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SPASTIC is a set of email filters to deal with Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE), a.k.a. spam, using procmail. Features include filtering based on header and/or body contents, predefined sets of filters to get started quickly, a whitelist to bypass filters, options on where to send spam, and an optional script to rotate the spam file periodically.


English and Portuguese user guide available in HTML format from


Download version 3.3 (stable)
released on 19 July 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey25 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Miguel Rozsas Contributor
Nick Selby Contributor
Keith Winston Maintainer
Chrissy Le Maire Contributor
Daniel Barrett Contributor
David Perry Contributor

Resources and communication

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

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use formail
Required to use grep/fgrep/egrep
Required to use MTA
Weak prerequisite dig (for domain checks)
Required to use procmail

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 July 2004.


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