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"Wayne Steele" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| I can understand your shock and alarm,
| but wouldn't your complaints be better heard through the proper channels?
Possibly. But I don't fancy writing back to a bot.
| I see that your email address is at nyct.net, which appears to be an ISP
| in New York City. This looks like a "service" they offer their customers.
NYCT has nothing to do with this. The bot that generated this notice is
at flowserve.com, not at nyct.net. Someone is subscribed to this list in
a fashion such that the list distribution passes through flowserve.com for
delivery. Quite possibly the bot's *intended* recipient is this someone.
Possibly also the bot can't tell the difference between private email (in
which case a notification to the originator might be appropriate) and a
mailing list distribution. I don't know.
What I do know is that the old days are over, where one could pursue this
in private email with a reasonable chance of addressing someone clueful.
Stupidities like this continue to occur because people *don't* know and
*don't* care. Maybe *public* ridicule and opprobrium - the clue-by-four
that seems increasingly necessary these days - could make a difference.