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Cranky at little 'exploitable' Outlook foibles?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

There used to be a bug in Outlook and Outlook Express's handling of uuencode (remember that?) that meant if you began a message with "begin" and two spaces, it would render the rest of the message unreadable. A few people on the WLUG mailing list tried using "begin Β  quoted message from X", until we politely pointed out to them that some people are forced to, or choose to, use a Windows mail client, and it's bad advocacy to stop them from being able to read your messages.

Other variations on the theme pop up every now and then; here's one on a message from jdub this morning, with a little less angry and a little more style.

If you're interested, it is put there by X-Message-Flag. And it's easy to do.