I had this in my inbox this afternoon.
I apologize for this automatic reply to your email.
To control spam, I now allow incoming messages only from senders I have approved beforehand.
If you would like to be added to my list of approved senders, please fill out the short request form (see link below). Once I approve you, I will receive your original message in my inbox. You do not need to resend your message. I apologize for this one-time inconvenience.
This is one of those situations where email spam control has gone overboard.
This is an email that was set to my admin mailbox because someone signed up for one of my bulletin boards with an email address protected by this hairbrained scheme! If an online service that you are registering for, needs to confirm THEIR existence to your email server before they can confirm YOUR existence, you will never, ever, ever, ever finish the sign up process. To add insult to injury, the confirmation asks for all sorts of information from you such as last and first name, a short message to appease the recipient Gods and even a stupid captcha with a derogatory “Visually impaired? Click here” link!
Spam is annoying and I deal with it everyday. However, I draw the line at inconveniencing others. If you are signed up with Earthlink for your email, turn this SpamBlocker junk off. It is annoying, useless and it turns people off from trying to contact you at all.
Get anything from me yet? No? Good!