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DoNotReply.com

Great little story from the Washington Post about the guy who owns donotreply.com and therefore receives tons of emails replies from people meant to go to companies (who use the @donotreply.com on outgoing mail they don’t want people to reply to directly or at all). On his blog he documents some of the worst offenders from a privacy perspective (including banks and the government) and asks for donations (though does not require them) to remove the post.

March 25, 2008