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Mailfilter is a flexible utility for *nix (-like) operating systems to get rid of unwanted spam mails, before having to go through the trouble of downloading them into the local computer. It offers support for one or many POP accounts and is especially useful for dialup connections via modem, ISDN, etc. Mailfilter connects to any POP mail box and compares part of its content to a set of user defined filter rules. That way the spam gets deleted directly on the mail server. With Mailfilter you can define your own filters (rules) to determine which e-mails should be delivered and which are considered waste. Rules are regular expressions, so you can make use of familiar options from other mail delivery programs such as e.g. procmail.



version 0.7.1 (developmental)
released on 27 November 2004

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey26 November 2003

Leaders and contributors

Til Schubbe Contributor
Andreas Bauer Maintainer
Bob Paddock Contributor
Joerg Jaspert Contributor
Kai Hildebrandt Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Bug Tracking,Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Source requirement GNU make
Required to build GCC
Source requirement flex (Not GNU flex!!) from
Required to build GNU make
Required to build flex (Not GNU flex!!) from
Source requirement GNU Bison
Source requirement GCC
Required to build GNU Bison

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 November 2004.


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