[rescue] Corrupted list messages
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.
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