Re: Mail Issues (pt 2 )
On May 12, 2006, at 11:03 AM, Richard wrote:
Thought I would re-explain myself
What I wanted to do, if possible,
is to have the mail fetch from pop3 accounts (several)
( thousands ) avg 2800 per day
and have spam filters applied and rules applied, and move into
folder, as pure text messages,
with header intact.
If I understand correctly:
A straightforward fetchmail -> exim4/spamassassin configuration
using Maildir format should handle this without difficulty. I
handle ~1K messages per day with just such a setup. I handle the
sorting with .forward rules, though I suppose you could also use
exim4 pipe/process filters or an external ''delivery agent'' for more
sophisticated filtering. (I hope I have the terminology right)
I'd first setup and test exim4 and spamassassin, then configure
fetchmail to feed exim4 from the popboxes.
What you're doing differently is that you're _keeping_ the messages
(255K of them) whereas I purge any mailboxes with >10K messages. If
you choose to use Maildir, I'd advise that you configure your system
to limit the number of messages maintained in a particular
directory. I think funny things can happen on ext2 filesystems when
directory nodes contain >2^15 entries.