Phishing and BGP Blackholing
billn at billn.net
Wed Jan 3 02:20:40 UTC 2007
Hi. You have sent a message to the entire list that seems to be some sort
of automatically generated product of the Smugotron-2000, intended to
annoy a single person but is actually annoying everyone. Your mail user
agent detected something you didn't like, and instead of simply deleting
it, went out of it's way to be annoying.
I do not accept such mail. Yes, I know your mail environment automatically
responded to it, but seriously, why inflict your curmudgeonly attitude on
everyone else? Thankfully, I'm not quite as pedantic as all that, so I
took the time to hand craft this missive, just for you! When I'm done,
I'll think about coding myself an auto-responder that sends you something
else, just like it, whenever you post.
Because that's cool, right?
On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Randy Bush wrote:
> you have sent a message to me which seems to contain a legal
> warning on who can read it, or how it may be distributed, or
> whether it may be archived, etc.
> i do not accept such email. my mail user agent detected a legal
> notice when i was opening your mail, and automatically deleted it.
> so do not expect further response.
> yes, i know your mail environment automatically added the legal
> notice. well, my mail environment automatically detected it,
> deleted it, and sent this message to you. so don't expect a lot
> of sympathy.
> and if you choose to work for some enterprise clueless enough to
> think that they can force this silliness on the world, use gmail,
> hotmail, ...
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