Did the White House lower the email@example.com?
posted at 12:05 pm on August 17, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Almost two weeks after the White House launched its Snitch Central in order to get reports on political dissent over ObamaCare, it appears that the Obama administration and its chief propagandist have quietly thrown in the towel. Matt Drudge reported this morning that all e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org have begun bouncing back as undeliverable. Tom Maguire ran a test, as did I earlier this morning. This is what I got in return:
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed: email@example.com SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<firstname.lastname@example.org>: host mailhub-wh2.whitehouse.gov [184.108.40.206]: 550 5.2.1 <email@example.com>... The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck
Hmm. OK, let’s take a look at the website again, and its contact form:
If you have questions about health insurance reform or suggestions on what topics we should address next, please let us know.
Please refrain from submitting any individual’s personal information, including their email address, without their permission.
I think the entire effort is a “permanent error.” Unfortunately, if it passes, our money and our choices in health care won’t bounce back to us like this once it fails, as it will surely do.
Update: Fixed the formatting error that caused the message to run off the screen. And to answer a question from the comments, yes, I was trying to flag myself.
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