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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.



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Janet Casey

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26 November 2003

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Python (Ref)
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
HelpMailing List Info/Archive
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

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


"Python (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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