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email comes complete with all code
« on: December 12, 2006, 11:30:04 AM »

I have an email acquaintance whose mail suddenly started coming with all the usually hidden code showing.  Here's a teeny sample:

+AFs'shortcuts:/us/instance/identifier/email+AF8-address'+AF0AfQ, lw+AF8-1165940946+AF8-9: +AHs text: 'Washington State', weight: 0.817342, type: +AFs'shortcuts:/us/instance/place/us/state'+AF0 , metaData: +AHs geoArea: +ACI-175204+ACI, geoCountry: +ACI-United States+ACI, geoIsoCountryCode: +ACI-US+ACI, geoLocation: +ACI(-120.8246, 47.273071)+ACI

She's mailing from work and her IT guys can't figure out what's wrong.  Could it be on my end?  Mine is a yahoo mail address, if that might make a difference.

Quite a workout for a mystery writer to find the hidden text in amongst the code.    :P

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Re: email comes complete with all code
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 06:45:12 PM »

Do you have an alternate email address to eliminate the yahoo question?  You could try getting a hotmail or gmail free account just to test the hypothesis that this is a yahoo issue.  Alternatively, your acquaintance could send the same note to another person with a non-yahoo account to investigate this.

Nothing like creating a mystery for a mystery forum to solve, I say!

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Re: email comes complete with all code
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 08:58:58 AM »

Thanks, Susan.  Can't blame it on yahoo this time.  She went to another address and everything's fine with it, but still nobody knows why the first one didn't work.  This is one mystery I sure can't solve.   :D

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Re: email comes complete with all code
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 06:49:05 PM »

I have an email acquaintance whose mail suddenly started coming with all the usually hidden code showing.  Here's a teeny sample:

+AFs'shortcuts:/us/instance/identifier/email+AF8-address'+AF0AfQ, lw+AF8-1165940946+AF8-9: +AHs text: 'Washington State', weight: 0.817342, type: +AFs'shortcuts:/us/instance/place/us/state'+AF0 , metaData: +AHs geoArea: +ACI-175204+ACI, geoCountry: +ACI-United States+ACI, geoIsoCountryCode: +ACI-US+ACI, geoLocation: +ACI(-120.8246, 47.273071)+ACI

She's mailing from work and her IT guys can't figure out what's wrong.  Could it be on my end?  Mine is a yahoo mail address, if that might make a difference.

Quite a workout for a mystery writer to find the hidden text in amongst the code.    :P

Using the code from a certain recent best-seller, I can easily make out that it's about Mary Magdalene, but the details are a bit harder to see.  Perhaps if you publish it widely, some kind soul will publish a best-selling annotated version and make millions that the original sender should have made.

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Re: email comes complete with all code
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 07:34:46 AM »


Using the code from a certain recent best-seller, I can easily make out that it's about Mary Magdalene, but the details are a bit harder to see.  Perhaps if you publish it widely, some kind soul will publish a best-selling annotated version and make millions that the original sender should have made.

Byron

 ;D  ...or maybe it's the spirit of computers past trying to send us an urgent message...
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