Re: E-Mail monitor for Linux
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 18:40:37 +0200
In alt.os.linux Edward Diener <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I am looking for a graphical e-mail monitor for Linux similar to Magic
> Mail Monitor under Windows. This would be a program which could read
> e-mail headers from any of my POP3 mail server's inboxes and, depending
> on a matching string using regular expressions, in the various
> sub-categories of the header, either delete the message from the server
> or mark the message somehow ( highliting color or SPAM prefix ) in its
> preview window, so that I can subsequently tell it to delete the message
> from the server. Does such a program exist under Linux ? I see many
> so-called e-mail monitors but none seem to supply what I want and be
> really useful. Any suggestions of such an e-mail monitor program would
> be very useful to me.
> Spamassassin is running effectively on my e-mail server's host but a
> number of spam messages still get through and I would like to avoid
> downloading them if necessary.
Dunno about some app like this, tried searching freshmeat.net for
something in the lines?
There's small perl script "poppy" or so which allows to delete
from some POP3 server based on headers, one could enhance this
script and add the functionality you desire easily. Not a bad
idea, personally download the whole crap and SA helps me to keep
17:34 checking for mail..
55 x SPAM since 00:00 h (413K) caught by: SpamAssassin 3.0.2
Received: 1 SPAM: 0 real: 1 top score: 52.9
You need to put from time to time a little work into
spamassassin, mostly updating every few month. With dial-up not
downloading the crap at all should save you some time/money if
you have enough bandwidth and pay a flat fee, the additional
bytes don't matter anyway.
-- Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94) mail: echo email@example.com | perl -pe 'y/a-z/n-za-m/' #bofh excuse 339: manager in the cable duct