I tried to send an email to someone tonight, someone I know but wouldn’t consider a close friend. I got this back:
I apologize for this automatic reply to your email.
To control spam, I now allow incoming messages only from senders I have approved beforehand.
If you would like to be added to my list of approved senders, please fill out the short request form (see link below). Once I approve you, I will receive your original message in my inbox. You do not need to resend your message. I apologize for this one-time inconvenience.
Click the link below to fill out the request:
Needless to say, I didn’t fill out the short request form, and therefore won’t be approved. And therefore, he won’t receive my email. I don’t know many people who use those spam-blockers,fortunately, because I really don’t like the implication that somehow I’m not worthy to send emails. What really bothers me is when people on mailing lists turn these things on – as a listowner, when I encounter someone doing this, I block them from the list. I hate spam as much as the next person, but this isn’t the way to handle it.
Changing the subject, I think the President is giving a pretty good speech tonight. A much different tone than his previous speeches. I’d give him a B+. Not that I agree with everything he said, but it was a good speech nonetheless.
Interesting – on the way out, the President walked right past Senator Lott. Shook hands before and after him, but not Trent’s.