Well played, IT. Well played.

Standard

Are all IT departments at companies like the one at my place of business? See below.

I got this email in my inbox yesterday afternoon, in response to an event invite I sent out:

—–Original Message—–

From: administrator@randomcompany.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:19 PM

To: Renee M.

Subject: Symantec Mail Security detected prohibited content in a message sent from your address  

Location of the message:  SMTP

Sender of the message: <Renee M> Subject of the message:  Payment Confirmation/Receipt for XYZ event

 

The message was Quarantined

 

This was done due to the following Symantec Mail Security settings:

Scan: Auto-Protect

Rule: New rule for Body Words

Violating term(s):

                Penis (Matchlist name : Message Body Words)

 YES. You read that right. Someone’s system server is accusing me of sending an email with the word PENIS in it! PENIS!

 

 

So I forward it to the smartest guys in the office,  my IT Help Desk folks. Big mistake. HUGE.

—–Original Message—–
From: Renee M.

Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:05 PM
To: IT Help Desk (Please use Track-It!)
Subject: FW: Symantec Mail Security detected prohibited content in a message sent from your address  

What is this?!?!?

As a result, I got a smart ass answer. I nearly choked to death on my morning coffee when I came in the next morning to this answer:

From: Helpful Yet Smart Ass IT guy #1

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:19 AM
To: Renee M

Cc: IT Help Desk (Please use Track-It!)
Subject: RE: Symantec Mail Security detected prohibited content in a message sent from your address

 

  1. pe·nis/ˈpēnis/
Noun:
  1. The male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other…
  2. A type of male copulatory organ present in some invertebrates, such as gastropod mollusks.

He followed this nugget of knowledge with this statement: Apparently you guys need to know what you are talking about before educating the general public.

And just in case that wasn’t enough:

From: Helpful Yet Smart Ass IT guy #2

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:23 AM
To: Helpful Yet Smart Ass IT guy #1; Renee M
Cc:  IT Help Desk (Please use Track-It!)
Subject: RE: Symantec Mail Security detected prohibited content in a message sent from your address 

That’s a mouthful!!

TRUE. EFFING. STORY.

I’ve since been advised that I was spared their original response, which involved wikipedia.

Another day in the life of a Sunburnt Peach.

 

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2 responses »

    • I did not! I swear!! ROTFL… I came in today, and they asked me what the new “word of the day” was… I told them the word of the day was “yall suck”. I believe they are currently breaking that down via Urban Dictionary. 🙂

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