Sunday, January 25, 2009

Replies to "donotreply@..."

On reading an automated message confirming a flight last week, I starting musing on whether anyone ever, in a bored moment perhaps, reads the replies people send to "donotreply@" email addresses. I think there's a great stocking filler book in there somewhere! Just imagine... from the mundane queries to the most profound of outpourings. Reams of this material is sat on the world's email servers, unsighted by human eyes. We should begin a quest to explore this lost world.

Then an Internet search turned up the strangest of phenomenon. Many automated emails are sent with the reply having a "" domain address and someone actually owns that domain. Read more on The Consumerist about what he finds.

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