[spambayes-dev] Interesting unsure

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Jun 25 17:45:45 EDT 2003

    Barry> On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 16:37, Skip Montanaro wrote:
    >> the subject had umlauts over many of the vowels:
    >> ousp Wänt to makë löve likë a teën?

    Barry> This is a good argument for tiered spam defenses.  I doubt such a
    Barry> message would get through python.org for example.  8-bit
    Barry> characters in Subject headers are not legal according to RFC
    Barry> 2822.

Maybe so, but what's to keep the spammers from doing the correct
quoted-printable dance with the subject, you know:

    Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?...=

?  Would I see the umlauts in my MUA or not?  If so, it doesn't really
matter whether they faked the header or not.  I'm running Sendmail 8.11.6.
It let it through.  (The message was sent to webmaster at mojam.com.)


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