36.5 Mail Amusements
M-x spook adds a line of randomly chosen keywords to an outgoing
mail message. The keywords are chosen from a list of words that suggest
you are discussing something subversive.
The idea behind this feature is the suspicion that the
NSA1 snoops on
all electronic mail messages that contain keywords suggesting they might
find them interesting. (The NSA says they don't, but that's what they
would say.) The idea is that if lots of people add suspicious
words to their messages, the NSA will get so busy with spurious input
that they will have to give up reading it all.
Here's how to insert spook keywords automatically whenever you start
entering an outgoing message:
(add-hook 'mail-setup-hook 'spook)
Whether or not this confuses the NSA, it at least amuses people.
You can use the
fortune program to put a “fortune cookie”
message into outgoing mail. To do this, add
(add-hook 'mail-setup-hook 'fortune-to-signature)