Discussion:
Blat appends a "_" in front of the filename.
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ieng
2005-07-14 01:48:14 UTC
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Hi,

I tried to send a text file and it worked fine without any problem
but Blat appends a "_" in front/rear of the filename.

Example,

If my file is "Hello.txt", then I would recieve it as "_Hello.txt_.txt".

I am using option -attacht c:\Hello.txt

Any help will be appreciated.


Thanks,


Ieng
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Tim Musson
2005-07-14 12:54:17 UTC
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Hey ieng,

On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 9:48:14 PM you wrote

i> I tried to send a text file and it worked fine without any problem
i> but Blat appends a "_" in front/rear of the filename.

i> Example,

i> If my file is "Hello.txt", then I would recieve it as "_Hello.txt_.txt".

i> I am using option -attacht c:\Hello.txt

I have never heard of Blat doing this. How are you calling Blat?

When you post to the list, please include;
The version of Blat you are using,
The command line you used to run Blat (please use -debug),
The output of the -debug command.

Please change any eMail or server addresses - it is never
a good idea to send that information to a public list.
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Ieng Lao
2005-07-14 18:35:05 UTC
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Hi Tim,

I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
used to send mail :

=====================================================
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.mcdata.com -attacht
"
sample.txt" -debug
Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

Sending sample.txt to ***@mcdata.com
Subject: Hello
Login name is ***@mcdata.com
Attached text file: sample.txt
<<<getline<<< 220 sxmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> EHLO diablo-bld-2
<<<getline<<< 250-sxmail.mcdata.com
<<<getline<<< 250-PIPELINING
<<<getline<<< 250-SIZE 10240000
<<<getline<<< 250-VRFY
<<<getline<<< 250-ETRN
<<<getline<<< 250-XVERP
<<<getline<<< 250 8BITMIME
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> DATA
<<<getline<<< 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> QUIT
<<<getline<<< 221 Bye

=====================================================

I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the attachment
was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
problem occur on our internal email server ?


Thanks,

Ieng
Post by Tim Musson
Hey ieng,
i> I tried to send a text file and it worked fine
without any problem
i> but Blat appends a "_" in front/rear of the
filename.
i> Example,
i> If my file is "Hello.txt", then I would recieve
it as "_Hello.txt_.txt".
i> I am using option -attacht c:\Hello.txt
I have never heard of Blat doing this. How are you
calling Blat?
When you post to the list, please include;
The version of Blat you are using,
The command line you used to run Blat (please
use -debug),
The output of the -debug command.
Please change any eMail or server addresses - it is
never
a good idea to send that information to a public
list.
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes
several days attack me
at once.
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see
www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
Tim Musson
2005-07-14 19:25:16 UTC
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Hey Ieng,

On Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:35:05 PM you wrote

IL> Hi Tim,

IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
IL> used to send mail :

IL> =====================================================
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
IL> ***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.yyyyyy.com -attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

IL> Sending sample.txt to ***@yyyyy.com
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Login name is ***@yyyy.com
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye

IL> =====================================================

IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?

Well, I did the same thing and it came through just fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
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Ieng Lao
2005-07-14 21:01:41 UTC
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Tim,

Here is the output from -superdebugT :
=======================================================

C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.mcdata.com -attacht
"
sample.txt" -superdebugT
Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

Checking option -subject
Checking option -to
Checking option -server
Checking option -attacht
superDebug: Hostname <sxmail.mcdata.com> resolved to
ip address 172.19.177.133
superDebug: Official hostname is scmail.mcdata.com
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
superDebug: Attempting to send 19 bytes:
EHLO diablo-bld-2
superDebug: Received 103 bytes:
250-scmail.mcdata.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 10240000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-XVERP
250 8BITMIME
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
QUIT
superDebug: Received 9 bytes:
221 Bye
Sending sample.txt to ***@mcdata.com
Subject: Hello
Login name is ***@mcdata.com
Attached text file: sample.txt
superDebug: Hostname <sxmail.mcdata.com> resolved to
ip address 172.19.177.133
superDebug: Official hostname is scmail.mcdata.com
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
<<<getline<<< 220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
superDebug: Attempting to send 19 bytes:
EHLO diablo-bld-2
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> EHLO diablo-bld-2
superDebug: Received 103 bytes:
250-scmail.mcdata.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 10240000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-XVERP
250 8BITMIME
<<<getline<<< 250-scmail.mcdata.com
<<<getline<<< 250-PIPELINING
<<<getline<<< 250-SIZE 10240000
<<<getline<<< 250-VRFY
<<<getline<<< 250-ETRN
<<<getline<<< 250-XVERP
<<<getline<<< 250 8BITMIME
superDebug: Received 8 bytes:
250 Ok
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
superDebug: Received 8 bytes:
250 Ok
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
DATA
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> DATA
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
<<<getline<<< 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
superDebug: Attempting to send 512 bytes:
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 11:37:55 -0700
From: ***@mcdata.com
To: ***@mcdata.com
X-Mailer: Blat v2.2.2, a Win32 SMTP/NNTP mailer
http://www.blat.net
Message-ID: <01c588a3$Blat.v2.2.2$***@mcdata.com>
Subject: Hello
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a"
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-description: Mail message body
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT
Content-Type: text/p
superDebug: Attempting to send 293 bytes:
lain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--
.
superDebug: Received 31 bytes:
250 Ok: queued as 64C881727B8
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 64C881727B8
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
QUIT
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> QUIT
superDebug: Received 9 bytes:
221 Bye
<<<getline<<< 221 Bye

C:\blat>


=======================================================

Thanks,


Ieng
Post by Tim Musson
Hey Ieng,
IL> Hi Tim,
IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that
I
IL>
=====================================================
Post by Tim Musson
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
-attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye
IL>
=====================================================
Post by Tim Musson
IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the
attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?
Well, I did the same thing and it came through just
fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I can send email, but I can't receive it! What do I
do?
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see
www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:39:20 UTC
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Ieng Lao <***@yahoo.com> wrote:Tim,

Here is the output from -superdebugT :
=======================================================

C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.mcdata.com -attacht
"
sample.txt" -superdebugT
Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

Checking option -subject
Checking option -to
Checking option -server
Checking option -attacht
superDebug: Hostname <sxmail.mcdata.com> resolved to
ip address 172.19.177.133
superDebug: Official hostname is scmail.mcdata.com
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
superDebug: Attempting to send 19 bytes:
EHLO diablo-bld-2
superDebug: Received 103 bytes:
250-scmail.mcdata.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 10240000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-XVERP
250 8BITMIME
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
QUIT
superDebug: Received 9 bytes:
221 Bye
Sending sample.txt to ***@mcdata.com
Subject: Hello
Login name is ***@mcdata.com
Attached text file: sample.txt
superDebug: Hostname <sxmail.mcdata.com> resolved to
ip address 172.19.177.133
superDebug: Official hostname is scmail.mcdata.com
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
<<<getline<<< 220 scmail.mcdata.com ESMTP Postfix
superDebug: Attempting to send 19 bytes:
EHLO diablo-bld-2
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> EHLO diablo-bld-2
superDebug: Received 103 bytes:
250-scmail.mcdata.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 10240000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-XVERP
250 8BITMIME
<<<getline<<< 250-scmail.mcdata.com
<<<getline<<< 250-PIPELINING
<<<getline<<< 250-SIZE 10240000
<<<getline<<< 250-VRFY
<<<getline<<< 250-ETRN
<<<getline<<< 250-XVERP
<<<getline<<< 250 8BITMIME
superDebug: Received 8 bytes:
250 Ok
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
superDebug: Received 8 bytes:
250 Ok
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
DATA
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> DATA
superDebug: Received 37 bytes:
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
<<<getline<<< 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
superDebug: Attempting to send 512 bytes:
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 11:37:55 -0700
From: ***@mcdata.com
To: ***@mcdata.com
X-Mailer: Blat v2.2.2, a Win32 SMTP/NNTP mailer
http://www.blat.net
Message-ID: <01c588a3$Blat.v2.2.2$***@mcdata.com>
Subject: Hello
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a"
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-description: Mail message body
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT
Content-Type: text/p
superDebug: Attempting to send 293 bytes:
lain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--
.
superDebug: Received 31 bytes:
250 Ok: queued as 64C881727B8
<<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 64C881727B8
superDebug: Attempting to send 6 bytes:
QUIT
Post by Tim Musson
putline>>> QUIT
superDebug: Received 9 bytes:
221 Bye
<<<getline<<< 221 Bye

C:\blat>


=======================================================

Thanks,


Ieng
Post by Tim Musson
Hey Ieng,
IL> Hi Tim,
IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that
I
IL>
=====================================================
Post by Tim Musson
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
-attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye
IL>
=====================================================
Post by Tim Musson
IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the
attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?
Well, I did the same thing and it came through just
fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I can send email, but I can't receive it! What do I
do?
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see
www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:40:09 UTC
Permalink
Tim Musson <***@nerdshack.com> wrote:Hey Ieng,

On Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:35:05 PM you wrote

IL> Hi Tim,

IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
IL> used to send mail :

IL> =====================================================
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
IL> ***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.yyyyyy.com -attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

IL> Sending sample.txt to ***@yyyyy.com
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Login name is ***@yyyy.com
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye

IL> =====================================================

IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?

Well, I did the same thing and it came through just fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I can send email, but I can't receive it! What do I do?
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:39:52 UTC
Permalink
Tim Musson <***@nerdshack.com> wrote:Hey Ieng,

On Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:35:05 PM you wrote

IL> Hi Tim,

IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
IL> used to send mail :

IL> =====================================================
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
IL> ***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.yyyyyy.com -attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

IL> Sending sample.txt to ***@yyyyy.com
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Login name is ***@yyyy.com
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye

IL> =====================================================

IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?

Well, I did the same thing and it came through just fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I can send email, but I can't receive it! What do I do?
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:40:24 UTC
Permalink
Tim Musson <***@nerdshack.com> wrote:Hey Ieng,

On Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 2:35:05 PM you wrote

IL> Hi Tim,

IL> I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
IL> used to send mail :

IL> =====================================================
C:\blat>>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
IL> ***@mcdata.com -server sxmail.yyyyyy.com -attacht
IL> "
IL> sample.txt" -debug
IL> Blat v2.2.2 (build : Feb 26 2004 10:37:13)

IL> Sending sample.txt to ***@yyyyy.com
IL> Subject: Hello
IL> Login name is ***@yyyy.com
IL> Attached text file: sample.txt
IL> <<<getline<<< 220 xxxxx.yyyy.com ESMTP Postfix
snip ====8<--------------
IL> <<<getline<<< 250 Ok: queued as 47FE11727B8
putline>>> QUIT
IL> <<<getline<<< 221 Bye

IL> =====================================================

IL> I went to Microsoft Outlook and I saw the attachment
IL> was sent as "_sample.txt_.txt". Do you think the
IL> problem occur on our internal email server ?

Well, I did the same thing and it came through just fine.
Try using -superdebug...
--
Tim Musson
Flying with The Bat! eMail v2.12.00
I can send email, but I can't receive it! What do I do?
Blat Manager, current version is 2.4, see www.blat.net
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
Chip
2005-07-14 21:48:54 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ieng Lao
I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
=====================================================
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>

Try that same command line without the quotation marks around your
sample.txt name.

Copied from your next message ---

--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--


As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
--
Chip
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Homepage:
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Ieng Lao
2005-07-14 22:44:06 UTC
Permalink
The Quotation is OK and I tried -attach sample.txt
instead of -attacht sample.txt and it works as
expected.


Thank you for all your helps.


-Ieng
Post by ieng
Post by Ieng Lao
I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
=====================================================
Post by ieng
Post by Ieng Lao
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
-attacht
Post by Ieng Lao
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>
Try that same command line without the quotation
marks around your
sample.txt name.
Copied from your next message ---
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--
As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name
of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with
your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the
command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
--
Chip
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:38:32 UTC
Permalink
Ieng Lao <***@yahoo.com> wrote:The Quotation is OK and I tried -attach sample.txt
instead of -attacht sample.txt and it works as
expected.


Thank you for all your helps.


-Ieng
Post by ieng
Post by Ieng Lao
I am using version 222. Here is the command that I
=====================================================
Post by ieng
Post by Ieng Lao
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
-attacht
Post by Ieng Lao
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>
Try that same command line without the quotation
marks around your
sample.txt name.
Copied from your next message ---
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--
As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name
of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with
your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the
command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
--
Chip
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:37:58 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ieng Lao
=====================================================
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>

Try that same command line without the quotation marks around your
sample.txt name.

Copied from your next message ---

--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--


As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
--
Chip
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:38:46 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ieng Lao
=====================================================
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>

Try that same command line without the quotation marks around your
sample.txt name.

Copied from your next message ---

--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a--


As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
--
Chip
--
Homepage:
http://www.blat.net
constantin eduard
2005-07-15 08:37:31 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ieng Lao
=====================================================
C:\blat>blat sample.txt -subject "Hello" -to
"sample.txt" -debug
<snipped>

Try that same command line without the quotation marks around your
sample.txt name.

Copied from your next message ---

--=_BlatBoundary-tQCPqp50SBL2fOrS8O05a
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-description: "sample.txt"
Diablo build is successfully !
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As you can see from the superdebugT output, the name of your file was sent
without underscores, therefore the problem is with your server, with
Outlook, or with the quotation marks. I'd try the command line without your
quotation marks as I mentioned above.
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lew
2005-07-15 18:13:25 UTC
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I'm told that it's possible to send an email via a local SMTP service if
it's running on a host machine. Supposedly, one does this by using 127.0.0.1
as the SMTP server name and that no other credentials are needed. Is this
true, and can blat.dll do it? If so, how?
-Lew
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Tim Musson
2005-07-16 22:31:04 UTC
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Hey lew,

On Friday, July 15, 2005 at 2:13:25 PM you wrote

l> I'm told that it's possible to send an email via a local SMTP service if
l> it's running on a host machine. Supposedly, one does this by using 127.0.0.1
l> as the SMTP server name and that no other credentials are needed. Is this
l> true, and can blat.dll do it? If so, how?
l> -Lew

Yes, you can use 127.0.0.1 to direct Blat to the local network
adaptor's loopback address (which is what you are doing...).

I used to do this all the time using http://www.blat.net/miniRelay/
all the time until my ISP started blocking outbound SMTP on port 25.

The part about credentials depends entirely on the SMTP service
running on your machine.

The dll and exe are both supposed to work the same way (compiled from
the same source at the same time). If you find something does not work
in the dll, please post to the list so we can work on it...
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2005-07-16 23:15:05 UTC
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Post by Tim Musson
I used to do this all the time using http://www.blat.net/miniRelay/
all the time until my ISP started blocking outbound SMTP on port 25.
Greetings Tim,

Would you mind letting us know which ISP you are using?
So far on the list we have;

1. SBC
2. ?

I wonder if this is the way all of them are going. I don't
see how this will help stop spam. Don't Zombies use the local
email account?

Namtog
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lew
2005-07-16 23:56:06 UTC
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I use Optimum OnLine and they block port 25 for their standard
residential service. In order to get them to remove the block I had to
'upgrade' to their business service for an additional $30 a month. There are
absolutely no other benefits attached to this upgrade. I did manage to get
through to a tech who explained that they monitor for 300 emails/hr and no
more than 25 recipient addresses per email. This is a major downer since
many of my projects involve email automation, and, during development, I
need to send many emails (mostly to myself) for testing.
Another not surprising discovery is that the domain name,
'oolsucks.com,' has been parked and is not available as a website.

-Lew

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From: ***@yahoogroups.com [mailto:***@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of namtog
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:15 PM
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [blat] Re: blat and local smtp service
Post by Tim Musson
I used to do this all the time using http://www.blat.net/miniRelay/
all the time until my ISP started blocking outbound SMTP on port 25.
Greetings Tim,

Would you mind letting us know which ISP you are using?
So far on the list we have;

1. SBC
2. ?

I wonder if this is the way all of them are going. I don't see how this will
help stop spam. Don't Zombies use the local email account?

Namtog





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2005-07-21 18:25:20 UTC
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Post by namtog
Would you mind letting us know which ISP you are using?
So far on the list we have;
1. SBC
2. ?
I wonder if this is the way all of them are going. I don't
see how this will help stop spam. Don't Zombies use the local
email account?
Namtog
Home for a moment before continuing my motorcycle vacation.

Home ISP is BellSouth on DSL. I also use AT&T through SSL provided by
stunnel. The SSL connection is on port 465 for outbound traffic. Neither
provider seems to limit my transfer rate or access, given the SSL
restriction.

Chip
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2005-07-14 13:50:28 UTC
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Post by ieng
Hi,
I tried to send a text file and it worked fine without any problem
but Blat appends a "_" in front/rear of the filename.
Example,
If my file is "Hello.txt", then I would recieve it as "_Hello.txt_.txt".
I am using option -attacht c:\Hello.txt
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ieng
This sounds like an email client problem, not Blat. Use the -log option to
write a log of Blat's activities, and also use the -superdebugT option so
you can log the message as Blat transmits it. This will verify that Blat is
not altering the filename.

Which email client are you viewing that test messages with? Are you also
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Hamilton, Robert L
2005-07-15 18:49:38 UTC
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Good question; I think we'll try it. . .

bobh

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lew
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 1:13 PM
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [blat] blat and local smtp service

I'm told that it's possible to send an email via a local SMTP service if
it's running on a host machine. Supposedly, one does this by using
127.0.0.1 as the SMTP server name and that no other credentials are
needed. Is this true, and can blat.dll do it? If so, how?
-Lew














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ykai
2005-07-15 18:48:19 UTC
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Post by lew
I'm told that it's possible to send an email via a local SMTP service if
it's running on a host machine. Supposedly, one does this by using 127.0.0.1
as the SMTP server name and that no other credentials are needed. Is this
true, and can blat.dll do it? If so, how?
-Lew
Technically 127.0.0.1 is not more special than any other smtp server
name ("mail.your-isp.com" or whatever).
Either use it in a -install command to put it into the registry
as your "server" or use it in the command line as
-server 127.0.0.1
(The dll uses the same syntax to pass thoses options than the exe)
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Hamilton, Robert L
2005-07-15 18:55:18 UTC
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Ykai: have you actually done this. . .
???
bobh

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Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 1:48 PM
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [blat] blat and local smtp service
Post by lew
I'm told that it's possible to send an email via a local SMTP service
if it's running on a host machine. Supposedly, one does this by using
127.0.0.1 as the SMTP server name and that no other credentials are
needed. Is this true, and can blat.dll do it? If so, how?
-Lew
Technically 127.0.0.1 is not more special than any other smtp server
name ("mail.your-isp.com" or whatever).
Either use it in a -install command to put it into the registry as your
"server" or use it in the command line as -server 127.0.0.1 (The dll
uses the same syntax to pass thoses options than the exe)
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2005-07-15 19:31:01 UTC
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Post by Hamilton, Robert L
Ykai: have you actually done this. . .
???
bobh
Robert,
I have a profile which uses "localhost" as the server name
for testing with a smtp service on this machine.
As localhost and 127.0.0.1 can be used interchangable I have
no doubts that 127.0.0.1 would work too. And come to think of
it, I may have used "-server 127.0.0.1" already on the command
line.
Actually I'm not a user of the blat.dll, but I have full
confidence into Chip that it works like it is supposed to be
(like the exe) unless shown otherwise. ;-)
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Hamilton, Robert L
2005-07-15 19:39:45 UTC
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tHAT's interesting; because the smtp server has to let the receiving box
know who it's dealing with. . .

bobh

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Post by Hamilton, Robert L
Ykai: have you actually done this. . .
???
bobh
Robert,
I have a profile which uses "localhost" as the server name for testing
with a smtp service on this machine.
As localhost and 127.0.0.1 can be used interchangable I have no doubts
that 127.0.0.1 would work too. And come to think of it, I may have used
"-server 127.0.0.1" already on the command line.
Actually I'm not a user of the blat.dll, but I have full confidence into
Chip that it works like it is supposed to be (like the exe) unless shown
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Doug Jenkins
2005-07-16 00:10:48 UTC
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Hi folks,

Here is one of those head-scratchers....

I send out regular emails to a list of people, and use a batch job to run through a list of addresses and send the email to each one directly instead of using a bcc (having a number of names in a bcc at one point seemed to flag my email address as spam).
When out of town on business, I have had emails bounce back as spam, yet when I send an email to someone directly using Outlook Express they seem to get it ok.
I ran into the same thing today with a member of my address list who happens to use Yahoo as their email provider. They sent me a note saying they had not gotten my emails in a month, yet I have sent 10+ emails since July 1st. When I replied to this person, I also sent the message to them via a different email address, and they got both emails.

So, the head-scratcher - what is different between Outlook Express and Blat emails (I guess it would be the headers) that might cause one email to get trapped as spam (I am guessing that is why the emails disappeared) and the other to be sent through ok.

Any ideas?

Doug

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lew
2005-07-16 02:22:46 UTC
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I've just had the same experience. I run a tennis list and I have different
problems with aol and cs when I use different smtp's. My solution, which I
can't entirely confirm yet, was to send via the -t switch (not -b which I
usually use as well) over my depressing cable service, optimum online. I
asked each recipient to reply to an address at my rejected smtp. Once they
did this, subsequent emails seem to have gone through ok.
-Lew

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Jenkins
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 8:11 PM
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [blat] Blat and Spam?

Hi folks,

Here is one of those head-scratchers....

I send out regular emails to a list of people, and use a batch job to run
through a list of addresses and send the email to each one directly instead
of using a bcc (having a number of names in a bcc at one point seemed to
flag my email address as spam).
When out of town on business, I have had emails bounce back as spam, yet
when I send an email to someone directly using Outlook Express they seem to
get it ok.
I ran into the same thing today with a member of my address list who happens
to use Yahoo as their email provider. They sent me a note saying they had
not gotten my emails in a month, yet I have sent 10+ emails since July 1st.
When I replied to this person, I also sent the message to them via a
different email address, and they got both emails.

So, the head-scratcher - what is different between Outlook Express and Blat
emails (I guess it would be the headers) that might cause one email to get
trapped as spam (I am guessing that is why the emails disappeared) and the
other to be sent through ok.

Any ideas?

Doug

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namtog
2005-07-16 16:31:51 UTC
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Greetings,

I've had my share of strange email delivery problems.
One day email is treated as spam, the next time it
goes through with out a problem.

The only "solution" I know of is to put a little
warning message to let people know to check their bulk
or spam folder when signing up for a email list or
password conformation. I also recommend that they white
list my entire domain eg, namtog dot com.

Since most folks don't seem to know what a white list
is I spend a fair amount of time learning how their
email service works and then trying to explain it to
the ones who, are surely in the minority, bother to ask.

[tinfoil hat]
Since email is basically free maybe some are trying
to poison it with pseudo spam. Until they can sell
us some sort of verification or protection service.
I've checked a few UCE emails and there is no phone number
or email address to contact or purchase from them.
[\tinfoil hat]

Right now there are about 300 spam or UCE messages in
my in box. About three or four get past the filters and
end up in my in box every day.

I appreciate all of the work to limit spam, but false
positives are a major big time problem. Far more trouble
then deleting a few messages once in a while.

In closing if a spammer is reading this newsgroup.
1. I don't have a mortgage on my home so there is
no need to refinance it.
2. I am fortunate to have a good woman in my life and
do not want to meet hot singles in my area.
3. My penis is big enough, thanks for asking

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Corp Library
2005-07-16 16:37:54 UTC
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Namtog,
In closing if a spammer is reading this newsgroup ...
LMAO! Funniest thing I've read in ages!

Malcolm
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Post by Corp Library
Namtog,
In closing if a spammer is reading this newsgroup ...
LMAO! Funniest thing I've read in ages!
Malcolm
Greetings Malcolm,

Nice reviews are always appreciated.

Namtog
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Tim Musson
2005-07-16 23:06:56 UTC
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Hey Doug,

On Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8:10:48 PM you wrote

snip ===8<------------------------

DJ> So, the head-scratcher - what is different between Outlook Express
DJ> and Blat emails (I guess it would be the headers) that might cause
DJ> one email to get trapped as spam (I am guessing that is why the
DJ> emails disappeared) and the other to be sent through ok.

DJ> Any ideas?

You could try using the -noh2 option...
It will "prevent X-Mailer header entirely" in the headers.
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c***@att.net
2005-07-16 01:44:44 UTC
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Post by Doug Jenkins
Hi folks,
Here is one of those head-scratchers....
I send out regular emails to a list of people, and use a batch job to run
through a list of addresses and send the email to each one directly instead of
using a bcc (having a number of names in a bcc at one point seemed to flag my
email address as spam).
When out of town on business, I have had emails bounce back as spam, yet when I
send an email to someone directly using Outlook Express they seem to get it ok.
I ran into the same thing today with a member of my address list who happens to
use Yahoo as their email provider. They sent me a note saying they had not
gotten my emails in a month, yet I have sent 10+ emails since July 1st. When I
replied to this person, I also sent the message to them via a different email
address, and they got both emails.
So, the head-scratcher - what is different between Outlook Express and Blat
emails (I guess it would be the headers) that might cause one email to get
trapped as spam (I am guessing that is why the emails disappeared) and the other
to be sent through ok.
Any ideas?
Doug
Have the recipient on Yahoo go into their Bulk folder and find your messages, then report that message or messages as Not Spam. This should trigger Yahoo's spam filter to allow your messages through.

Yahoo will not tell what their criteria is without allowing spammers to bypass the filters.
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Doug Jenkins
2005-07-16 16:45:03 UTC
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Hi Chip,
I had them check their bulk mail folder and the missing emails were not there. I sent an email via Outlook Express, and then followed it with the latest email via Blat. He is getting the emails from either email address when sent via Outlook Express, but the ones I send via Blat he does not. Very strange. Maybe it is worthwhile getting a Yahoo id I can test with.

I'll look at my address list and see who else is on Yahoo and see if they are having the same issue.

Doug
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From: ***@att.net
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [blat] Blat and Spam?
Post by Doug Jenkins
Hi folks,
Here is one of those head-scratchers....
I send out regular emails to a list of people, and use a batch job to run
through a list of addresses and send the email to each one directly instead of
using a bcc (having a number of names in a bcc at one point seemed to flag my
email address as spam).
When out of town on business, I have had emails bounce back as spam, yet when I
send an email to someone directly using Outlook Express they seem to get it ok.
I ran into the same thing today with a member of my address list who happens to
use Yahoo as their email provider. They sent me a note saying they had not
gotten my emails in a month, yet I have sent 10+ emails since July 1st. When I
replied to this person, I also sent the message to them via a different email
address, and they got both emails.
So, the head-scratcher - what is different between Outlook Express and Blat
emails (I guess it would be the headers) that might cause one email to get
trapped as spam (I am guessing that is why the emails disappeared) and the other
to be sent through ok.
Any ideas?
Doug
Have the recipient on Yahoo go into their Bulk folder and find your messages, then report that message or messages as Not Spam. This should trigger Yahoo's spam filter to allow your messages through.

Yahoo will not tell what their criteria is without allowing spammers to bypass the filters.

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2005-07-16 16:53:10 UTC
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--- In ***@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Jenkins" <***@m...> wrote:

Maybe it is worthwhile getting a Yahoo id I can test with.
Greetings Doug Jenkins,

I'm hanging around watching the Saturday baseball
games so if you like you can end a email to;
namtog at yahoo dot com

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2005-07-16 16:59:28 UTC
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I shall do just that, thank you.

I also sent a request to a number of people on my address list who have yahoo to see if they have been getting the emails that this one person missed.

Give me a few minutes to put it together and I will send out another email to the list after the emails are sent.

Doug
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To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:53 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?


--- In ***@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Jenkins" <***@m...> wrote:

Maybe it is worthwhile getting a Yahoo id I can test with.
Greetings Doug Jenkins,

I'm hanging around watching the Saturday baseball
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namtog at yahoo dot com

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2005-07-16 17:12:32 UTC
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I shall do just that, thank you.
Doug
Greetings Doug,

Your email went to my inbox, not the bulk folder.

Below is what it looked like;

Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 13:04:47 -0400
From: "South Hudson Tres Dias" <I deleted your email address> Add
to Address Book
To: "Namtog" <I deleted my email address>
Subject: Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings


Email Test:
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Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings
Peace, Doug

Looks good to me,
Namtog
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2005-07-16 17:22:13 UTC
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ok, let me send the original one that this friend was not receiving, in case it could be content?
It will be from the same email address, but more lengthy.
----- Original Message -----
From: namtog
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:12 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?
Post by Doug Jenkins
I shall do just that, thank you.
Doug
Greetings Doug,

Your email went to my inbox, not the bulk folder.

Below is what it looked like;

Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 13:04:47 -0400
From: "South Hudson Tres Dias" <I deleted your email address> Add
to Address Book
To: "Namtog" <I deleted my email address>
Subject: Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings


Email Test:
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Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings
Peace, Doug

Looks good to me,
Namtog





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ok, that one is sent...
I looked at the logs, created with -debug, I think, and everything looks ok there.
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To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:12 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?
Post by Doug Jenkins
I shall do just that, thank you.
Doug
Greetings Doug,

Your email went to my inbox, not the bulk folder.

Below is what it looked like;

Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 13:04:47 -0400
From: "South Hudson Tres Dias" <I deleted your email address> Add
to Address Book
To: "Namtog" <I deleted my email address>
Subject: Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings


Email Test:
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Email Test - a test related to the Blat or Spam postings
Peace, Doug

Looks good to me,
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2005-07-16 17:35:34 UTC
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Greetings Doug,

I received your last, lengthy email. It looks OK
to me with one exception.

"If you do not wish to receive these emails, simply reply to this
email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or somewhere in the
message and you will be removed from the mailing list."

I suspect some email filters will react to the word UNSUBSCIBE.
You might want to try "...simply reply to this email with STOP in the
subject line..."

By the way, nicely formated email. Very easy to read.

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Doug Jenkins
2005-07-16 17:50:28 UTC
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Hi Namtog,
Thanks for the feedback.
Interesting thought on UNSUBSCRIBE. I was under the impression that having unsubscribe instructions would be a benefit.

Then again, I thought at one point that Word could generate useful HTML documents.... :)

Maybe I will send the original file via my own email address to the person having problems. If it is content like you mention then they should not get it...

Edumacate me, if you would. Does Yahoo have levels of spam filtering? I know that Earthlink has several levels. Could it be that this person has set it higher than other folks, and that could be the problem? (I have a query in to this person to see if that is so. They mentioned letting the bulk mail folder fill to see how long Yahoo would keep messages. They had 2400 messages in there. I don't look at my Earthlink spam folder, they clear out old messages automajically.)

Doug
----- Original Message -----
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To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:35 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?


Greetings Doug,

I received your last, lengthy email. It looks OK
to me with one exception.

"If you do not wish to receive these emails, simply reply to this
email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or somewhere in the
message and you will be removed from the mailing list."

I suspect some email filters will react to the word UNSUBSCIBE.
You might want to try "...simply reply to this email with STOP in the
subject line..."

By the way, nicely formated email. Very easy to read.

Namtog






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Greetings Doug,

You wrote;
"Does Yahoo have levels of spam filtering?"
Yahoo has a number of different techniques to deal
with spam. Your user should click on Mail Options
to see them all.

The first one to look at is Spam Protection. Then they
should put a check mark under;
When I mark a message in the Bulk folder as Not Spam:
(check box) Move the message to my Inbox
More on Spam Protection in a moment.

Now they want to check on Blocked Addresses and make
sure your email address is not on the list. If it is
they should click on it to highlite it then click
on the Remove Block button.

Now they can click on Filters. Then the Add button.
Now put a name for filter in Filter Name field. Then
under "If all of the following rules are true..." in
the "From header" field put your email address. Now
skip down to "Then..." and choose the inbox folder.
Now click Add Filter to save settings. The other settings
can be left blank. Your email, even if it is declared spam,
will now go to the inbox.

Back to the Spam Protection screen. You wrote;
"They mentioned letting the bulk mail folder fill to see
how long Yahoo would keep messages. They had 2400 messages
in there."
The first setting is Spam Filter. It should be turned on.
Then put a check in the radio button "Save these messages in
the Bulk Folder for (choose between 1 week 2 weeks or a month)"
They can delete the bulk at any time by clicking on Bulk
[empty] on the main email screen.

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2005-07-16 18:51:36 UTC
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Thanks, Namtog. That was about what I figured.

More diagnosis... At least I don't have to troubleshoot a low-H2 sensor!

Doug
----- Original Message -----
From: namtog
To: ***@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:28 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?


Greetings Doug,

You wrote;
"Does Yahoo have levels of spam filtering?"
Yahoo has a number of different techniques to deal
with spam. Your user should click on Mail Options
to see them all.

The first one to look at is Spam Protection. Then they
should put a check mark under;
When I mark a message in the Bulk folder as Not Spam:
(check box) Move the message to my Inbox
More on Spam Protection in a moment.

Now they want to check on Blocked Addresses and make
sure your email address is not on the list. If it is
they should click on it to highlite it then click
on the Remove Block button.

Now they can click on Filters. Then the Add button.
Now put a name for filter in Filter Name field. Then
under "If all of the following rules are true..." in
the "From header" field put your email address. Now
skip down to "Then..." and choose the inbox folder.
Now click Add Filter to save settings. The other settings
can be left blank. Your email, even if it is declared spam,
will now go to the inbox.

Back to the Spam Protection screen. You wrote;
"They mentioned letting the bulk mail folder fill to see
how long Yahoo would keep messages. They had 2400 messages
in there."
The first setting is Spam Filter. It should be turned on.
Then put a check in the radio button "Save these messages in
the Bulk Folder for (choose between 1 week 2 weeks or a month)"
They can delete the bulk at any time by clicking on Bulk
[empty] on the main email screen.

Namtog




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Ok, done. Let me know if you get it. It will be an email with a subject line similar to this one, and coming from the email address southhudson_tresdias at mindspring dot com.

Now out to clip some branches from a tree, back inside in a short while. (It's too humid here to do a whole lot!)

Doug
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Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:53 PM
Subject: [blat] Re: Blat and Spam?


--- In ***@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Jenkins" <***@m...> wrote:

Maybe it is worthwhile getting a Yahoo id I can test with.
Greetings Doug Jenkins,

I'm hanging around watching the Saturday baseball
games so if you like you can end a email to;
namtog at yahoo dot com

Namtog






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2005-07-17 11:15:36 UTC
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Post by namtog
Post by Tim Musson
I used to do this all the time using http://www.blat.net/miniRelay/
all the time until my ISP started blocking outbound SMTP on port 25.
Would you mind letting us know which ISP you are using?
So far on the list we have;
1. SBC
2. ?
Reviewing the received header lines of Tim's mails to the list,
looks like SBC to me, too.
Post by namtog
I wonder if this is the way all of them are going. I don't
see how this will help stop spam.
When you connect to the MX server of the receiving domain directly
you don't have to authenticate because it is bound to accept any
incoming message for its domain (it cannot distinguish between your
machine and all the other email servers worldwide contacting it
to deliver mail to it).
In forcing you to go over their email server outgoing, they gain
control back over what you are doing smtp-wise.
Post by namtog
Don't Zombies use the local
email account?
As said, the ISP has control over the smtp-output in this case
and can implement further restrictions like mentioned in previous
posts (messages/h, addresses/message).

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2005-07-17 18:13:32 UTC
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Greetings Kai,

You wrote;
"Reviewing the received header lines of Tim's
mails to the list, looks like SBC to me, too."
Thanks for pointing that out. I checked the
headers myself and came across, what I think,
is a interesting link;
http://nerdshack.com/

I'm also a little confused. Should I start referring
to Tim as Tim "karen.nerdshack.com" Musson or
Tim "jean.nerdshack.com" Musson. It's such a modern
age. Many of these type of situations confuse me.
:)

Thanks for the port 25 info. It got me to thinking
and I found Yahoo's Anti Spam pages informative;
http://antispam.yahoo.com/home

Of particular interest is the Domain Keys page;
http://antispam.yahoo.com/domainkeys
I wonder if it is adopted as a standard would that
put a end to this restricting/blocking port 25 action.

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2005-07-19 13:14:14 UTC
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Hey namtog,

On Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 2:13:32 PM you wrote

n> I checked the headers myself and came across, what I think, is a
n> interesting link; http://nerdshack.com/

n> I'm also a little confused. Should I start referring to Tim as Tim
n> "karen.nerdshack.com" Musson or Tim "jean.nerdshack.com" Musson.
n> It's such a modern age. Many of these type of situations confuse
n> me. :)

LOL, looks like 'karen' and 'jean' are server names (I had not looked
before either, so it was a surprise to me.) It is always fun to see
what people name their servers... The old naming convention at my
current client used Golf course names!

nerdshak.com is where I ended up finding a decent free pop3 service
after my previous one dropped me for not using the Unix shell (which
is actually the service they provide - pop3 mail was just an add-on,
but the only part I used regularly...) My only complaint about
nerdshack is the eMail does not always arrive in order (my pop3 client
takes care of it, but it makes it hard to follow a thread when one of
the messages is 4 hours late.)
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2005-07-17 22:21:52 UTC
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Hey ykai,
Post by namtog
Post by Tim Musson
I used to do this all the time using http://www.blat.net/miniRelay/
all the time until my ISP started blocking outbound SMTP on port 25.
Would you mind letting us know which ISP you are using?
y> Reviewing the received header lines of Tim's mails to the list,
y> looks like SBC to me, too.

Yep, SBC (yep I knew that I could get sbc to remove the port 25
restriction, but have not done it yet...).
Post by namtog
I wonder if this is the way all of them are going. I don't
see how this will help stop spam.
I am guessing it is the direction they are heading... :( always ways
around things though! :) I think with this account I can connect SMTP
on a non-standard port, just have not set it up yet either... LOL
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