Off topic: Sent from my Foo messages

Chris Rebert clp at
Thu Sep 25 04:55:57 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve at> wrote:
> I'm seeing more and more posts from various people, on this list and
> others, with statements like the following:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:45:35 -0400, David Di Biase wrote:
>> Sent from my iPhone
> Also "Sent from my Blackberry" and similar.
> Without wishing to be rude to David, who I'm sure is a nice guy and not
> at all the pretentious git that such a line makes him appear, are people
> adding this comment to the bottom of their posts, or is it something that
> their device automatically appends to the post?

It's on by default for the iPhone/iTouch but there's a setting to
change the signature (including to nothing). Don't know about the

> If people are adding it themselves, that's nice, I'm sure you're really
> excited about your new toy, but the rest of us don't care a monkey's
> toss. And if the device is automatically appending it, I think that's
> pretty damn rude and a good reason to avoid buying the obnoxious machines.

Eh, that's a bit extreme; though I admit it can sometimes be annoying
(but not very much).


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