Listen, we need to talk. It’s about your Earthlink spam blocker. The one that does this:
I apologize for this automatic reply to your email.
To control spam, I now allow incoming messages only from senders I have approved beforehand.
If you would like to be added to my list of approved senders, please fill out the short request form (see link below). Once I approve you, I will receive your original message in my inbox. You do not need to resend your message. I apologize for this one-time inconvenience.
Click the link below to fill out the request:
I realize that this has its uses and I’m sure it cuts down on the amount of spam you get.
But, there are better ways. Much, much better ways. And if you’ve been wondering why you never get your activation e-mails for things that you sign up for, that’s pretty much why. You wouldn’t believe how many of these responses we get every day for PingMe and Tempo. We always try to do you the favor and click the links when we have time, but lately there are so many (now requiring us to fill out a form), that we can’t really keep up.
Do everyone a favor, turn that thing off. Cut down on the amount of mail flying around the internet.