On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 05:05, Nancy McGough wrote:
On 5 Feb 2004 Robert Krueger (racsw(_at_)frontiernet(_dot_)net) wrote:
I've got Postfix/Procmail and Spammassassin + Nancy McGeough's
virussnag.rc is by Dallman Ross not me -- I just write about it!
I knew I'd get dinged on this ;-) But thanks for pointing the way.
It works terrific! I've been using KMail lately for reviewing emails
at my ISP without deleting them, and then using
fetchmail/Postfix/Procmail/SA/Virussnag.rc and Evolution to separate
out the legit emails from the junk. For now, that allows me to see how
much and what kind of emails my .procmailrc has caught.
1. All my mail that isn't tagged by SA and deposited in a special file
is sent to a maildir/ type folder. Because my virus stuff plus the SA
stuff are in a regular MH style file, I used the :0 : format telling
procmail to use a lockfile on these files only. I assume this is
proper, as I see no need to use maildir/ format style directories to
deposit spam and viruses. While i go to the trouble of scanning these
files using "less" to make sure I'm not getting good mail deposited
here, I have to believe there's an easier way. Isn't there some mail
utility that can scan all this mail in one of these files ( one at a
time, all, whatever) and lay it out neatly so I can see what type of
mail is in there? ( I did try "mailstat", it's kind of a "busy"
Yes there are mail utilities that can
"lay it out neatly so I can see what type of mail is in there"
They are called MUAs or mail clients. I recommend pine or mutt.
I was aware of these, but I was looking for more of utility that would
sequentially list the highlighted data from each email without listing
the content so you could tell what was in the "red" spam folder, the
"blue" spam folder, the "virus" folder, etc without having to resort to
an MUA like Pine or Mutt. Something specifically designed to monitor
mail folders that contained mail culled from the pack for one reason or
another. ( viruses, spam, junk, etc, etc )
About filtering your mailing lists. I talk about recipes for
doing this in my Procmail Quick Start, which is here:
I printed this whole thing out the other day, and started reading it.
There's so much stuff here, this will take a while.
Thanks for taking the time to create this, it's a doozer of a piece of
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