Re: Looking for package to manipulate pop3 mailbox index
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 04:59:15PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
| On Tuesday 08 January 2002 04:38 pm, Dougie Nisbet wrote:
| > On another ISP I've got a full mailbox (around 120MB and 15000
| > messages I think) because a spammer has faked a legitimate e-mail
| > address of mine and used it. This means that
| > 'email@example.com' (which I had no idea was
| > legitimate) has received many thousands of mail bounces.
| > Is there a package that would allow me to examine JUST THE HEADERS of
| > these mail messages, and allow me to delete chunks at a time? There
| > may be a handful of mails in there that I want, but I don't want to
| > download 120MB to find out!
| I'm 99.9% sure you can write something in Python.
Of course you can! :-). (or just use telnet after reading the POP3
I think 'popsneaker' is the name of one such program. IIRC there's 2
programs (at least one of which is on sourceforge) to delete spam on a
POP server after inspecting the headers and before downloading the
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