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SPAM filter POPFILE. Sharing a fix for me...

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2004 11:35 PM PDT

I've changed email filters on the home front and am sharing my trials to get POPFILE up and running.

POPFILE's homepage is http://popfile.sourceforge.net/

The install is fairly painless and the current version migrates many email clients automatically for you.

HOWEVER, I have this MSN account which causes spambusters great pain since few support MSN's Secure Password Authorization or SPA.

The POPFILE DOCUMENTION notes SPA, but the command line to startup POPFILE didn't work for me. A little more reading and this is what I came up with.

perl popfile.pl --set pop3_port=110 --set pop3_secure_server=pop3.email.msn.com --set pop3_secure_port=110

If I didn't have that MSN account, POPFILE would have required almost no command line work and tweaking of what's in the startup group. Besides the above line change in the Startup POPFILE item, I also set its properties to minimized windows on start.

Worth a look.


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