Josef “Jeff” Sipek

Working @ Dovecot

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, and so this post is a bit delayed. Oh well.

A couple of months ago, I decided that it was time for me to move on work-wise. As a result, four weeks ago, I joined Dovecot Oy (a part of Open-Xchange).

As you may have guessed from the name of the company, I get to spend my time making the Dovecot email server code better, more featureful, and otherwise more excellent. It is certainly a significant but fun change—going from kernel hacking on a fairly unknown operating system to hacking on the world’s most popular IMAP server. Not a day goes by where I’m not surprised just how much functionality is in the Dovecot codebase, or when I get to consult an RFC related to some IMAP extension I didn’t even know existed.

So, with this said, you should expect to see some posts related to Dovecot, Dovecot code, and email in general.

Spam

So, today this one very odd looking piece of spam got into my inbox (this is just the begining):

The wounded, the sick animals and birds swam to it. Theres a slide about a quarter of a mile over there to the left, hesaid. They will be ofthe pure blood like yourself, Dwayanu, and you shall find mates among the women. I wondered uneasily whether the Uighurs knew of a shorter road and were outflanking me. I had read terror in the eyes of many of the women. …

Of course there was a lot of attachments which probably had the real spam crap, and this text was used only to get past spam filters. Anyway, I found it rather amusing — I guess long gone are the days when spam had (if you were lucky) a bunch of random words that didn’t even make a coherent sentence. :)

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