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[REBOL] Re: brave souls wanted

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 6-Nov-2002 22:13

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Martin"
> One little problem: I changed my Outlook Express message rules for [spam?] > to delete the message from the server, and Cerebus didn't understand it. > Outlook Express responded with: > The server responded with an error. Account: '', Server: > 'localhost', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR unsupported command', > Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: > 0x800CCC90 >
Hi Andrew, I did some tracing on OE when you set the message rule to delete the message from the server when the subject line matchs [spam?]. What happens is that OE issues a TOP command for each unread message. That is, it fetches the message header for each unread message. Now since Cerebrus has yet to alter the subject line, the rule will always fail. So, at this time, there is a *disadvantage* in using the "delete from server" action, unless of course you have other rules that take advantage of header information. However, since most of the spam can be spotted from the header, it inspires me to do a spam check on a TOP command as well so that you will be saved from downloading the full message when it is spam. However, this means you will have put a greater trust in Cerebrus than I currently have !!! I've already implemented the TOP command, and hopefully will get the rest done in the weekend. --- Graham