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Secrets of the Windows Masters: Unscrambling and Decoding News Messages

Many of the messages you read in Outlook Express are simple text messages that require little scrolling, but occasionally you'll run into messages that are anything but simple. Outlook Express can handle some types of scrambled messages, as well as messages that have been divided into multiple sections.

Deciphering ROT13

A popular method used for scrambling newsgroup messages is referred to as ROT13 (Rotated 13), which is a simple substitution cipher. With ROT13, each letter of the alphabet is replaced with the letter 13 places down from it in alphabetical order.


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