Seems someone in the world of suburban Maryland quasi-governmental agencies has an excellent Spam filter.

The following e-mail comes from a Maryland resident who e-mailed the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission on Sunday night to say that the water wasn’t working.

Please note that this e-mail was directed to the commission’s emergency response center.

————— Forwarded message ————— From: Barracuda Spam Firewall Date: Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 5:13 PM Subject: **Message you sent blocked by our bulk email filter** To: [REDACTED]

Your message to: was blocked by our Spam Firewall. The email you sent with the following subject has NOT BEEN DELIVERED:

Subject: Water Out

Final-Recipient: rfc822; Action: failed Status: 5.7.1 Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 5.7.1 Message content rejected, UBE, id=19786-01-72 Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 17:13:23 -0400 (EDT)