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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • http://tmda.sourceforge.net [sourceforge.net]

    I'm going to try installing it on my new mail box RSN, and I've got anectdotal reports from a friend that uses it that it works pretty well.

    • The problem with this is you don't find out about the people who just throw their hands in the air and say "Sod it, why should I bother", and never respond to the TMDA check message. Unless TMDA logs this, and you check your logs (which would, of course, be full of spammers anyway).

      Instead try SpamAssassin [spamassassin.org]. It's pretty effective, and besides, I work on it ;-)
      • Eudora filters catch most things for me. I get mail from many different mailboxes directly to my Mac, and don't want to proxy it all through another machine first, unless I have to.
        • by Matts (1087) on 2002.03.07 13:59 (#5586) Journal
          Do you download via POP? It's in the TODO list to write a POP proxy server in POE that automatically does SpamAssassin filtering, and it might be fun to hack it together sometime soon.
          • In my to-do list is to finish up something I wrote that logs into your POP account, skims messages, kills ones that look like spam or viruses, and then leaves your mailbox otherwise untouched -- i.e., when you download messages later with your POP client, nothing is marked as already-read.

            I have the basic POP machinery working; I just need to sit down and write the what-is-spam rules around it.