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July 2002 on Yahoo's automatic replacing of 'dangerous' words in HTML mail messages.

Mark wrote on 2002/07/14:
_Now_ I understand what happened to one chunk of html I yahoo-mailed to myself as a back-up. Thanks!

It seemed especially odd at the time, because I spell mediaeval the older way, with the ae diphthong, so I got a real-sounding word through Yahoo: "mediareview". I assumed it was some kind of rampant spellcheck gone beserk....