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Thoughtful critique of something in our culture, politics, or society.

Antiquated and Alienating Spam Defense

Dear Earthlink Users:

If I send you an email and receive the following automated reply, please know that I do not waste any further time trying to connect with you.

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

May I suggest that you look for a better way to deal with spam? There are many options to control spam that do not alienate the good people who are trying to reach you.

That is all.

You know you’re old when . . .

You know you’re old when you hear a music critic say, “Beyonce is important in the way that Madonna was important to music in the 90’s.”

Huh? Madonna was important?

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