It’s gettin’ so you can’t say thank you no more

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!

Best Wishes,

What did I get a few minutes later?

Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: dns;
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.