Wednesday, November 17, 2004

you, too, are suspect.

Just fired off a little missive to E's brother on this disturbing little bit of internet. E's brother is of the ranty sort, the kind of guy who grew his hair out in high school and wore I.M. Pei glasses, just to be anti. Anit- what, you ask? Well, anti-EVERYTHING, of course. (He wouldn't know how to swim downstream stream if he tried, and it's one of his most endearing qualities.) Anyway, a conspiracy by the Salvation Army to convert fire victims is just the sort of thing he likes best.

Seconds later, his spam filter shot back a hostile message about "suspect e-mail" that was something like a electronic finger-wagging. Uh, I hate spam as much as the next person, but could we make filters that are more... polite?


I think your message might be spam, but I'm not sure, because I'm just a filter and really not all that smart. Not as smart as your dog, say, but smarter than your goldfish.

Anyway, sorry about the delay in delivery. Just trying to keep your friend from being spammed to death.

Spam Filter.

posted by m at 1:49 PM

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