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'Animail' is a multiserver POP3/APOP/IMAP4 (with or without SSL) mail retrieval utility. It has an advanced filtering system based on blacklisting, whitelisting, or a combination of both, and can send an autoresponse which prompts people to reply and add themselves to the 'autoaccept' file. It also allows filters based on regular expressions which match against email headers. (If a message is filtered, only the header is downloaded, not the entire body.) users can also combine external filtering programs (e.g. SpamAssassin or Bogofilter) as message post-download plugins, which extends filtering capabilities in an unlimited way. Delivery options include mailbox, maildir, local SMTP, and pipe to a command.


User guide available in HTML format from


Download version 2.0.10 (stable)
released on 1 August 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey2 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Juanjo A. Martínez Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite mail-transport-agent
Weak prerequisite procmail
Weak prerequisite spamassassin
Weak prerequisite bogofilter
Required to use Python 2.0 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 August 2004.


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