[kde-linux] POP Filters

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Oct 18 06:50:30 UTC 2007

Gaffer. wrote:
> Hi Werner,
> On Wednesday 17 October 2007 19:19, Werner Joss inscribed thus:
>> Am Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2007 20:12 schrieben Sie:
>>>>> Running SuSE 10.2 Kmail 1.9.5 KDE 3.5.5.  I don't seem to be
>>>>> able to get "POP filters" to work.  My mail server running
>>>>> "Spam Assassin" tags the spam with "X-Spam-Flag = Yes".   But
>>>>> POP filter doesn't seem to delete them from the server,  they
>>>>> get downloaded and caught by  "Filter Rules"  which correctly
>>>>> puts them in the wasetbin.
>>>>> Is it me or doesn't POP filters work like I expect it to ! 
>>>>> ie read the headers and delete them from the server as
>>>>> instructed.
>>>>> Thanks:
>>> I could be wrong,
>> I'm relative sure, you are :)
>> - as I understand the OP, there is already spamassassin running at
>> his ISP's mailserver, tagging suspect emails with "X-Spam-Flag =
>> Yes" _before_ something else happens.
>> so he could set up a pop filter which just looks at this to decide
>> to delete mails on the server. which doesn't seem to work.
>> werner
> Yes that is exactly what I mean.
> My assumption was that by creating a POP filter I could simply delete 
> everything tagged without downloading it.  In practice the POP filter 
> mechanism in Kmail does not seem to do that.  Either I am doing 
> something wrongly, or the POP filtering is broken.

I seem to recall, from my days long ago using Pegasus Mail for Windows, 
an otherwise-excellent mail client handicapped by being a Windows 
program, that the only way POP filters can work with mail is to download 
it FIRST. Pegasus had a function that could scan the headers from your 
mail server, then you could mark and selectively delete mail. But all 
mail filtering required downloading the mail before a filter could act 
on it.

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