From: Raymond Kelly (ray at domain phbrink.com)
Date: Fri 16 Apr 1999 - 16:53:49 IST
There's a great way of putting a fairly quick end to the mindframe that
forwards this type of crap around
#1 for people in same company or wherever etc, requires you to have
control of your mail server & involves public abuse of the person who was
kind enuf to forward this notification on to your overworked & underpaid
Reply to clueless user (including verbatim copy of original mail)
abuse this person for being "thick as a ditch" & falling for BS
Inform them that their e-mail "privs" will be revoked until
further notice. Include any other rants that you believe worth
typing (though think hard about them b4 sending for obvious
cc this mail to "all at domain youcompany"
The only person not to get this mail will be the one that you are telling
off but they will manage to read it somehow so there's no need to
worry about the message not getting through plus you have made an example
I've done this twice here (the second person wasn't working here when the
first notice was sent around) and I have to say that it's VERY effective.
#2 someone outside your control sends you this shit
run one of those little 3 line mail-bomber scripts that e-mails a
prepared file with the same general message contained within.
Let it run for a few hours. ok you can kiss you bandwidth good
bye for a while, but I think that it's worth it in the long run
despite not being as effective as the first method.
& no I'm not a BOFH (unless pissed off)
On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Paul Curtayne wrote:
> I got this this morning - I am tired of this shit!
> Note the usual features: 'testimony' from a major player (IBM, AOL),
> please fowaard to everyone in your address book, mntion something
> people have heard of (Norton utilities)
> Also, note the use of 'MacIntosh';when was the last time you heard a
> Mac called a MacIntosh??
> I go this from a friend who works in a very large local financial
> services company-she siad she hgas received it from *five* separate
> members of the IT department!
> This is just stoopid!
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