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No, there's nothing you can do (209.2) - Mark's Journal
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No, there's nothing you can do (209.2)
My dad is annoyed by e-mail bounces that come back to him whenever spammers spoof his address to send whatever it is they're spamming. So are we all, but he always has to ask me whether there's really nothing he can fix... no matter how much I tell him it has nothing to do with his e-mail or his Mac. It's either one of his contacts who has his address in their address book, or someone who bought a mailing list, or someone who scraped the net, spoofing it, and there's nothing he or I or Google can do.

Today, I added, "If it makes you feel better, there's been so much complaining on the Cornell network administrator mailing list about the recent surges in spam that people are now complaining about the surge of complaining."
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vegantravels From: vegantravels Date: June 6th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
funny, it's actually so true, eventually people get used to whatever persistently wrong thing happens, and then it sort of becomes part of everyone's life, and as a result the complaining people legitimately complaining about the wrong thing are now viewed as a pest rather than the triggering initial wrong thing. societal psychological phenomenon I guess :)

happy bday!
theidolhands From: theidolhands Date: June 6th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Good point. Because if they built it, some parasite will take advantage and ruin it for everyone.

I understand your father's frustration though, it does seem something should be able to be done and it's not just annoying, but alarming in an era of constant identity theft.
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