# The Zen Of E-Mail Sorting

PMDIR=$HOME/Procmail LOGFILE=$PMDIR/procmail.log
MAILDIR=$HOME/mail DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/Unsorted
LOCKFILE=$PMDIR/.lockmail VERBOSE=no # Log MS-Specific Message-IDs (before flagging as dupes) :0 * ^X-msmail * ^\/Message-ID:.*$
{
LOG="$MATCH" } # Duplicate removal :0 Wh:$PMDIR/.duplicate.lock
* ? formail -D 256000 $PMDIR/.duplicate.procmail-cache "Duplicates" # SpamAssassin # # Pipe the mail through spamassassin (replace 'spamassassin' with 'spamc' # if you use the spamc/spamd combination) # #* < 256000 # # The condition line ensures that only messages smaller than 250 kB # (250 * 1024 = 256000 bytes) are processed by SpamAssassin. Most spam # isn't bigger than a few k and working with big messages can bring # SpamAssassin to its knees. # # The lock file ensures that only 1 spamassassin invocation happens # at 1 time, to keep the load down. :0fw:$PMDIR/.spamassassin.lock
| spamc

# Mails with a score of 15 or higher are almost certainly spam (with 0.05%
# false positives according to rules/STATISTICS.txt). Let's put them in a
# different mbox. (This one is optional.)
:0:
* ^X-Spam-Level: \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*

"Spam/Definite"

# All mail tagged as spam (eg. with a score higher than the set threshold)
# is moved to "probably-spam".
:0:
* ^X-Spam-Status: Yes
"Spam/Probable"

# Work around procmail bug: any output on stderr will cause the "F" in "From"
# to be dropped.  This will re-add it.
:0
* ^^rom[ ]
{
LOG="*** Dropped F off From_ header! Fixing up. "
:0 fhw
| sed -e '1s/^/F/'
}

And that's only the start of it. Going through around 70 mailboxes with:

formail -s procmail < input.mbox

...takes some doing.

Meanwhile, I have found the canonical way to convert .PST files: Dropping messages into an Exchange server and dragging them out again with Mozilla. fetchmail seems to choke after a bit, and I've yet to find out exactly why.

### Samsung Palm Phone

Just came across this one. It's the SGH-i500, and apparently runs Palm OS 5. Looks nice. I wish they'd make up their mind, though. Clicking through PDA France I also came across their Series 60 device...

...and their Pocket PC Phone Edition device:

Covering all the bases, it seems. Oh well.