[spambayes-dev] Interesting unsure

Greg Ward gward at python.net
Wed Jun 25 23:14:08 EDT 2003

On 25 June 2003, Barry Warsaw said:
> 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?
> This is a good argument for tiered spam defenses.  I doubt such a
> message would get through python.org for example.  8-bit characters in
> Subject headers are not legal according to RFC 2822.

Actually, it *would* get through python.org, because the regex I devised
requires 3 8-bit characters in a row -- precisely to allow this sort of
thing!  (Actually it's to avoid penalizing the occasional European who
uses a few unencoded Latin-1 chars, innocently unaware that (s)he's
violating an RFC.  Of couse this should never happen if people use
correct MUAs...)

Greg Ward <gward at python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
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