Re: spam blacklist pop3 solution
2005/11/14, Wayne Topa <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Adam Hardy(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> > I googled for this extensively and come up with nothing - I'm looking
> > for a hard-core spam blacklist to remove the spam from my POP3 mailbox
> > before I download it.
> apt-cache show mailfilter
> Removes spam at the server so you don't have to download it. Uses
> Allow, Deny, Scoring regex rules to mark spam for deletion.
> There is also a new spinoff called murx which allows more options in the
> 'spam' filtering. A debian package is available <murx.sourceforge.net>.
I used to do that.
But I found it easier to just filter it at the server level. This can
be done by getting an email service (paid or free) that allows you to
set up filters that sends spam direct to the Trash or marks it as,
well, spam. This of course assumes that the email service allows you
pop access. I consider this to be one of GMail Beta's killer features,
compared to other popular freemail accounts (e.g. Yahoo and Hotmail).
Of course, you do need a GMail invite (but practically everyone knows
a grand uncle or distant cousin with invites to spare). Or you could
sign up for the paid version of Yahoo, etc.
Another trick I use is to enable mail forwarding across as many as six
email accounts. Each email account has its own set of filters, so that
at each iteration (Account 1 forwards to Account 2, which forwards to
Account 3, etc.), more and more spam is removed. This also allows me
to post at a mailing list using Account 1 (which is exposed to the
world) and read my post at Account 6 (more or less private).
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