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Re: *****SPAM***** Installing & configuring local POP or IMAP server

 Ironic or what?  Your email praising SpamAssassin caused my copy to treat
it as spam :)

Anyway I would recommend installing the cygwin version of imapd (see the
Archives from about 2 or 3 months ago).  I use it with outlook from another
box, indeed my whole family now get their mail through my box thanks to
Jason's modification of fetchmail/procmail to run setuid.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean-François Fabre" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 7:56 PM
Subject: *****SPAM***** Installing & configuring local POP or IMAP server

> SPAM: -------------------- Start SpamAssassin
results ----------------------
> SPAM: This mail is probably spam.  The original message has been altered
> SPAM: so you can recognise or block similar unwanted mail in future.
> SPAM: See for more details.
> SPAM: Content analysis details:   (7.2 hits, 6 required)
> SPAM: Hit! (3.7 points)  BODY: Information on getting a larger penis
> SPAM: Hit! (3.5 points)  URI: URL of page called "unsubscribe"
> SPAM: -------------------- End of SpamAssassin
results ---------------------
> Hi everyone,
> I've asked and checked google and the archives, but I did not find the
> answer to my question:
> I'm using Cygwin on WinXP. As I recieved several spam mails per day
> asking me whether I should have my penis enlarged or my breast size
> increased, I looked for a heuristic filtering tool and I found the
> excellent SpamAssassin.
> I configured it with fetchmail & procmail and now my e-mails are
> filtered, and that's fine.
> but the problem is I have to use a Cygwin mailing program to read my
> mail (such as pine), but I'm not fond of curses-based program that much
> and would prefer to use Netscape, as I did before I decide to install
> SpamAssassin.
> So I've got to use Netscape in a different way, not polling the mail
> from my provider's remote pop3 server, but let fetchmail + the filters
> do it for me (they store it in /var/spool/mail). Then I guess I would
> have to poll "localhost" from Netscape using POP3 or IMAP protocol.
> When I try to do that, Netscape answers that the connection to localhost
> has been refused. Ok,  that helps me a lot.
> I've managed to make telnet & ftp work using the inetd.conf stuff and
> all the cryptic commands to start the inetd service, but I don't know if
> I can use fetchmail as a POP server, or if I have to install another POP
> server on cygwin, and if so, which one?
> Bye
> Jff
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