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Does not delete messages from server
Authored by: rude1 on May 30, '03 01:10:58PM


I too have the same problem - but - at work the Spam Script works like a charm and does what it is suppose to. When I get home, and wake my powerbook from sleep, the script identifies the mail as Junk/Spam but doesn't delete from the server and re-downloads it over and over and over.

If I turn off the Spam script, the mail downloads once with no problems. I believe that somehow the script has an issue with my home-based ISP service ( SW Bell DSL ) and not with my office T1 connection.

If anyone has a fix, that would be greatly appreciated as I tend to get most of my spam on the weekends and late at night etc.



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Does not delete messages from server
Authored by: DaveCC on May 31, '03 11:49:53PM

I have observed this behavior with just 1 e-mail so far. Not sure what is causing it, perhaps a problem with the time-out settings of your particular POP server? Maybe the delay involved in looking up the IP addresses against the RBL's is causing a time out on accessing the POP account and the subsequent delete command is ignored? Anyone know the POP protocol better that could comment on this?

Still having problems with the applescript moving the flagged e-mail into the Junk folder properly. Some people are getting it working, some are not. I have noticed that it USUALLY works, but sometimes (and no pattern is apparent) there is a problem and the mail is left in the In box. A bug in the Mail app or the AppleScript library? Still plugging away at it.

I was thinking that this AppleScript filter rule is a bit slow and a rudimentary solution for a rather complex issue. Maybe someone could look at writing a standalone RBL lookup plugin for Mail/app as a native Cocoa program. I know the latter is beyond me.


I'm much calmer now that I don't use WinBlow$ anymore.

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Does not delete messages from server
Authored by: msk on Jun 02, '03 08:20:01AM

I also have observed this problem, and I agree it seems to be a timeout problem with the POP server. For me it only happens at home over the dialup line to my ISP's server and never at work with the EIMS server I run.

My best guess is to reduce the number of Blacklist servers but I'm betting the problem is that one of the best and therefore first server listed is reacting slow.

An alternative would be to tell OS X Mail to leave your email on the server for a little while in the hope that that way it won't try to sent the delete command after your POP server has timed out.

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