1994-06-29 - Re: RE: BLACK UNICORN

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From: ghio@cmu.edu (Matthew Ghio)
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Message Hash: b4ad5ecf6da7021ed3fd1b79667079bd79e2958dda9e61dc0fc5ead892e8ec9b
Message ID: <9406290438.AA12722@toad.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-29 04:42:41 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 28 Jun 94 21:42:41 PDT

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From: ghio@cmu.edu (Matthew Ghio)
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 94 21:42:41 PDT
Message-ID: <9406290438.AA12722@toad.com>
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| Well, I just sent mail to you, Sandy at crl.com, but it came back to
| you saying that you were "554 Unbalanced '>' ".    I guess it's in
| reference to the software  :>)

This is a bit of SMTP foolishness.  Some applications put
greater-than/less-than brackets around the address, like this:
RCPT TO:<cypherpunks@toad.com>  and some don't, ie:
RCPT TO:cypherpunks@toad.com

Some SMTP implementations refuse to accept one or the other format.
It's not a very common problem, but it happens occasionally, especially with
older versions.