[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: available news/mail filtering
> Beavis B. Thoopit wrote:
> | What news and mail filter programs are available? Pointers
> | will be appreciated.
> I like procmail. Its a steep learning curve, but well worth the
I disagree about the grade of the curve. However I might
have bumped into better learning resources. I'd suggest
the following URL (lynx clean for us non-GUI CLImbers and
This is maintained by Nancy McGough ([email protected]??).
She and Stephen R. van den Berg (author of procmail) are
active on the procmail mailing list:
And of course, subscription and information requests
for this list to:
I suppose (since this is my first posting to cypherpunks)
I might as well introduce myself. I've been lurking on the
list for about two weeks. This is the busiest list that
I'm subscribed to. By comparison the Pegasus Mail list
only gets a hundred messages a day. Well that one's at work
so I see it every day -- the ones here at netcom I might
flake on for a few days at a time.
I've had a mild (armchair) interest in crypto since I was
in high school. I heard of this list via netnews but actually
got the address from someone at a Kabuki-west (a fairly
small, discreet Bay Area social mailing list that's used to organize
weekly dinners at area restaurants and announce other food related
events to aspiring computer nerds -- such as me-- and other
Given my lack of schooling and formal study on the subject
I probably won't have much to say on this list. Given the
volume of postings, and the relatively high signal to noise
ratio (lots more politics than actual discussion of the
technology from what I've seen) I'll be very lucky if I can
wade through all this on weekends.
My name is Jim Dennis. I'm a sysadmin (and webmaster, postmaster,
and backup Netware supervisor) for a medium-sized software
publisher in the Bay Area. I used to do tech support for
places like Quarterdeck and Symantec. I've also done some
SQA. Most of my experience is with DOS/Windows and PC's --
but most of my recent work is on Linux, FreeBSD, SunOS and
Solaris. I most frequently post answers to the *.lang.awk
newsgroups (which I'm writing an FAQ for).
JaDeStar = Ja(mes) De(nnis) + Star(shine) [my girlfriend].
There's an alias to this account: [email protected]
which hits a procmail script and gets redirected to Heather's
(Starshine's) current e-mail address at work. This has been the
easiest way to ensure a continuity to her e-mail address
from one employer to another. She hardly ever logs into
this account otherwise.
If you want to know more about me -- ask in e-mail (off the