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[REBOL] Re: spam

From: philb:upnaway at: 8-May-2002 0:23

Hi Graham, I do my own filtering as part of a plugin to my email program. Would need a bit of work to turn it into a core script ... it pops up messeges ... but its do-able. The basics are 1. Call a function with an account 2. Get password for an account 3. Open Mailbox 4. Read all emails for the account 5. For each email 5.1 decode email 5.2 pass email header to function to determine if its spam 5.3 check return parameter indicating what to do with it (remove from server/save etc) 6. Close Mailbox. The function that recieves the email header can check the To/CC/Subject fields to determine if its spam. Im sure it wouldnt take you long to knock up something quick ... but if your are interested in my code let me know. Cheers Phil === Original Message ===
> I had been thinking about it but then stumbled across > mailwasher which does > it all for me. > > > It even bounces email, which is a great way to cut spam.
Hi Allen, I had a quick look .. but I don't think it will suit my needs. I don't really want to run an interactive gui for this, just a core script that runs all the time examining my pop account and removing all the obvious spam, and email addresses that have been blacklisted. The trouble with ADSL/cable is that being on the internet all the time, means you get spam all the time :( I'm not that optimistic that bouncing spam results in removal from any distribution lists ( all the emails are on cdrom from what I can tell ), and maybe just adds to traffic. If the return address is forged, does it then bounce back to me ?? -- Graham Chiu