Re: More on spam
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 21:04, IRIOS@telefonica.net wrote:
> Sure, if I delete the spam, the spam will be deleted.
> But having to delete the spam *is* the problem, not the solution. The
> problem is, you go to bed, and in the morning there are 250 154K
> messages that have to be downloaded, seeked and erased, or worse, seeked
> and erased with a not-too-fast webmail interface.
> You can dump a free Yahoo mail account easily, but if it is your ISP
> email account that is bombed, it is a lot worse.
Sounds like you have a POP account? I had to go the webmail route a couple
of times when Kmail showed there was >> 2MB of mail in my account. A pox on
ISP site authors who design over-fancy slow-loading Webmail screens :(
But anyway, now I've found a rather primitive but effective little utility
called pop3browser that I can recommend. Runs in a terminal window,
downloads a list of message sizes, allows me to select which ones to delete
(and the ones > 100K stick out a mile in the list). I assume nobody's
sending me legitimate messages > 100K anyway. But be *very* careful only to
mark the messages you want deleted, you get no second chance if you delete
the wrong one.
There's a similar utility called popcheck that was recommended to me, but it
stalled halfway through the list of messages the first time I used it.
Might be worth another try.
I only bother with pop3browser if Kmail shows me (when it starts) that
there's > 1MB of mail in the box. But it sure beats the heck out of