[rescue] Corrupted list messages

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Sep 30 10:25:53 CDT 2021

On Thu, 30 Sep 2021, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> I have to counter, given the purpose and audience of this list, what is
> the *point* in smashing high bits?  It's not as though we're going to be
> flooding each other with animated emoji.  It creates more problems than
> it prevents.

IIRC, Bill put it into place during one of the worm outbreaks at the
turn of the century.  It was less about intentional misuse than about
thwarting the confused-deputy problem.

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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