My Week So Far

Moron: “Our mail server is blacklisted in SpamCop. I need you to fix it. I’m trying to send an important email out.”

Me: “Didn’t you tell me last week that you were going to start doing your part to end spam by sending all of your spam to SpamCop?”

Moron: “Yeah. What does that have to do with this?”

Me: “Did you teach SpamCop your mail server IPs? Did you read the instructions?”

Moron: “Sure I read them. Didn’t see how I’d tell them my mail server IPs. Why would our mail server be blacklisted now? This is really inconvenient — this mail has to go out right now. You need to do a better job of securing our mail server so this doesn’t happen.”

Somehow I think he’ll complain when I lock him out of his own mail server, so this doesn’t happen again.

In other news I’m hoping to get some of those Nazi rally photos up, but it’s just not happening with all the other stuff going on. Hopefully after Sylvia opens tomorrow night I’ll have some time again.

2 thoughts on “My Week So Far”

  1. Thats about as good as one of my small nonprof clients
    Them: “We’re blacklisted by SORBS. FIX IT!!”

    Me: “Thats because you’re on a residential class cable modem, host your own mail, and don’t smarthost…they’ll never unban you. You WILL have to switch over to the new cable modem platform(and biz class service) like I’ve been telling you about for the last 2 years.”

    Them: “You just don’t want to fix it! We NEED this to work NOW!”

    Me: “Ok…its going to take 2 or 3 weeks to get the modem install and DNS moved and what not. Be prepared”
    (They’re a 8-10 hour a week client and as usual, EVERYTHING is a priority)

    You can guess the rest…

  2. Ahhh, the joys of consulting…. I think you’re a consultant, right?

    I think we’ve all been in this situation, so frustrating. I’ve found that letting things break is the best solution to motivate people to change their behavior with the systems they own. Human nature, I guess.

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