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4 Jan
Stupid Email Tricks

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue,  4 Jan 100 16:53:00 -0800
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Subject: Stupid Email Tricks

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From: Bruce Sterling <>
Subject: Viridian Note 00124: Viridian Movement Officially

Viridian Curia Member Laura Stinson points out that people unwise enough to
use "Microsoft Outlook" cannot read the entire "Manifesto of January 3,
2000."  That's because one line of the text happens to begin with the word
"begin," followed by two spaces.  When Microsoft Outlook sees this, it
interprets everything that follows as an attachment.

I'll bet you didn't know that you could blind Microsoft Outlook readers
merely by placing the innocuous term "begin" in a text, thus giving a
preferential advantage to readers who spurn Microsoft products. Now you know
this.  I hope you don't put your newfound powers to any sinister use.

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