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Friday, October 5, 2007

Clever Email Bounce Message

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Our email newsletter, Notes on the Weekend (NOW) goes out every Thursday. As soon as it goes, I get all the automated replies telling me who's on vacation, who's out of the office this week, etc.

This week, I got a bunch of identical messages from UVM accounts. I suspect that the university just canceled email accounts for a bunch of their alumni. Whatever the reason, all of the automated replies contained the same clever little poem:

My account was here, but now is not.
Your message, lost, the words forgot.
To contact me now,
I hope you know how,
Otherwise, contact me you will not.

Translation: This account has been closed and all mail is being rejected.

I was bummed to see that we lost a couple dozen newsletter subscribers, but this made me smile.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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