[NTLK] USB to serial
Dennis B. Swaney
romad at aol.com
Wed Dec 8 11:22:49 EST 2010
On 08/12/10 03:05PST, Lord Groundhog wrote:
> ~~~ On 2010/12/08 03:07, Dennis B. Swaney at romad at aol.com wrote ~~~
>>>> This reads like a sneaky bit of spam, doesn't it?
>> It's not. It is an app available for Android and Blackberry phones that
>> read email and text messages out loud for handsfree driving. Looks like
>> it has an auto-reply feature also.
> Thanks for the clarification, Dennis. I guess this is where I say "Oops!"
> All too often, "auto-reply feature" = auto-spam feature. There are still
> people out there whose "vacation reply feature" send out "Joe Blogs is on
> holiday until too long from now. Your e-mail will receive his attention as
> soon as he returns" *every* time the lists they belong to send out anything,
> because they didn't set it to auto-reply only once. On a busy list that
> gets crazy, quickly. But at least those replies are about the person, and
> don't usually send out software ads.
> This thing looked like someone's e-mail service had been hijacked. My
> mistake, eh?
I understand where you're coming from. What it looks like to me is when
the app reads the message, it generates an auto-reply email that
includes the ad at the bottom. Then the sender's device adds the sig
line and sends out the message, I wonder if it does the same for Text
messages and what one would look like, though.
As for 1-time auto-replies, I wasn't aware that was possible. Then
again, I don't use auto-reply (I can't even find an option on
Thuderbird), so it isn't surprising.
Dennis B. Swaney
Newton MP 2100
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