Are you fed up with companies and agencies that send you email from addresses that can't receive incoming mail, requiring you to go to their websites and fill out data on a page if you want to communicate with them? Sometimes even after sending email from an organization's site, what I'll get back from them in response is a form letter -- sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming mail.
I recently figured out a good response to this practice. When you fill out an offending institution's web form, instead of putting your email address in the "from" field, include it in the body of your message. That way they can still get back to you -- but only if someone actually reads what you wrote. Meanwhile in the field that asks for your email address, put their own non-working address instead. That way if their system is set up to generate meaningless auto-response form letter fluff, they'll just be sending it to themselves and it will create an internal loop.
If you've seen the movie "Brazil," you should appreciate the beauty of this solution.
Happy New Year, everyone!
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