What a great story! Technology is good ... until it isn't :)
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andrew L Hickner
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 3:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] A bit of Monday morning, library tech amusement
I love this story! Thanks for sharing.
Andy Hickner, MSI
Librarian for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Seton Hall University | Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
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From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Allen Seelye
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 1:11 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] A bit of Monday morning, library tech amusement
Last Thursday, someone used our Library Document Station to send something to a generic email address at Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has an auto-responder for that email address, and it sent a message back. I have an auto-responder set up for the email address that our LDS sends from, and it sent a response to their auto-responder, to which it... auto-responded. They have been having that conversation since Thursday afternoon, to the tune of 6168 messages sent back and forth.
I discovered this about 8:30 this morning, and as much as it pained me to intervene in this budding, auto-responder romance, I finally put a stop to it. Myself and a sysadmin at Wells Fargo had a pretty good chuckle over it.
Python is fun.
Assistant Network Administrator
Missoula Public Library
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