Email Client

Wulfy wulfmann at
Sat Nov 17 15:03:30 UTC 2007

Bernhard Breinbauer wrote:
> On Saturday 17 November 2007 wrote Wulfy:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> KMail's been doing that for me for 7 years...  Sure you need to have
>>> spamassassin or bogofilter (my choice) installed, but that's normal for
>>> *nix systems - you shouldn't have spam detection implemented _in_ your
>>> email client, when it's a separate task.
>> In what other area would you need spam detection?  The only way that I'm
>> aware of that spam gets onto my system is through e-mail.  So the e-mail
>> client *is* the appropriate place to put the spam detecting task, IMHO.
> Sure spam detection is designed for mails, but not for mail *clients* alone. 
> Such spam filters are also used on mail servers, by mail providers and so on. 
> That wouldn't be possible if all spam filters would be part of a mail client, 
> but is possible if they are separate applications.
> cheers,
> bernhard
Ah.  I tend to forget about servers as I only have a single-user, 
single-OS machine here.



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