spam blockers was PBS Officers on the move

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:15:00 PDT
I have to write to a lot of people (currently I'm the registrar for an  
upcoming convention) and I get very annoyed when my message to say  
someone's cheque has arrived safely is responded to by a message  
saying the person is trying to keep their incoming mail cleansed of  
any unwanted messages, so please read this squiggly puzzle and type  
what the squiggles are supposed to be (kind of difficult for aging  
eyes), and then if you pass the squiggle test, you get a little essay  
to write to say why you should be admitted to the blessed circle.  My  
message is usually not very cordial.

I consider it rude and inconsiderate for someone to assume their time  
is more valuable than mine.

And what they ought to know is that well-known people graciously  
answer queries - sometimes within the hour.  I've had kind responses  
from authors, newspaper columnists, famous gardeners, professors.

Diane Whitehead

On 26-Mar-11, at 5:45 PM, Jane McGary wrote:
> I'd like to remind you that if you would like e-mails answered, and  
> you block "unknown" senders, it is polite to add the person to whom  
> you are writing to your list of "acceptable" senders. I don't know  
> how other people feel about it, but I don't have time to jump  
> through hoops in order to answer an inquiry.

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