Recruiter spam

Simon Wilcox essuu at
Fri May 23 15:32:41 BST 2008

David Cantrell wrote:
> 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.

OK. Unsolicited Commercial Email then.

>> 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.

True but it might stop accidental misuse through misunderstanding.


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