People do such strange things. So strange that sometimes I think I really must be living on Mars. Try this:
Every time we send out an issue of this newsletter we get lots of mail returned by corporate spam filters that have taken objection to some word or phrase in the particular issue. Usually I can work out what term is triggering the response. Mostly it’s something really dumb, like in one issue, where we jokingly referred to USB as an acronym for "You son of a b-tch."
But after a recent issue, I got lots of bounces and I just couldn’t see what the spam filters were objecting to. So in desperation, I rang an Email Manager who had conveniently put his phone number on the bounce message. This is the conversation that took place when I asked him why the message was bounced:
"It got bounced because it contained the word ‘Spam’."
(Shocked pause from me.)