Thursday, September 29, 2005

Just Stop it Already

Once upon a time, sending an automatic response to an email with a virus attached made a bit of sense. The person may well have had an infected computer and not realised that there was a problem.

In these days with spoofed from addresses, it no longer makes any sense whatsoever to send a response to the official From: address. NONE. The IP address shows a completely different domain was the origin of the virus, nothing at all to do with the computer or IP that I'm using.

So stop sending those damned automatic responses. They are a waste of bandwidth, they don't get to those they need to get to. They could cause some people to panic thinking that their computer is infected when it isn't. And they annoy the hell out of me. Obviously I believe that the last is the most important reason of all.

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