[linux-elitists] Zope? Nope!
Fri Jun 8 13:46:27 PDT 2001
Thus spake Don Marti:
> begin Aaron T Porter quotation of Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 01:20:43PM -0700:
> > In the message dialog, there's a little red flag followed by the
> > text. I think there's a little red flag in the index view too.
> So far, the best way to mess with MS-Outlook users is to combine
> my_hdr X-Message-Flag: `message-flag`
> with the "begin " trick, where message-flag is a script like this:
> which generates headers like
> X-Message-Flag: Message text blocked: VIOLATION OF US 1201(a)(3)
> ...and of course the message text does appear blocked, because of
> the "block " bug. Help! says the MS-Outlook user -- my incoming
> mail is being censored!
> I had Mutt set up to do this in mail I posted to the pho list,
> and it either sparked off a thoughtful conversation on whether
> or not we can trust proprietary software not to censor speech,
> or made people say I was being a dick. I forget which.
I was using the 'begin ' thing for a while, but too many people got
pissed off. Some of them had semi-legitimate reasons for using it,
like they were forced to by work. Some of them had lame-ass reasons
like they liked it, but I couldn't give them a good enough reason for
doing what I was doing, except that I wanted to piss off Lookout users.
The problem was, while I might want to piss off Lookout users in general,
I didn't want to piss off the ones I knew in particular. Life's funny
like that, ain't it? This seems like a reasonable compromise in that
it's annoying, but it doesn't make the message completely unreadable.
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