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Found at: republic.circumlunar.space:70/~rak/phlog/2021-09-03-Outlook-Web-Apps:-WTF.txt

2021-09-03: Outlook Web Apps: WTF                            rak
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I recently moved to Montreal to start a postdoc at McGill.
Annoyingly, McGill uses Office365/OWA with mandatory 2FA for
their email, so I had to patch neomutt to support XOAUTH2
authentication [0]. Infinitely more annoying is the following
OWA "feature": I saved a draft of a plaintext email over IMAP
using neomutt. When I went to resume my email, I discoverd that
OWA had converted my email to, you guessed it, HTML. Thankfully,
they were kind enough to tell me that they had done so by adding
an HTML comment: 

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
Hi,
    
    blah blah blah
    
    blah blah blah blah
    blah blah blah
    
    Ryan
    
    -- 
    |)|/  Ryan Kavanagh  | 4E46 9519 ED67 7734 268F
    |\|\  https://rak.ac | BD95 8F7B F8FC 4A11 C97A
    
    
    
    

Who the actual fuck thought this was a good idea or that it was
remotely helpful?

[0] https://github.com/neomutt/neomutt/pull/3032