Phishing and BGP Blackholing

Michael.Dillon at Michael.Dillon at
Thu Jan 4 13:47:00 UTC 2007

> For those of us who read nanog from a mobile device, it's incredibly
> annoying to have no content in the first few bytes - a lot of mobile
> e-mail clients (all MS Windows Mobile 5 devices and every Blackberry
> I've seen) pull the first 0.5KB of each message, i.e. the header,
> subject line and the first few lines of text, so the user can decide
> which ones are worth reading in full.

Why should all 1 billion Internet users change
their behavior just because your minority mail-reading
system is broken?

Hint: Procmail is your friend. Set up your own mail 
server and run procmail against all incoming email
with newline-greaterthan in the first 500 bytes. You
can preprocess these messages to do something like
strip headers that you don't read and copy the first
few reply lines to be first in the message. That way
your mobile device will get more bang for the buck
than most other people's.

Paul Vixie's colo registry may be of help if you need
to find a place to stick your own mail server

--Michael Dillon

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