On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, Raymond Kelly wrote:
> Bernard Tyers wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just a little question. I have been playing with Pine's config.
> > Just wondering if you can filter mail with Pine.
> > Have seen alot of little tweeks in the setup, but have been a little
> > scared to play too much.
>> Not sure about this as I've never used it myself but I believe that you
> can forward your mail to elm's filter having set up a few rules
> somewhere, presumably the man pages would be your friends here!
I seem to remember hearing that elm's filter can lose mail from time to
time, although I'm not sure how true that is now and when I looked at it's
filtering capabilities seemed a bit limited. You should take a look at
procmail (http://www.procmail.org/) as well. It's reliable and it's
filtering abilities are btter than elm's filter.
You should also take a look at Infinite Ink's Robots and Mail Filtering page
(http://www.ii.com/internet/robots/) which has links you'll probably find
useful, including the Filtering Mail FAQ, which has details on setting up
both procmail and elm's filter.
John Gaughan http://www.csn.ul.ie/~elric
Skynet FTP Administrator http://skynet.csn.ul.ie
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