It’s my birthday today; call me Jean-Baptiste (a fête worse than death) …
Anyway, I wanted to thank my folks for sending me a card and a gift certificate, so I sent this message:
Subject: thank you!
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 06:53
To: Mum & Dad
I got the Amazon certificate and the card — thank you so much!
What did I get a few minutes later?
Remote-MTA: dns; mail-in.freeserve.com
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 Error: Message content rejected
That’s right; I triggered a virus filter. So all because of bugs in an expensive operating system that I don’t use, I can’t say thanks to my parents.