[spambayes-dev] Interesting unsure
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
Greg Ward <gward at python.net> http://www.gerg.ca/
When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.
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