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is it really necessary?
Authored by: hurls on Dec 17, '01 02:22:15AM

Not sure if it's really necessary, but unfortunately, the filters in mail.app (as far as i can tell, and i've been running OS X for only a week) can't handle compound statements like if to or cc isn't address1 OR address2. So people with multiple accounts can't easily filter out spam that way...



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is it really necessary?
Authored by: ret on Dec 18, '01 10:52:11PM

I agree - the lack of an OR operation makes the Mail Rules primitive at best. What I'd also like to see is the ability to filter on Attachment content. Just to be able to bounce anything with a .pif attachment would be very handy at the moment.

And why does the auto-reply rule include the attachment, when the Reply button in normal use does not? I set up an auto-responder to tell people that they were afflicted with SirCam (and that the solution was to purchase a Macintosh ;-) but had to disable it almost immediately because I started getting responses from mail-servers that I was sending the virus on!

Even better, why not make the whole "Rules" preference pane a GUI front end to procmail and be done with it?

For that matter, why the hell doesn't the mac.com mail server filter out the known virii in the first place? That would be a boon for those of us still living with dial-up.

And yes, I have sent all these suggestions to MacOSX feedback.

cheers (and happy christmas)
RET



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polling multiple pop accts???
Authored by: rgray on Jan 24, '02 12:01:06PM

does one simply repeat the poll line for each of a series of multiple accounts? or is it more complicated than that?



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