I had written,
| > So, Mr. Spencer, maybe it was a bad decision to write from
| > list @
com (just as it was to misspell "Cochise"),
| > but it didn't happen by accident. Your company continued to write
| > from it and even typed it into the .signature; that sounds pretty
| > much like a decision to me.
Graham Spencer responded,
| Please note that even though we sent the apologetic mail from the
| wrong host, we did include a valid email address (list @
| *not* list @
com) in that apology. (In fact, we mentioned
| list @
com three times,
... and Jeff Young's or any other real person's address zero times ...
| and never mentioned list @
| in the body of the message.) Jeff simply didn't realize that sending
| from cochese.atext.com was the source of the problem, so he repeated
| the mistake in his second mailing.
We've a misunderstanding here, Mr. Spencer. There are two very separable
issues: the host in the return address and the only username supplied for
responses. I thought that your earlier apology was for the latter; you've
now explained that it was for the former. You appear to stand by the latter.
What I said the first time referred to Mr. Young's withholding any contact
information other than the "list" address: that part was a decision, not
an accident. The .signature address was list @
com and not
com, but it still was list @
| It was definitely *not* a decision...
Including "cochese" may have been fortuity, but using "list" was design, and
so was omitting any address that reaches a person instead of a daemon.
| To paraphrase Hanlon's razor: "never attribute to malice what can
| adequately be explained by a lack of knowledge".
Right; I said that it was a *bad* decision, not that it was a *mean* one.
| PS: "cochese" is named after a fictional character; the spelling is
| deliberate (unlike our mailing from list @
Let me guess: this fictional character admired Cochise but couldn't spell?
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