Hey, that was a great spam-killer at my last job!

This sysadmin pilot fish works for a construction company, where setting up big printer/copiers at job sites is part of IT's work.

"We quite often set these machines up to scan to email," says fish. "This particular job gets a new printer, so we go through the process of getting it set up to print and scan.

"Everything tests fine, and for 30 people it all works.

"Then I get a call from a new guy who says he isn't getting the scans from the printer, so I spend time checking the printer, the mail server, routing -- and everything looks good.

"Finally, before I call the user back, I log in as him. Sure enough, I find that he set a rule to delete all emails from 'no-reply@domain.com.'"

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