Wrongfully Accused Of Spam
from the happens-all-the-time dept
What is it with resume spammers? You might remember Bernard Shiffman, the moron resume spammer who got quite a lot of attention for threatening people who turned him in for being a spammer. It’s now time to add David Scott Anderson to the list of resume spammers. Declan McCullugh details why Anderson is an unapologetic resume spammer over at Politech. It seems that Anderson resume spammed McCullugh from a Yahoo account. When McCullugh reported the abuse, Anderson went nuts, calling McCullugh all sorts of name and reporting him for spamming – which put Politech on a spam blacklist. Having been wrongfully accused of spamming people twice in the past few years myself, I agree that it’s a pain. McCullugh brings up some very valid points about various blacklists involving shooting first and asking questions later. I know these lists are trying to be helpful, but it would be much better if there were some way to prevent false positives sent in by people who are either mistaken or simply vindictive.