Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov

  • Mood:
  • Music:

e-mail is broken

In the past several hours, thousand of people have been offered teenage pornography in an unsolicited e-mail message bearing my personal e-mail address. The message was not actually sent by me, of course, but by evil spammers who stole my identity for the purpose. How do I know? I'm getting hundreds of bounce messages for dead e-mail addresses on the spammers' lists. Why are they doing this? Because they can. E-mail is broken.

Now my address probably made it into several thousand blacklists worldwide. I await redemption by technology.

  • A Riddle

    חידה: מהי לִמּוּדִיוּת בעברית טרום-משכילית של המאה הי"ט? התגובות תוסתרנה למשך שבוע, כדי לתת לכולם להציע ניחושים. הכי כיף בלי לעיין במילון, כמובן.

  • Shah of Shahs / Ryszard Kapuściński

    Exactly 38 years ago, Khomeini returned to Iran from his exile in France, and set in motion the Islamic Revolution of Iran. A little over a year…

  • On Immigrants

    Speaking of immigrants, Sir Ian McKellen would like to offer this passage, from the Elizabethan play Sir Thomas More: GEORGE. Marry, the removing…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment