mail filter in python?

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl at
Mon Feb 7 09:46:41 EST 2000

Remco Gerlich wrote on 949925767:
> Greg McFarlane wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > I am looking for a replacement for the "filter" program that comes
> > with elm - something that I do not have to compile and something that
> > is easy to hack on.  Does anyone know of a python version?
> The best program out there for this sort of thing is Procmail. It does
> everything. It's not Python, it is compiled C. But the config files are easy
> to make.

The procmail syntax is really obfuscated. What about creating a mail
filter with a Python syntax? Shouldn't be too difficult, just create
some functions (drop, match_header) and execfile() a file with the
rexec module...


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