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Re: change subject of emails on ISP's IMAP server

On 12/12/2014 at 08:53 PM, Rob Owens wrote:

> When my ISP encounters an email that it cannot scan for viruses, it
> prepends ***UNCHECKED*** to the subject.  This occurs on every
> encrypted email I receive.  It's highly annoying, and the ISP refuses
> to fix this.
> What tools can I use to detect this tag and delete it?  I'd prefer
> to modify the subject of the email as it resides on my ISP's IMAP
> server. But if I have to rely on my email client (mutt) to do that,
> that's ok too I guess.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.

The last time I mentioned wanting to do something like this, what was
recommended to me was procmail, which would sit between the upstream
server and your mail client.

I never investigated (my circumstances at the time didn't lend
themselves to its being a practical solution), so I don't know what the
mechanics of the whole thing would be or how the mail flow would look,
but it could certainly do that type of filtering.

It may not be ideally suited to use with IMAP, but Googling on 'procmail
IMAP' (without quotes) finds a couple of hits which look like they might
be decent leads - either on how to do it with procmail, or on possible
alternative solutions.

If you find a solid solution, please let me know, as I'd be interested
in something like that myself; it's just never been important enough for
me to make a project out of it.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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