Spam filtering for Rmail is part of Emacs 22.


Automatically process X-Spam-Flag headers

    (setq rsf-definitions-alist
          '(((from . "") (to . "") (subject . "")
             (contents . "X-Spam-Flag: YES")
             (action . output-and-delete))))

Spamassassin headers

For Rmail users where spamassassin headers appear on messages already, here are hints, tips, pointers about how to filter…

http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/antispam/overview.html - Personal Spam Policies

                   Tag and    Cautious     Aggressive     No
                   Deliver                                Quarantine
    Not Spam     | delivered  delivered    delivered      delivered
    Likely Spam  | delivered  quarantined  quarantined    delivered
    Certain Spam | delivered  quarantined  deleted        deleted
    Known Virus  | deleted    deleted      deleted        deleted

http://www.math.uconn.edu/itresources/spam_filter.php - Filtering (Broken Link)




http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/email/spamassassin.html (Broken Link)

http://www.its.caltech.edu/its/services/internetapps/email/spam.shtml (Broken Link)

See also http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/RMAIL


What are the existing sorting commands for RMAIL in EMACS that can be used to sort SpamAssassin headers already on messages?…

Dunno what you mean.

In EMACS there are sorting commands, what’s the trick or a kludge for sorting RMAIL messages by any of the SpamAssassin headers?

How do you set up a quarantine file for spam that can be checked later for any possible false positives?…

Please see rsf-file (which is where spam can be stored). Just put action to output-and-delete to use that feature.

How do you set a white list of favorite correspondents?… – don warner saklad

you have rsf-white-list for that.

Would there be any way to make it all more clear, step by step what to do and how to do it?… the explanations appear to be a level above the intermediate beginner level looked for here.