Phishing and BGP Blackholing

Bill Nash billn at
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?


- billn

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, ...
> randy

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