Overzealous email filter



  •  Back in college I worked for my school's IT department doing on site support for staff.  I was exposed to a lot of very interesting WTFs at that job but one I remember was a ticket filed by an admissions counselor regarding emails from her supervisor and others not being delivered.  She'd missed an important discussion because after a certain point she was not recieving the messages.  I checked the conversation on another machine to verify she was still being CC'd, which she was.  It was pretty puzzling until I had her supervisor re-forward part of the conversation to her, while I watched her inbox I saw a message arrive and immediately vanish.  She had no other folders and it wasn't in deleted items, spam, or anywhere.  It turned out that she'd setup a few email filtering rules to keep her from having to read profane emails, there was a whole list of words that if matched to an email would cause that email to be deleted outright, not just placed in deleted items.

     

    Her boss's email?  Well, at one point he invited everyone out for cocktails.



  • A clbuttic mistake.



  •  She also missed out on free tickets to the Cece Peniston concert.



  • I wonder if the teacher's buttistant could still get emails through?



  • @da Doctah said:

     She also missed out on free tickets to the Cece Peniston concert.
     

    I really wonder how a mediocre penis joke can apparently be so strong conceptually that a one-hit singer from my childhood and never heard from since gets mentioned in a forum post in 2011.



  • @dhromed said:

    @da Doctah said:

     She also missed out on free tickets to the Cece Peniston concert.
     

    I really wonder how a mediocre penis joke can apparently be so strong conceptually that a one-hit singer from my childhood and never heard from since gets mentioned in a forum post in 2011.

     

    I'm from Phoenix where she qualifies as a local girl, and around here she's been considered "bubbling under" all this time.



  • @da Doctah said:

    I'm from Phoenix where she qualifies as a local girl, and around here she's been considered "bubbling under" all this time.

    ... what does that mean? Should I be afraid? I'm afraid.



  • @dhromed said:

    I really wonder how a mediocre penis joke can apparently be so strong conceptually that a one-hit singer from my childhood and never heard from since gets mentioned in a forum post in 2011.


    That would be ten top 50 entries hits in the UK, unless you also count the one she had with Overweight Pooch. Which may explain the 'bubbling under.' (BOOM! BOOM!)



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @da Doctah said:
    I'm from Phoenix where she qualifies as a local girl, and around here she's been considered "bubbling under" all this time.

    ... what does that mean? Should I be afraid? I'm afraid.

     

    If you can't even understand simple Billboard jargon like "bubbling under" or "with a bullet", I'm afraid there's just no point in continuing this discussion.


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