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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

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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