/p> Posted by at December 13, 2002 07:23 AM

God I hate being on a mailing list of friends or family. They always send you those damn "forward this to 10 people so that an armless, legless, orphaned goatherding 8 year old boy in pakistan can get a nickle". Yeah, right.

I run my own mail server and configured it to bounce email when the subject has more than one "fwd:" or "fw" in in. That takes care of the junk from the worst offenders (usually family).

My next mail server project is to write a script that counts the number of email addresses in the To: line and bounce if there are too many. I've received emails with 30 names in the To: line. People, haven't you ever heard of BCC:?

I am the ultimate BOFH. I blacklisted my own mother for a couple of weeks because she kept sending me every forward BS she came across, e.g. the nickle an email tax. If she had only done it one a week or so I wouldn't have taken such drastic measures, but she was sending me that stuff several times a day, even after I called her up and told her to "STOP IT!" She knows better now.

Posted by: Rossz at December 13, 2002 10:51 AM

does the porn i send you on tuesdays count?

Posted by: tony at December 13, 2002 02:24 PM

Well, when you miss that once-in-a-lifetime chance to refinance your penis enlarger with Mrs. Sese-Seko's moolah, yer gonna look pretty silly, arencha?

Posted by: Mark at December 13, 2002 02:59 PM

Good luck, bro-dude! You might as well ask for Peace on Earth and Good Will From Osama.

Last time I left the machine for two weeks, I returned to 2,500+ e-mails ... and this was when Os' spam filter was killing the majority of the junk.

You finish yer story for me?

Posted by: Ken Layne at December 13, 2002 05:58 PM
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