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Authored by: Chas on Mar 29, '02 04:11:54AM

I withdraw my previous remark about this being impractical. I came upon this tip during a search, months after I made my original remarks. Apparently "Anonymous" rewrote his page with a couple of hints from the feedback, you no longer have to rebuild your Mail.app mailbox to pick up mail, it now allows Mail.app to automatically pick up the mail from the regular unix mailboxes. I believe this might have been an improvement in Mail.app, it can now draw mail from the same standard Unix mailbox structure that native Unix apps like PINE use.
So I installed it and it works great. I will add a suggestion for Procmail spam filtering scripts, I tried Spambouncer http://www.spambouncer.org and oh man is it great. I use BetterConsole.app to monitor procmail.log, it stays hidden and then pops up and shows me when procmail is filtering spam, I can watch it and see if there are any false positives, it saves messages tagged as spam and you can review them later. I must get 50 to 100 spams a day, it dumps them all in a separate folder, I could set cron to empty it every day (or week, etc).
So Mr/Ms Anonymous, thanks for the tip, it works great and I owe you one. Spam is gone from my machine. I have reclaimed control of my mailbox.



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