[warning: 99% OT] does anything like this exist ?...

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at comcast.net
Tue Oct 26 15:51:19 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 13:40 +0000, Fred Pacquier wrote:

> I have a (very old, POP3) email address that's flooded with spam (about 
> 500 msgs per 24 hrs, no thanks to the ISP...) but that I still need to 
> use for various reasons. Of course it's unmanageable without some sort of 
> bayesian spam filter.

> One possible solution I've been mulling over, and looking for, would be 
> some sort of selective, on-line filter/downloader. I have an always-on, 
> Linux box at home on a decent DSL line ; on this I could have a daemon to 
> frequently poll that POP3 address, pulling only the headers (or maybe the 
> first body KB or so) and running those through a bayesian filter. If a 
> message comes out "clean" it is left on the server (so I can access it 
> from wherever I am), if it doesn't it is downloaded to a local mbox and 
> removed from the server (like getmail.py does) so I can still dig out the 
> occasional false positive when I'm home...

Rather that doing that, you might consider simply setting up a local
IMAP server on your Linux box.  Have a program (such as fetchmail) pull
down your POP3 email, filter it using procmail and feed it into the IMAP
server so that you can then access it from anywhere.

Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at comcast.net>

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