[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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