[kde-linux] filtering in kmail (IMAP)

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at kde.nl
Wed Jun 21 18:37:47 UTC 2006

Op woensdag 21 juni 2006 20:03, schreef Pollywog:
> Is it possible to filter IMAP messages in kmail?  I know filtering works
> for pop3 but I don't believe it will work on IMAP mailboxes except perhaps
> if it is done manually.  I would like to have it done automatically when
> mail is received (when kmail is opened) and have the suspect spams either
> deleted or put in the SPAM folder.
> I keep getting spams with certain words in the subject, frequently spams
> with "smallcap" or "small cap" in the subject and I have tried to get
> maildrop to read a list of spam subjects in a file and filter those emails
> but I have not succeeded.  Unfortunately some aspects of maildrop are not
> well-documented and I don't know how to do that, so I want to do it from
> kmail.  Spamassassin is not catching some of this trash.
> The only way I know of to do this in maildrop is to have a rule in
> ~/.mailfilter but I would need to have a rule for each spam subject and
> that is not efficient.
> thanks

Which KMail version do you use? IIRC, KMail 1.9.x (maybe even 1.8.x) support 
IMAP filtering.

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

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