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

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Thu Apr 28 21:49:38 PDT 2005

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 01:16:31PM -0700, Edmund J. Biow wrote:
> What I would really like is a program that could analyze the real return 
> address of the sender from the header on the server and then give you 
> the opportunity to bounce the message back if (as is not generally the 
> case) it looks like it is not using a forged Reply-To address to which a 
> bounce will just create more spam and confusion.  That way the sender 
> might remove you from his spam list, figuring your account is inactive.  
> Simultaneously, it would be great if the program could figure out who 
> best to send an automatic CC spam report to, based on the spammers IP 
> address, etc.

Hum, spam fighting?  I've heard about that.  I think others are
working on it, too.

Seems like you are asking for a (GUI?) client application to do things
you shouldn't bother with.  Multiple POP accounts?  Why not forward
all to a single server?  Or just use one address. (Seems like people
that get the least amount of spam complain the most about. Rick, do
you use multiple accounts?  What's your personal email volume
like?)  Then use the tools that so many people are working with/on
to do your filtering.  Then use a mail client to read your mail.  One
that has a nice single key delete function to delete a spam message
in a fraction of a second.  Spend all your time fighting spam and the
spammers have won.  (Or is that with terrorist?  I get them confused
sometimes. ;)

But, I think I'm repeating myself.

Here's yesterday on my home machine (which are not all unique
messages, btw):

$ wc -l /var/log/exim4/mainlog.1
   4437 /var/log/exim4/mainlog.1

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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