[linux-elitists] e-mail scriptrollas

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Fri Sep 12 15:55:45 PDT 2003

Adam Kessel writes:

> On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:00:56PM -0700, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> > begin  Adam Kessel  quotation:
> > > While we're on this metatopic, I do almost all my email on BART, so
> > > I really appreciate the inclusion of article text in postings. 
> > 	This brings me to an idea that I'd like to post in the spirit
> > of establishing prior art.  
> It's clear that there's a need for a more universal solution, maybe
> something along the lines you propose. My observation is that
> elitist-type-folks generally make do with some combination of techniques
> as you described, and regular (linux) users are pretty much stuck with a
> limited frontend that either makes them do all their mail in one place
> (e.g., evolution with POP, or ssh to pine on mailserver).
> Maybe the solution for Larry, myself, and others like us, might be a
> procmail script that greps URLs in incoming email and wgets the contents
> into some kind of cache area (backgrounded, so as not to slow mail
> delivery) for offline reading. Does anyone see why this wouldn't make
> everyone happy?

It would make spammers happy by providing evidence that you actually
read mail sent to that address.

Seth David Schoen <schoen@loyalty.org> | Very frankly, I am opposed to people
     http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/   | being programmed by others.
     http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/     |     -- Fred Rogers (1928-2003),
                                       |        464 U.S. 417, 445 (1984)

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