spurious characters in cvs-all subject
dan at langille.org
Mon Mar 31 04:31:14 PST 2003
On 31 Mar 2003 at 4:37, Andrew Boothman wrote:
> Larry Sica wrote:
> >>> A square box after right after "cvs commit:". I saw it in this
> >>> message:
> >>> http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=130598+0+current/cvs-
> >>> all
> >> 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.
Yes, I saw it there too. It might be a new-line charcter, a tab,
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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