I 'll bet the net nanny program really chucked a wobbly when it encountered
>Sorry friends if I'm overloading your inboxes, but you must see this. I
copied Andrew Taylor's message on bird codes to John Shipman at the New
Mexico Institute of Mining and
>Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. It included the names of some
Australian bird species. Here is the error msg I received in response:
>Mail Administrator wrote:
>> This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:
>> Your message was not delivered because the destination computer refused
>> to accept it (the error message is reproduced below). <snip>
>> Your message was rejected by mailhost.nmt.edu for the following reason:
>> 5.3.0 This look like some australian teenage sex spam. Sorry.
Please contact 'postmaster' at or 505-835-5748 for
>Looking at the rejected message, I think I can ascertain what upset that
oh-so-prudish American computer. It included such offensive terms as
'bush', 'breasted' and 'bellied'.
>Even 'bird'! What about 'log-runner': sound kinky, eh? Though just where
the 'teenage' part enters the discussion I cannot tell!
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