[ALUG] Long UTF-8 message in Subject!!!

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Jun 12 09:57:33 BST 2009


Greetings, Folks!
This morning I received a message from the local Police via the
Cambs "ECops" mailing list (which I subscribe to -- it's a sort
of community bulletin board for local policing matters).

The message itself was in effect empty -- just the statutory
"footers" that appear in every such message. The subject-line
(as displayed on my mailer) just said:

=?UTF-8?B?RS1Db3BzIC0gVGl0bGUgLSBBY3Qgbm93IGFuZCBhdm9pZCBhICdjYX

But then I opened up the full headers. Lo and behold, there was a
massive Subject: therein! It would seem that the sender had typed
the entire message into the subject-line!

However, not only does it claim to be UTF-8, but is also somehow
encoded. I can't make it out.

So your puzzle for the weekend is to find out what it says!
It's unsuitable (lines too long, and some already broken anyway)
to paste into the body of this message, so I'm attacheing it as a
plain-text file (but exactly as it came up on my screen) subject.txt

Any takers?
Ted.

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Date: 12-Jun-09                                       Time: 09:57:13
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