11 January 2007
In search of brains
Night before last, I sent an email to a friend of mine who has an Earthlink account; it bounced with the following curt notice:
550 550 Dynamic/zombied/spam IPs blocked. Write email@example.com (in reply to MAIL FROM command)
As it happens, Earthlink is blocking mail from DreamHost mail servers, and DH hasn't been able to get the block removed. This isn't exactly earth-shaking news and I can send mail, if I have to, from Hotmail, from my cable provider, even through Earthlink itself (I have a dialup account there for backup) but I still feel just slightly insulted.
Then again, if you fuse all those complaints together, you get Dynamic Zombie Spam, which I think is a helluva good band name.