On Tuesday 30 Jul 2002 6:57 pm, Rayna Lamb wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I should know this - having been on-line for over a year - but I
> don't. And I have a feeling I read something someone posted about
> how to deal with this - but I can't remember. (Brain dead here -
> still winter!) Anyhow, can someone help - is there some kind of
> organisation one can inform of REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY (and I
> do mean really!) offensive spam email (not just the chain letter,
> selling wacko health care products, bank account somewhere you
> never heard of with your name on it kind, but the real perverted,
> twisted kind). I can live with just deleting most of the stuff
> that comes through, but this one is revolting. How do I go about
> dealing with/complaining about it? (In words of one syllable,
> please - brain hurt! :-)
> Thanks in advance everyone
You're using Mutt aren't you? Mutt uses scoring rules to deal with
Spam, if a message gets a score of less than zero mutt will
automatically delete it for you (so you won't see it).
Here is an article on the subject:-
You can also type:-
for some info (but a bit technical).
The article has some examples. the file you put these examples in is
If this file already exists make a copy of it first by:-
cp ~/.muttrc ~/MuttRc.old
(if you get an error then the file doesn't exist - which is quite
Then you can edit/create the file with:-
If it all goes horrible just delete it with:-
and copy it back (if it already existed):-
mv ~/MuttRC ~/.muttrc
I suggest you don't set the scores to -1 straight away, set them to
zero, they will appear at the bottom of the list, then when this
works you can change it to -1.
Meir pointed you at SpamCop, they probably can't do much for you, a
lot of Spam comes from "open relays".
The only known instance of someone culling e-addies from the List is
GigerMD, there are plenty of other ways your addy can be nicked.
Hope this helps