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Authored by: jiclark on Feb 27, '06 08:25:57AM

…but why would anyone be getting such emails. I don't believe I've ever seen anything like that, and it sounds like Rob hasn't either. I do have Mail setup to view plain text by default, so some html email shows up blank, but only in the main body. A quick command-[ will show me the message (without images, of course).

I wonder what would create messages that come in as described in this hint?

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Authored by: GaelicWizard on Feb 27, '06 08:42:13AM

iGet spam that is just empty. It seems like its aborted or not-finished spam messages. The from field is bogus, but subject and content are blank.



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Authored by: TigerKR on Feb 27, '06 11:22:33AM

Apparently, blank emails can sometimes cause junk filters to flip-out and not process anything after the blank email. At least, this used to be the case, and hopefully the programmers of today are wise to this tactic.

But regardless of whether or not they cause the junk filter to pop a fuse, these empty void messages end up in my InBox and serve to annoy me royally.

For the record, I get them all of the time, and an additional annoyance is that Mail can't delete them from the server by itself, so sometimes they fill up my trash mailbox (using the applescript), adding a new entry every time Mail checks the server. The only way to delete these messages from the server is to use the Mail command-i key combination to delete the message straight from the server.

The command-i tip can be found here:

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