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Friday, January 26, 2007


OK, so this is unrelated to anything, and it's certainly not the happy fun blog post I was hoping to write today (Flickr Fiction will come later, I swear), but can I just say how much I REALLY HATE IT when somebody asks to subscribe to the Cymdeithas Madog e-mail list and they give me an E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT DOESN'T WORK. (Yes, I'm currently the list manager, kinda sorta. I subscribe and unsubscribe people, anyway.) So what ends up happening is that I go to all the trouble (not really that much trouble) of subscribing them to the e-mail list, and waiting for the majordomo "command succeeded" message, and e-mailing the person a rather lengthy customized form response to their query, and then of course when I'm DONE with all that I get the bounce-back to my form response saying there's no such address.

The really annoying thing is, there's no good way to contact these people to tell them their e-mail address isn't working, when their e-mail address isn't working. I'm sure not going to CALL them.

It is just so wrong that I'm ending up this sort of techie person, when I'm really not cut out for it. Unless my dad was right and I was somehow meant to be an engineer. In which case, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Kill me now.


DaviMack said...

See, the thing is, you post their idiot email address someplace public ... and just wait. Say, on the front of your page, or that page, or someplace where it'll be found.

On the other hand, it's probably just their spam filters catching it, so they may not even know. And it may not be their fault that they have spam filters which are overly aggressive - blame that on the engineers!