced my details from the web site. Which is obviously 
> the people page:

I wouldn't classify that as spam, as it's not really been sent in bulk
without regard for who the recipient is.

> I'm going to update my profile to be clear that I don't wish to hear 
> from recruiters but I thought I'd ask if it would be better to have a 
> blanket ban at the top of the page which people could override if they 
> wanted to ?

That wouldn't stop the unethical ones - which is most of 'em.

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