Recruiter spam

Simon Wilcox essuu at
Fri May 23 17:14:13 BST 2008

David Cantrell wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 03:14:59PM +0100, Matt Jones wrote:
>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM, David Cantrell <david at> 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.
>> I duuno about that. Unsolicited? Check. Commercial? Check. Email?
>> Check. Ergo: spam.
> If you say that spam has to be commercial then presumably unsolicited
> bulk email hawking a god or a politician or a charity or a fraud or,
> indeed, a hopelessly stupid business idea is OK?  Commercial is
> irrelevant.  It's being sent in bulk that matters.

OK, So I probably meant "I've received a UCE" instead of "I've received 
a spam". I admit I use the term interchangeably but both are equivalent 
in the eyes of the law and that was my real beef.

Bulk has nothing to do with being illegal.


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