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June 23, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: New Yorker auto-responder email

Mark Chackerian writes:

I sent a letter to the editor, to the New Yorker.  I received two automated responses:

1) an automated reply -- "Thanks for writing" etc. etc.


2) the same automated reply, with this return address: Out of Office AutoReply: A Letter to the Editor "themail, TNY" <>


If I'm getting an automated response from a computer, how can the COMPUTER be out of the office? 

I guess the computer is in the Hamptons for the weekend.



Anyway, this is just broken and stupid. Still, barely anyone writes to the editor, I guess (because it's so badly written). VERDICT: BROKEN!!!!!!

Posted by: Maxaxle at June 23, 2007 06:48 PM

I guess that the original response email was CC'd to someone else (the editor?) who was out of the office and returned that message.

It's a good job you weren't out of the office too... otherwise your respective computers would have spent the entire weekend emailing each other.

Posted by: fmgazette at June 24, 2007 12:49 PM

^And imagine what would happen if both computers had email programs that quoted the message they were replying too:


Posted by: TIBE4ME at June 25, 2007 12:20 PM

hey, computers work hard too.

Posted by: Demache at June 25, 2007 04:04 PM

You broke the page!!

Posted by: HashiriyaGDB at June 28, 2007 04:43 PM

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