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Bad Recruiter E-Mail Tips

I get a lot of e-mails from recruiters, so I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I used to reply to all of them, thanking them, and politely declining. Now there’s too many, so I’ve stopped replying to the “bad ones”. Here’s how you get your e-mail in the “bad” list:

1. Don’t address […]

By | 2017-05-18T15:15:46+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|General|3 Comments

Spammers using a Thesaurus?

My wife received an interesting spam comment on her blog. At first glance it looked like it was just written by someone with an awful grasp of the English language, but then I realized that some of the words were just synonyms that didn’t actually work in context.

Take a look at the comment:

Hi. Very […]

By | 2017-05-18T15:15:55+00:00 March 16th, 2010|Spam|3 Comments

SpamCop RBL is Blocking Several Facebook Mail Servers

If you are using the SpamCop realtime block list as part of your anti-spam measures, be warned that they appear to be blocking several legitimate Facebook mail servers.

I’ve seen them blocking the following Facebook mail server IPs:

  • 69.63.178.169
  • 69.63.178.172
  • 69.63.178.175

Presumably there’s a whole block of IPs that SpamCop is blocking. Since I like to get e-mail from […]

By | 2010-03-08T13:29:49+00:00 March 8th, 2010|Spam|0 Comments

Please Stop Using Yahoo Mail

Yahoo mail servers have been consistently delaying or rejecting e-mails for over a year. You can read about it here:

http://www.ahfx.net/weblog.php?article=107

Or just Google for “4.16.50”.

The short of it is that even with a low volume personal mail server, with the correct spf records, without running an open relay, without being blacklisted by ANY blacklist […]

By | 2017-05-18T15:17:08+00:00 December 2nd, 2008|Spam|1 Comment