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From: Mike Harrison 

I liked the idea of the signature, burned some time making it work as
an email address. The parenthesis and such made it too weird in certain 
fonts, but I liked the idea of: ┌∩┐ as an email address.

You can send mail to it. It works in pine, Made Apple Mail barf and gmail 
nuts, What funny is the Apple Mail client receives it and displays it very 
well. It should drive some spammers systems nuts.

The way it ends up in the actual mail system (when it works) is 

Received: from localhost (localhost [])
   (forwarded by =?iso-8859-1?B?4pSM4oip4pSQQGdlZWtsYWJzLmNvbSk=?=
   by with local; Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:32:46 +0000
   id 000000000049DB32.526F022E.00002F79
Delivered-To: ┌∩┐
Received: from localhost ([::ffff:])
   (TLS: TLSv1/SSLv3,256bits,AES256-SHA)
   by with ESMTPS; Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:32:46 +0000
   id 000000000049DB30.526F022E.00002F74
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:32:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: Mike Harrison 
X-X-Sender: ""
Reply-To: Mike Harrison 
To: "=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=94=8C=E2=88=A9=E2=94=90=40geeklabs=2Ecom?=" 

Subject: foo test
User-Agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

Mike Harrison ┌∩┐

=============================================================== From: michael pearson ------------------------------------------------------ yes, gmail hates this . as an email address. y =3D labs=3D2Ecom?=3D"> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D**=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D** =3D=3D**

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Shows up fine for me..... On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM, michael pearson wrote= : : as an email address. l ry =3D klabs=3D2Ecom?=3D" >> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D**=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D** =3D=3D**

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ Fine here too te: : m as an email address. s it ?=3D eklabs=3D2Ecom?=3D" >>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D**=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D** =3D=3D=3D**

=============================================================== From: ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Mike Harrison : My spam filter automatically tags those email addresses as spam. --b

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Also had to turn mine off to test it.. It's a funny short lived joke and a good way to test how email (and other) systems really handle all these strange character sets I am constantly dealing with in other countries. Not quite as strange as that one.. but pretty strange. Showed it to some younger Microfties today, they didn't understand why it didn't work or why it would not...