ADMIN: spamming by "recruiters"

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Sun Nov 12 14:53:05 EST 2006

Dear list members;

A "recruiter" going by the name of "Doug Kelly" (email address is
dkelly at but headers indicate the use of what are
euphemistically called "mass mailing services") appears to be mining
our mailing list archives and systematically sending out unsolicited
mass commercial mailings, AKA spam, to the harvested list.

My attempts to explain proper behavior to this individual appear to
have met with the usual sort of answer one gets in this sort of
situation, vis:

> What are you talking about with regard to spam....don't you recognize a job
> opportunity when you see it.... 

I've already reported the problem to a few anti-spam services, but I
would suggest that anyone who finds such behavior reprehensible take
whatever action they deem appropriate.

Sample relevant headers follow:

Return-Path: <dkelly at>
Received: from ( [])
	by (Postfix) with SMTP id EA8E479C12
	for <perry at>; Sun, 12 Nov 2006 14:29:37 -0500 (EST)
Received: (qmail 96877 invoked by uid 89); 12 Nov 2006 19:29:36 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO AST2) (
  by with SMTP; 12 Nov 2006 19:29:36 -0000
Reply-To: <dkelly at>
From: "Doug Kelly" <dkelly at>

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