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27-Jul-2012, 10:55 AM #1
Angry Unwanted email
This is not exactly a spam issue, but frustrating just the same.

I use Thunderbird for my email and am generally well satisfied with it.

A recent annoyance is the following:

An email sender who I did not know prior to his correspondence started sending messages of a political nature. I do not mind open and free discussion of this type, but felt obligated to respond to opinions that differed from mine. He soon responded anger-ally and resorted to name calling and blocked all of my further correspondence.

Ok, that suited me fine, since I was beginning to regard him as a bit of an intolerant fool.

The problem is, he keeps sending me his messages while my responses to cease and desist are blocked: "Remote SMTP server has rejected address".

Of course, I put a filter on his address to redirect them to trash, but I also put a Cease and Desist auto response to to his messages which causes "Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed" message coming in to my mailbox as a result of all of his new messages. The jerk continues to keep me on his address list but blocks my responses.

I guess the easiest solution is to remove my response message and just let his future messages to go into the trash folder and let that be the end of it.
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27-Jul-2012, 11:09 AM #2
Remove the auto-response, send his messages to the trash, and move on. There's nothing you can do to force him to stop sending you e-mail messages. Whatever "Cease and Desist" thing you're sending each other is not legally binding agreement.
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27-Jul-2012, 03:54 PM #3
Exactly right! Just needed to describe the hubris of some dudes who believe they have the sole possession of truth and eschew the opinion of others.
Thanks for listening.
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