spurious characters in cvs-all subject
andrew at cream.org
Sun Mar 30 19:37:44 PST 2003
Larry Sica wrote:
>>> A square box after right after "cvs commit:". I saw it in this
>> I noticed them too viewing my mail in Mozilla 1.3b in several commit
>> messages on cvs-all. They seem to be the standard character that
>> Mozilla uses when it doesn't know how to render a character as they
>> turn up in large quantites in 90% of the spam I get.....
> Most likely they had a character in there that the mail app couldnt
> render like mentioned above, i've seen it with non-standard charsets.
> Odds are they are not using the same charset or a charset your mailer
> had an issue with...
I'm sure it's something like that, that doesn't explain how it managed
to turn up in a few commit messages a few hours apart and then never be
seen again. A cvs commit mail sure doesn't use unusual characters in
it's subject line.
Also, I just noticed the box appearing again in the subject of a recent
mail to -announce about that new sendmail exploit. Did you see it there
Dan? But strangely not in the identical post to -security-announcements
which I also got.
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