Wifely-type problem

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Fri Nov 5 17:00:38 GMT 2010

On 11/5/2010 11:23 AM, Richard Siddall wrote:
> Steve Campbell wrote:
>> All of this is concerning my home setup, not business, so....
>> My wife is constantly getting into a bind with her home email account.
>> She's one of those types that subscribes to everything and gets tons of
>> crappy email as a result. Her DSL server mailbox is so full now, that
>> she can't download what's up there from the server. I'd like to do
>> something like the following, so if anyone sees a problem with my plans
>> or knows of a better way, please speak up.
> Steve,
> Think about what you're going to do when you go on vacation, or you buy
> your wife an iPhone for your anniversary. Also, see if you can get
> fetchmail to run when she pops email, so she doesn't have to wait for
> the next cron run when she's expecting an urgent message.
> One of the other replies reminded me that I think I've seen a program
> that goes in via POP3 and deletes spam/viruses, so you might be able to
> clean up the DSL provider mailbox. I can't remember what it was called.

mailwasher is one, though I haven't used it in years. But, don't turn on 
it's bounce feature, just let it delete the crap.

It would be interesting to have a MailScanner or SA only box that copied 
the mail from the ISP inbox, filtered it, then used POP or IMAP to 
delete or sort the mail on the ISP server to appropriate IMAP folders. 
Anyone know of such a beast?


> Regards,
> Richard Siddall

Ken Anderson
Pacific Internet - http://www.pacific.net

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