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23 January 2013

Two updates to Quilla

Updated my email short-link site:

1. Anonymous submissions

People who want to contact you will only need to fill in a captcha to send you an email. This is easier and also means you can use Quilla for anonymous tips. Before, people had to log in with their Google account to email you. Now that's optional and off by default.

2. Anonymous email relaying

Similar to how cragislist will proxy email, every Quilla short-link now acts as an anonymous email address. For example, I have a short-link http://a.quil.la/FVZ3PMZC which can also be contacted by mailing FVZ3PMZC@quil-la.appspotmail.com. Your replies will be sent to Quilla, not the other person, and it will anonymize your email and forward it on. Just be careful not to put your signature in the message body.

Here's an example of what a relayed reply looks like at the SMTP level. My actual email address is never exposed here. But please bang on this to make sure it's actually private!

Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=pass (sender IP is smtp.mailfrom=3Ear_UAcJDvAimad-dSYeSad.UgelWklSUUgmflweWgmldggc.Uge@M3KW2WVRGUFZ5GODRSRYTGD7.apphosting.bounces.google.com; dkim=none header.d=quil-la.appspotmail.com; x-hmca=none
X-SID-PRA: FVZ3PMZC@quil-la.appspotmail.com
X-SID-Result: NONE
X-Message-Status: n:n
X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0xO0Q9MTtHRD0xO1NDTD0w
X-Message-Info: gamVN+8Ez8V+RHg+F+brAR/RHsiCCIFSZ9ikkxpPADD4CfFtHzj/an4t6Xt0JVCwedPeCv8/nPJbB8EUv4hVLEq7Tew3S1X0hwfk9BNYdW5L5f/SrXMBBCytYQn5mxP0UsbebMY+X3p2jRNlTlTPyK4tV4KddeZR
Received: from mail-gh0-f200.google.com ([]) by BAY0-MC1-F24.Bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900);
   Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:14:57 -0800
Received: by mail-gh0-f200.google.com with SMTP id 10so12704665ghy.7
        for <testaccount4me@outlook.com>; Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:14:57 -0800 (PST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Received: by with SMTP id at6mr183261ved.31.1358932497548;
 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:14:57 -0800 (PST)
References: <047d7b3437e45ee1f004d3f11de3@google.com>
In-Reply-To: <047d7b3437e45ee1f004d3f11de3@google.com>
X-Google-Appengine-App-Id: s~quil-la
X-Google-Appengine-App-Id-Alias: quil-la
Message-ID: <047d7bf0e102ca457304d3f12072@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:14:57 +0000
Subject: Re: don't get lost in the ether
From: "Quilla Reflector: FVZ3PMZC" <FVZ3PMZC@quil-la.appspotmail.com>
To: testaccount4me@outlook.com
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=047d7bf0e102ca456004d3f1206f
Return-Path: 3Ear_UAcJDvAimad-dSYeSad.UgelWklSUUgmflweWgmldggc.Uge@M3KW2WVRGUFZ5GODRSRYTGD7.apphosting.bounces.google.com
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 23 Jan 2013 09:14:57.0622 (UTC) FILETIME=[1D306760:01CDF94A]

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This is working correctly. Happy to hear it.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM, testaccount4me at outlook.com (Quilla
Reflector: FVZ3PMZC) <
FVZ3PMZC+ylqwzgcxdjiauyhudecqdggtdzos3ex3@quil-la.appspotmail.com> wrote:

> or else you'll have a problem

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<div dir=3D"ltr">OKAY!<div><br></div><div style>This is working correctly. =
Happy to hear it.</div></div><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><br><br><div class=
=3D"gmail_quote">On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM, testaccount4me at <a href=
=3D"http://outlook.com">outlook.com</a> (Quilla Reflector: FVZ3PMZC) <span =
dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:FVZ3PMZC+ylqwzgcxdjiauyhudecqdggtdzos3ex3=
@quil-la.appspotmail.com" target=3D"_blank">FVZ3PMZC+ylqwzgcxdjiauyhudecqdg=
gtdzos3ex3@quil-la.appspotmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1p=
x #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div><div dir=3D"ltr">or else you&#39;ll have a problem               </div></=

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