[SURBL-Discuss] Job Recruiter SPAMmers

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Wed May 25 01:07:20 CEST 2005

On Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 12:55:20 PM, Kevin McGrail wrote:
> As a job recruiter, I am intimately familiar with posting a job and then
> getting hammered with SPAM from companies and recruiting firms.

> In the past 5 minutes, I've gotten two.  One from BobAJobs-munged.com and
> one from  http://ad1.geowebsv48a-munged.com/recruiting_service.html.

> How would these type of spam's be viewed for addition to SURBL?

> Regards,

I'm not sure they'd qualify.  SURBLs are most appropriate for
catching zombie-using spam gangs.  Those are the ones that are
probably the biggest spammers by message volume, and they're
probably hardest to catch with RBLs or MTA blocklists due to
their nearly-random and rapidly-changing sender IPs.

If the job spammers send from consistent IPs, then just block
those sender IPs.  If they use zombies to send, then probably we
should list them.

So do they use zombies or fixed IPs to send from?

Jeff C.
Don't harm innocent bystanders.

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