Tag Archives: Mailing list

The Autorespond Trap

I’ve written before about the general dodginess of “away notification emails” automatically set up to respond to incoming emails. Such messages usually go along the lines of: I will be out of the office from 12/08/2006 to 13/08/2006 hunting gazelle in the Liposuction Basin. For urgent matters, pl contact Ms Elbowgrinder/ Mr Headstrong at Tel… Read More »

News: How Not To Fight Spam

 From the How Does This Work Again Dept? comes news of a company that pays spammers to take your name off their list. But the whole thing depends on trusting spammers, which is too early in the morning to find a suitable analogy for. Wired reports that Global Removal charges subscribers a $5 lifetime fee… Read More »