[Catalyst] Maxipoint Spam
jon at endpoint.com
Thu Apr 6 19:49:53 CEST 2006
On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Christopher H. Laco wrote:
>>>> I suspect they spammed the entire authors list. It's being discussed
>>>> on london.pm and Rocco mentioned it in #poe
>>> The CPAN authors list?
>>> I was betting that it was to every author found in any module
>>> named Catalyst::
>> No, even I just got one, and I sure donÿÿt have a module with
>> `Catalyst::` in its name in my CPAN directory.
>> Hrmf. I wish I hadnÿÿt been so twitchy with the delete fingerÿÿ
>> someone post this on use Perl so that Google will pick it up,
>> title: ÿÿMaxipoint Hosting are spammers,ÿÿ with a copy of the mail
>> enclosed. Gotta punish as you canÿÿ
I found their original post to this list to be helpful, and in fact signed
up for a hosting account with them to see if it was any good. I hadn't
heard of them before, but doing a little online research didn't turn up
any dirt about them, so I went ahead.
Unfortunately, shortly thereafter I (and everyone else, it seems) got
their email to my CPAN address via PAUSE, which I do consider spam.
One thing worse than getting lots of spam is inadvertently supporting
spammers financially, so hoping against hope, I asked for a refund since a
hosting account that's blacklisted everywhere isn't going to be much use
They refunded the fees to my credit card within minutes, and apologized.
I find this quite unusual, and thought I should mention it here, since it
seems perhaps they're just a little out of touch in their email etiquette
and honestly may not have realized that "Perl/Catalyst hosting" messages
sent to all CPAN authors are not highly appreciated informational messages
among friends, but really just spam. I suspect they've learned their
lesson, though, and I think it may be worth trying to educate them and
give them a second chance, rather than dismiss them as Bad People.
Anyway, that's just the conclusion I came up with since I have never seen
someone give me a refund so willingly and quickly after a single simple
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