Andrew Kuchling akuchlin at
Wed Dec 12 16:10:37 CET 2001

Tim Hammerquist <tim at> writes:
> "XXX" has also been used to identify an email, particularly in an AOL
> mailbox.  ;)

On the DB-SIG, people often replace the username and password with
'xxx' when giving sample code.  At least one subscriber's domain
unfailingly sends a note to the list admin address informing me that
the message has been held due to possibly obscene content, and it'll
be sent onward after being inspected.

Whoever's inspecting those messages must be getting rather annoyed at
this point.

--amk                                                  (
I sit here for hours. It's like sitting amongst lighthouses, each
lighthouse giving you a bearing on lost spaces of time...
    -- Peter Greenaway, _A Zed and Two Noughts_

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