Kmail and "pop filters"

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Sep 27 16:21:54 BST 2006

On Wednesday 27 September 2006 06:48, Orjan Sinclair wrote:
>Maybe a bit of a newbie question but what are the "pop filters" in Kmail
>and how can one use them?

'pop' filters are where, and only if kmail is directly fetching the mail 
from your ISP's server, it looks at the header, and either downloads the 
message, or deletes it without downloading if it fits the filters pattern.

It may work ok for later than kde-3.3.0 kmails, but everytime I set it up 
to get rid of an obnoxious src, within a week the whole filter list was 
nulled out and it quit working.

This can only work if kmail is actually doing the mail suck.  I long ago 
offloaded that to fetchmail, and the filtering to procmail, so all kmail 
has to do is sort it. Someday I'll update kde as this is getting pretty 
ancient.  OTOH, it works for what I want it to do...

Cheers, Gene
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