[conspire] Re: Linux program to remove mail from server?

Eric De Mund ead-conspire at ixian.com
Thu Apr 28 09:10:52 PDT 2005


Edmund J. Biow <ejb1 at isp.com>:
] While a console would work fine to implement some sort of filter, what
] I want is to see a list of my email headers, then select the ones I
] want to delete and remove them from the server.

Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>:
] OK, _now_ you've described your problem a lot more precisely. It still
] doesn't follow that you need a graphical thing: E.g., an ncurses-based
] utility would suit, just fine.
] I've never had to look for a utility of the sort you describe, so I
] turn out not to be the right guy to ask.

I did poke around the other day to see if such a thing were out there in
the Unix/Linux world. I started by looking at Mozilla and Thunderbird. I
was shocked to find that these flagship projects did not support the
functionality that Ed is looking for. As far as I can tell, they support
multiple mail accounts just fine, but not the sometimes desired "delete
before download" or "look before download" functionalities. I'm abso-
lutely certain that these will appear in these products in future.

For now, however, I continue to have no answer to this query. I'll keep
my eyes peeled, however.

"Every program in development at MIT expands until it can read mail."

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