Personally, I find most of the junk mail entertaining and quite good for morale. And right now, raising morale should be a top priority around here!
Some people want to censor the endless watercooler that is the junk mailing list.
There have been a number of complaints by a number of persons in various ranks about a number of other person's contributions (or the believed lack there of) to JUNK MAIL. In fact, several of the complaints have requested the restriction of certain persons from sending junk mail at all. I would like to remind all of you on JUNK mail, that JUNK mail is exactly what the name implies....JUNK!!!!! You get exactly what you ask for...JUNK! There are other distribution files designed for distribution to ENGINEERS, EVERYBODY, etc. The JUNK list was added so that persons interested in non work related items could share a common distribution file! I have discussed this matter with a few persons, system people included, and for the most part, we have come up with a few, very easy solutions to the complaints. If you are receiving JUNK mail from people which you find annoying or bothersome, here is what to do: 1). When the message appears on your screen, simply DELETE it immediately and go on to the next message. This takes 3 SECONDS! I think that inconvenience can be tolerated! 2). You can read it then delete it (if your inclined to self abuse). This takes 15 to 30 seconds. But why bother if you don't like that persons mail!! 3). You could write a COM file to run at login time which goes through you mail file and removes letters from the bothersome people. Frankly, I would forget this method!!! 3). If your still bothered, simply tell Dave Shepperd, Steve Suttles, or myself, and we will be more than happy to REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE JUNK LIST! That way, your NEVER bothered by anyone! Problem solved!!! In contrast to the above and in defense of one very good argument against JUNK mail (I will not say from whom it came), one problem still exists! Namely, persons spending too much of their time creating such JUNK masterpieces (such as this). It is believed in these cases, that the offending person's manager should be responsible for any such restriction or limitation to be placed on that person. But please keep in mind that if such a person wishes to use his/her own time (lunch or after work) for writing such "garbage", then the complaining parties should once again see the solutions above. Personally, I find most of the junk mail entertaining and quite good for morale. And right now, raising morale should be a top priority around here! It takes no more that 10 minutes out of my day to read the mail, and if I think it may take longer, I print it, take it home, and read it later!
Apr 05, 1984