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Re: spam return address backlash
From: Cal Frye <cjf () CALFRYE COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:24:20 -0500
Russell Fulton ventured to comment, at 1/12/07 7:14 PM:
H. Morrow Long wrote:
When it comes to receiving and relaying telephone messages for their
some children function as a write-only recording mechanism (or null sink).
Goodness! I'm shocked! -- I thought it was just my kids.
I also have problems with false ACKs, with subsequent repudiation --
acknowledgement that message was received when subsequent events
indicate it never was and the recipient vigorously denies it was ever
Not to mention the audio/visual special effects that only decrease the
signal-to-noise ratio. One may hope that soon enough they might move off to
one of your fine institutions and leave the answering machine to return to its
rightful occupation ;-)
-- Cal Frye, Network Administrator, Oberlin College
"The survival value of human intelligence has yet to be proven."
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