[Catalyst] Maxipoint Spam
Matt S Trout
dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Thu Apr 6 20:07:53 CEST 2006
Jon Jensen wrote:
> 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 to me.
> They refunded the fees to my credit card within minutes, and apologized.
Well, I'm not un-blocklisting the original address they were using on here.
But I'm also not going to stop them signing up again later with a different
address - and if they behave themselves in future, I wish them the best of luck.
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