Spam filter that works with fetchmail and mutt

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri Jul 12 03:06:56 UTC 2013

For simple deletions where you have a definite pattern to search for I
think there's nothing better than procmail. I keep my deletions recipies
in a separate file called rc.kills that I source as follows in my
$HOME/.procmailrc :


Then, in rc.kills I have recipies such as the following:

* ^From.*scooter store

* ^Subject.*power scooter
 You can put almost anything into your search criteria. Consult man
  for procmail, but also for procmailex to see examples of how to use
  procmail. It's really a wonderful tool.


John J. Boyer writes:
> I am being plagues with spam, especially from mailoing lists or forums 
> to which I have been signed up without my permission. Is there a spam 
> filter that works with fetchmail and mutt? Basically I just want it to 
> discard messages from certain addresses.
> Thanks,
> John
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
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