spammer on list

John G. Heim jheim at
Sun Nov 13 21:39:59 UTC 2016

The device comes configured that way. That is why so many people have it 
in their sig. On my ipod, I changed it to "Scent from my ipod" scent as 
in smell. But my phone might still have the original sig.

On 11/13/2016 02:43 PM, Christopher Chaltain wrote:
> I figured the original intent of these signatures was just free 
> advertising. I first noticed them when I'd see signatures like "This 
> email message was scanned for viruses by some anti-virus application." 
> I personally don't feel any more secure seeing a message like this 
> since it would be trivial for a virus to insert this line itself. I do 
> see some value in letting people know you're sending a message from a 
> device where you may not be comfortable with text input.
> On 13/11/16 12:26, Tim Chase wrote:
>> On November 13, 2016, Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
>>> Honestly, I've never understood the "sent from x" meme. Like anyone
>>> really gives a damn whether you were on your smartphone, or home
>>> computer, or a school computer when you typed a message.
>> The original intent of the "sent from my 
>> iPhone/Blackberry/Palm/whatever"
>> was to convey "I'm typing this on a device where input is difficult,
>> so please forgive spelling & grammar errors and please excuse the
>> terseness of the reply."
>> It sorta morphed into a bragging about the technologically
>> advanced device you had, and then has since adopted a bit of a jokey
>> feel about it.  So I've seen jokes about old hardware such as "Sent
>> from my PDP-11" or "Sent from my Apple II".  There are also jokey
>> ones about Internet of Things devices such as "Sent from my
>> toaster/refrigerator".
>> But yeah, at this point in history, nobody really cares from which
>> device you send email.  They all do it. (grins)
>> -tim
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