[MlMt] Spam complaints from MailMate?
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Mon Jan 23 08:44:35 UTC 2012
On 21 Jan 2012, at 23:37, Seebs wrote:
> So, I am sorta old fashioned and actually try to complain about some
> of my spam. To do this, in the past, I've been using formail to strip
> the last received header (note: Before you point out that this is
> stupid, consider that I have a mail setup in which after mail is
> delivered to my mailbox, an extra header is added to it internally)
> and send a copy to some suitable mailbox.
I would never tell you that anything was stupid. On the contrary, thank
you for telling (reminding?) me about `formail`.
> So "forward" is nearly right,
I assume you mean “Forward as Attachment”?
> except that in Mailmate, that makes it into an uneditable attachment.
> I don't want that; I want something sort of like a reply, except that
> I want absolutely completely full headers -- with the spurious last
> Received header removed since overworked abuse desks tend to
> misinterpret it.
> Is this the sort of thing I can reasonably configure Mailmate to do?
No, not within MailMate. When MailMate (eventually) supports commands to
be run on currently selected messages then I would tell you to use that
to send the spam message to a script running `formail` and then end the
script with something like:
open -a MailMate edited_message.msg
The best you can do now is to drag the message out of MailMate. I just
tried using Automator to create an application which runs a script when
dragging a message to it. That seems to work fine. I used the following
dummy script based on the default script in Automator when creating a
“Run Shell Script” action:
for f in "$@"
cat "$f" > /tmp/spam.msg
open -a MailMate.app /tmp/spam.msg
Note that I currently use the `.msg` extension instead of `.eml`.
MailMate is a bit too intelligent with `.eml` since based on the
`Message-ID` of the message it locates and opens its own version of the
I hope some of the above is useful to you.
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