I am wondering if computeroxy can be considered a "safe" website. I have received two emails from them in the past in my institutional email address without subscribing (one of them was a very long list of calls for papers if I recall correctly). Their website has no contact or ownership information other than a simple contact form and an email address, and the whois for their domain name (a .com; not linking to them directly in case they are a scam website) is hidden.

Looking for the name on Google shows some results that seem to support it is a scam but at the same time I do not consider them conclusive.

But today someone I know forwarded a new email from them to the mailing list of a student network. The forwarded message has an enormous list of links to their website with open positions in academia (graduate, postgraduate, senior...) and the non-representative non-random subset I picked had actual real offers (from existing institutions and with links to the offers at the institutions' websites). Since I am part of a team that prepares a newsletter for that student network but reaches a wider audience and includes a section of scholarships and job offers, I was wondering: is it safe to include a link to computeroxy or is it better to just forget about it?

(not quite sure about the tags I have used...)

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    I cannot say whether it is "safe" in general, but I know that I have received considerably more than two emails from them, regularly. No matter whether their intentions are good or bad, I consider them spammers. – O. R. Mapper May 5 '17 at 17:59
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    According to their website, they get "1,400 views per advertisement monthly" while sending out 1,260,000 emails (630,000 people twice a month, it claims) per month, so that's roughly on the order of 0.1% response per ad per email sent out...so in other words, yes, they are a spam company. They even use words like "attracts the attention of...", and then proceed to call those people clients. Ew. – BrianH May 5 '17 at 20:16
  • Ok. So maybe they are not a scam, but they can be considered a spam company indeed. What made me doubt was that Inria alumni and one school from the University of Barcelona have shared links to them on Twitter. Probably not enough results, though. Maybe what @BrianHall said using the numbers can be posted as an answer? – Isaac May 7 '17 at 14:51