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Wednesday October 01, 2003
10:05 AM

A week of tiny cuts

[ #15004 ]
This has been "fun with email" week, starting with the problem that lead to the discovery that

  my $msg = new MIME::Lite(
      From => "Dave Smith <dws\@postcognitive.com>",
      ...

and

  my $msg = new MIME::Lite(
      From => "dws\@postcognitive.com",
      ...

produce significantly different email envelopes and headers, and that certain ISPs would filter out the former while letting the latter pass. (An archeological dig into MIME::Lite is on the short list for this week.) (Update: It was an old version of MIME::Lite.)

Then, one of my trusty procmail rules,

   :0
   * ^Content-type:.*html
   Mail/htmlspam

which has faithfully trapped 12,561 HTML-only spams this year, finally serves up a false-positive. And it's a message about scheduling a job interview.

Then, last night, one of my domains gets joe-jobbed, and AOL spits back a handful of bounces before declaring me a spammer.

This week, I think I'll send a real, physical, ink-on-paper letter. It's been a while.

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  • This:

    perl -MMIME::Lite -le '$msg = MIME::Lite->new( From => "Scott Godin <sgodin\@blah.com>", Subject => "Testing...", Data => "Blah some message this is");  $msg->attach(Type => "TEXT", Data => "Heres your message"); $msg->print(\*STDOUT)'

    produces no statistically different output that I can see, from this:

    perl -MMIME::Lite -le '$msg = MIME::Lite->new( From => "sgodin\@blah.com", Subject => "Testing...", Data => "Blah some message this is");  $msg