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Set of Filters for email

SPASTIC is a set of email filters to deal with Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE), a.k.a. spam, using procmail. Features include filtering based on header and/or body contents, predefined sets of filters to get started quickly, a whitelist to bypass filters, options on where to send spam, and an optional script to rotate the spam file periodically.


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Janet Casey

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25 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Keith Winston Maintainer
Chrissy Le Maire Contributor
Daniel Barrett Contributor
David Perry Contributor
Miguel Rozsas Contributor
Nick Selby Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useprocmail
Required to useformail
Required to usegrep/fgrep/egrep
Required to useMTA
Weak prerequisitedig (for domain checks)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.


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