My daily WTF

The Daily WTF is a great source for humorous (and sometimes unbelievable) technical blunders.

About six years ago (before PEAR and such), I wrote a simple OO wrapper around PHP’s mail() function. I haven’t really touched the code, but I did slap a CC license on it last year.

Today, I got this email:

From: DANIEL CROWE <[email protected]>
Date: June 29, 2006 8:05:59 am PDT

Hello Paul Schreiber,

I saw your name in forum. I Humbly want
to know if you can write a php mailer script that can
send bulk mails and bypass spam filters. This is
needed to send bulk mails and delivers directly into
recipents inbox directly.

Do contact me back to [email protected].

Hope to read from you soon.


I’m not sure how to answer this one. As Mark-Jason Dominus explains:

Some questions are logically nonsensical because the querent thinks they know more than they do. A lot of these have the form “How do I use X to accomplish Y?” There’s nothing wrong with this, except that sometimes X is a chocolate-covered banana and Y is the integration of European currency systems.

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