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Gets rid of spam in POP mailboxes.

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.



Download version 0.8.6 (stable)
released on 25 October 2016

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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey26 November 2003

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
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HelpMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Source requirementGNU make
Required to buildGCC
Source requirementflex (Not GNU flex!!) from
Required to buildGNU make
Required to buildflex (Not GNU flex!!) from
Source requirementGNU Bison
Source requirementGCC
Required to buildGNU Bison

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.


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