[plug] E-mail Setup for spam filtering -
cottmain at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jan 8 13:27:36 EST 2002
Spam is driving me crazy. Can't filter it at isp. How about the
following? A 'mostly on' connection to grab my mail then filter it [if my
machine goes down the mail will just build up at the isp]. Added benefits
could be - mail stored locally using IMAP so it could be accessed by other
machines and o/s. Maildir format for stability and I'm guessing the 'each
e-mail is a separate file' means that e-mails can be archived to cd and
then perhaps searched direct on cd. I need to find out what's required and
the best/simplest way to set it up.
Grab the mail from the isp
- Getmail [mail retriever with reliable Maildir. Does not need an MTA- but
what about Anti spam filtering - surely it can't run the ready made ASK or
- Fetchmail [needs an MTA. Then allows all your system MTA's filtering,
forwarding, and aliasing facilities to work just as they would on normal mail.]
Mail Transfer Agent - Procmail [mail processing - seems to be used by good
anti-spam scripts] or Qmail or Exim or Sendmail
Anti-Spam Scripts [pointers greatly appreciated]
Spambouncer- seems very thorough and to have quite a following and be
updated regularly ... Procmail focused.
Active Spam Killer (ASK)- likewise seems good. Procmail focused.
Mail User Agent - Gui - Gnome - Evolution, or KDE - Kmail [needs to be able
to deal with maildir file format].
How about - Fetchmail-Procmail-Ask-Kmail?
Am I heading in the right direction?
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