My hotmail e-mail took on a mind of it's own and started to e-mail some link to everyone in the contacts list. Since I no longer use my hotmail account I had no idea it was happening. So I signed in to over 2,000 new e-mails (almost all junk, maybe four or five were from real people and those were to tell me I've been hacked). I had failure to deliver notices up the wazoo, so I could tell when an e-mail had been sent...I even got the e-mail (because apparently I had myself in my contacts list...I don't know what that was all about).
Anyway, so I composed an e-mail and just sent it to everyone in my contacts list...as I know that I actually don't know everyone in my contacts list (I don't know where they came from, but I've seen names I don't recoonize) I threw in a stranger clause at the end. Here is what I said:
It has come to my attention that my e-mail has been sending out spam. I don't even check this e-mail so you can imagine that I am upset that it has taken on a mind of it's own. I apologize for it's delinquency. In any case I will no longer be using this e-mail address (since I haven't really been using it for over a year now anyway). If you need to contact me, or would like to get back in touch my e-mail is @gmail.com (removed to prevent further spam). If you are receiving this e-mail and don't know who I am, that's fine, I probably don't know who you are either. In that case, let's just pretend this never happened. Thanks everyone!
So, that should take care of that. ...I hope.
In other news, in an effort to go green (which usually just means - spend less money and bulk up our profit) my company has decided to give us our choice of a coffee mug or a water bottle. Being the non-coffee drinker I am I went with the water bottle (plus, I already have a mug, it's holding my discolored sweatarts). Anyway, I got my water bottle today, and the sad thing is, it's probably the highlight of my morning. I was so happy, I went and washed it and filled it up with water and while I was walking back to my desk my arms were swinging, I was smiling, and little cartoon birds and squirrels sang a happy tune.
Yup - despite the e-mail hacking life is good.