Techdirt has an article up today talking about something rather amusing which should be obvious but, I guess just isn’t.
You know how when you receive a confirmation email or something similar, often the address is something @ donotreply.com? well, someone actually owns that domain, and yes he really does get all those emails. It’s not just people who don’t realize that their not supposed to be replying to the address, it’s a lot of internal emails as well.
The problem stems from network admins either not realizing that these emails actually go some where (which you should if your a network admin), or they don’t want to burden their own server with all the emails and don’t care. These aren’t just small unimportant companies either. We’re talking about companies like Capital One and Verizon just to name a couple.
The person who owns this domain has a blog and posts some rather amusing emails that h receives. The ethics of this might be somewhat questionable but really, he didn’t ask to get these emails right?