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Re: ScanMail Message: To Sender, sensitive content found and action t aken. (fwd)

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Thu Aug 16 03:06:01 2001

On Wed, 15 Aug 2001 23:21:43 EDT, John Fraizer <[email protected]>  said:
> >Trend SMEX Content Filter has detected sensitive content.
> >Warning message from administrator:
> >Sender, Content filter has detected a sensitive e-mail.
> God!  What on earth in my email was sexually discriminatory?  I don't like
> SPAMMERS.  I don't care if they're male, female or hermaphrodite.  No
> discrimination.  They should all be shot on site!

I got one of those too.  I think it's because I said:

"it's more secure, but a batch to fix things from home" (s/ ba/ bi/)

Obligatory operational reference:  Networks are being administered by
alledged humanoids of uncertain combinations of species, chromosome count,
and DNA configuration of X/Y/Z chromosomes, but who are sufficiently
lacking in cranial horsepower to be willing to accept that a simple
regexp will actually detect utterances designed to cause mental distress.
Their management has decided that they are mentally unable to look at an
E-mail, see that the mail originated elsewhere, and take up issues of
content with the author, and must be protected from possibly being so
upset by said content that they will sue upper management by accident,
thereby lowering shareholder return.

These same humanoids in need of protection from the basic realities of
E-mail on a worldwide network are also responsible for doing complicated tasks
like setting default routes on web servers.

/Valdis (who is perfectly aware that there isn't usually a Z ;)