Update (24 June 2010): In response to a polite request from the owner of the email account in question, I have decided to redact the offending email address from this entry.
It’s amazing what some people will say to a complete stranger via email. For example, I received the following yesterday evening:
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 21:58
Subject: ott.forsale is dead, dude
as the title reads … stick you charter up a crev-ass
As far as I know I have never met [redacted]. While I am responsible for posting the various ott.* newsgroup charters, I don’t post one for ott.forsale because it’s not an official ott.* newsgroup. (It was replaced many years ago by three more focused groups, but some poorly managed news servers still list it.)
To [redacted], I say this: enjoy the spam, dude.