how computers converse

Some mailing list I seem to be on is on one of those surreal email circles where everyone tells everyone else they’re automatically out of the office, each automated response triggering a new automated response from someone else’s computer. My favourites are these:

Due to exceptionally high volumes of Spam Mail, we have been forced toGreetings,

This message has been automatically generated in response to the
creation of a trouble ticket regarding: “Linux Game Publishing Antispam – Your message is being held”, a summary of which appears below.

There is no need to reply to this message right now. Your ticket has been
assigned an ID of [rt.dreamhack.se #26387].

Please include the string: [rt.dreamhack.se #26387] in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. To do so, you may reply to this message.

Thank you,
info@rt.dreamhack.se

Isn’t technology glorious?

23. May 2007 by Jill
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