mail filter in python?

Ralf Hildebrandt hildeb at
Mon Feb 7 08:55:02 EST 2000

On Tue, 8 Feb 2000 00:09:02 +1100, Greg McFarlane <gregm at> wrote:
>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?

>(FYI, the elm filter program is executed each time the Unix mail
>system attempts to deliver a mail message to your mailbox.  You can
>configure it to put certain messages into folders, to delete others or
>to forward others to someone else.  It is very useful for dealing with
>mailing lists and other high-volume email sources.)

elm filter is buggy and should not be used for security reasons. See bugtraq

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