Kmail and "pop filters"
gene.heskett at verizon.net
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...
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