Re: General Resolution draft against spam.
On Thursday 17 October 2002 12:19, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert <joerg+Mailinglisten.Debian.Vote@german.ath.cx> writes:
> > Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> Well, manoj, the only problem is that when you filter spam, you do it
> >> after having paid for the download of the spam over a possibly slow and
> >> expensive modem connection.
> > Most of the times you use pop3 then. For that there are many tools
> > deleting spam before you download it (like mailfilter).
> If such a tool is really efficent, then I'm OK.
What they do is ask the pop server for just the headers of the email via
pop3's top command. Then it tries to remove the spam. In the end the data
still gets transferred it just never makes it onto a harddrive.