OOO broken

Andrew Kelly akelly at
Wed Oct 24 07:54:19 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 00:06 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 10:11 +0200, Andrew Kelly wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 01:33 -0500, Renich Bon Ciric wrote:
> > > Does anybody, other than me, suffer from the same problem?
> > 
> > Dunno.
> > 
> > If your problem is erectile dysfunction, then yes, apparently half the
> > planet shares your problem. Well, at least according to all the mail I
> > get.
> Jeeez Andy! Not you too?? I think my <ahem> "problem" was my yahoo
> account's fault. All those ads you mentioned. I left that account open
> for a year or so to attract and soak in just about all the goobers and
> their spam that exist in the entire world, and I just killed it off
> yesterday. <cackles> Sweet. 

I catch a ton of rubbish to an account I pretty much haven't used in
half a dozen years. And I have to admit, some of the subject lines are
funny as hell. There are between 200 and 500 in my junk folder every
morning; I still can't break the habit of scanning for false positives.
If you let your focal point slide to about 5 inches past your screen so
that things begin to blur just the tiniest bit, let your mind wander
(just the tiniest bit), it all begins to read like a surreal comic book.

I choked on my tea the first time I read that my new penis was waiting
for me.
... a riot.

> Gmail makes me more "confident" you see. 

You know, I think I'm learning that I think gmail really sucks. I've
never actually used web-based e-mail (and I've never really understood
why anybody who has an actual internet connection would in the first
place), so I don't really know what it's enticing feature(s) is/are. But
I sure can say that I get a ***t-load of spam from gmail accounts, and
that gmail either does not have an abuse mechanism in place, or simply
refuses to respond to it's use. 
Whatever the case, gmail is the new hotmail in my admin life. In fact,
aol has fallen to 4th place on my personal list of "The Rings of Hell".
gmail, hotmail, yahoo, aol, in that order.


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