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Christophe Grandsire writes:
 > En réponse à Tim May <[log in to unmask]>:
 >
 > >
 > > Incidentally, Christophe, I have a mail filter on my machine here, and
 > > it blocked your mail asking for submissions for the journal.  Not a
 > > real problem in my case, as I wouldn't have had anything to submit...
 > > I should really work out how to whitelist you so it can't happen
 > > again.
 > >
 >
 > That's really strange, since my mail didn't have the structure of a spam, and
 > came through the list like any one else...
 >
 > >
 > > |Subject: *****SPAM***** Conlang Journal: deadline for submission of
 > > articles: 23rd June
 > > |              2002
 > > |Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:46:57 +0200
 > > |
 > > |SPAM: -------------------- Start SpamAssassin results
 > > ----------------------
 > > |SPAM: This mail is probably spam.  The original message has been
 > > altered
 > > |SPAM: so you can recognise or block similar unwanted mail in future.
 > > |SPAM: See http://spamassassin.org/tag/ for more details.
 > > |SPAM:
 > > |SPAM: Content analysis details:   (7.1 hits, 5 required)
 > > |SPAM: Hit! (2.7 points)  Subject contains lots of white space
 >
 > What a nonsense! So having one space between each word is too much white space?
 > Your spam filter has some problems it seems...
 >
Actually, in the version I have, there are 15 spaces between "June"
and "2002".  This isn't clear in the quoted version (there could be a
tab in there, it's difficult to say with this client).  I'm not sure at
what stage they got there...

 > > |SPAM: Hit! (2.4 points)  BODY: No such thing as a free lunch (2)
 > > |SPAM: Hit! (2.0 points)  Subject contains a unique ID number
 >
 > This one I don't understand. Does anybody know what it means?
 >

The first is a reference to the fact that you used the word "free" in
the body.  As for the second, I guess it interpreted the date as an ID
number used to identify what spam a reply would be in response to...