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Software News   Software News : SpamFryer 6:18
   posted by AmigaPhil on 18-Oct-2008 2:27:33 (3690 reads)
SpamFryer is an icon-launched script by Simon N. Goodwin that automatically identifies spam and deletes it from your ISP's POP3 server, or moves it to a designated quarantine folder in YAM. This version applies about 200 rules to sift out spam from mails you want to read, and can quickly be taught new rules by editing plain text files. Everything it does is obvious and carefully explained. The package includes no binary code files.

Read more...


WHAT'S NEW WITH 6:18:

This is a short summary of changes, for users upgrading from SpamFryer 5. See the SpamFryer documentation for full details.

* Updated rules - around 200 (see SpamFryer.loseList)

These include a new group for SpamFryer 6, all the old standards from SpamFryer 5 and 4 (some of which you may find are no longer very useful as certain internet fads are currently on the wane) and an extra set we've found to be quite effective in 2008 but which are commented out (safety first!) as a few users might have legitimate interactions involving those patterns which their keepList may not catch. To improve SpamFryer performance, remove the // prefix unless you're worried that you may actually want mails containing these spam-characteristic patterns.

* Option to start SpamFryer in interactive mode

Preview the content of your mailbox, and select the mails you want to keep or delete.

* Option to sort the rules

SpamFryer will re-build the keeplist and loselist so that the most often triggered rules are the first ones used to check the mails. This also gives some stats about spam.

* Standard localisation support and new translation tool

SpamFryer now runs in your (system prefered) language. (Currently available language: French. More to come.)

* Support for APOP (POP3 protocol) password encryption

If your mail server support it, APOP will be used, for a safer session.

* Support for Thor mailer (customised version of SpamFryer)



OTHER IMPROVEMENTS:

* Folded mail headers are now fully supported to RFC 822.

SpamFryer checks each entire header line even when it is wrapped onto multiple lines.

* Option to fry mails above a specified size, and sanity check on very long lines.

Avoid a possible buffer-overflow by setting a limit for text line length (RFC 822 recommends a maximum of 80 characters per line, but not all mailers respect that).

* TABs handled as SPACEs

When applying the rules, any tabulation character in a mail is seen as a space character when checking for a match.

* No dependency upon external programs or libraries

SpamFryer will use some of them, but will not fail if they are not available.

* Default password requester

If rexxreqtool.library is not installed, SpamFryer will use its own requester.

* Account selection shortcuts (in interactive mode)

If you have fewer than 10 accounts to check, you can quickly select the one to browse by pressing a numeric key.

* Memory checking

If you have a LOT of mails waiting in your mailbox, but have a system with a small amount of RAM, SpamFryer will warn you about any ongoing memory shortage and continue checking as much mail as it can.

* Option to over-write or append to previous logs

* Early exit (to the next account) if supplied password is null

* Examples showing how to build a one-button launcher with DOpus Magellan, and AmigaDOS scripts to quickly launch SpamFryer from Workbench

* More lose rules added, for even more spam frying


Plus many other less-visible improvements which help to make SpamFryer even more comfortable to use.


SpamFryer 6:18 is available from Aminet: SpamFryer.lha
    

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Re: SpamFryer 6:18
Posted on 18-Oct-2008 3:37:20
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Is this for Yam on OS3.x or OS4.x?


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@moxee

From the link provided:

Quote:
SpamFryer is a free Amiga program, written in ARexx by former Amiga Inc contractor and Amiga Format columnist Simon Goodwin, which talks directly to a POP3 mail server and deletes spam without you having to read it.

SpamFryer is driven by rules, of which more than 200 are in the October 2008 Aminet upload.

and on Aminet it says Achitecture :- Generic.


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@Moxee

I have been using it under 3.9 and 4.0 for a long time now.

It's a great program.

@Simon

Some good additions to an already great and essential program.

Always appreciated.

Cheers mate.


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NICE!
However I use SimpleMail...
Any chanche to get it working on that program?


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@Moxee @Tuxedo

SpamFryer does not require any mailer, or any other program, to run. It's a stand alone ARexx script that works under AmigaOS from 2.0 (maybe even older OS version, not sure) to 4.x.

With a few DOS/ARexx script lines, you can combine/integrate its operation with another program. See the examples from the "Customising SpamFryer for your environment" section in the online documentation.

@Tuxedo

I don't know much about SimpleMail and its support for ARexx, but it should not be difficult to write a script that, eg., run SpamFryer, then launch SimpleMail (look at the SpamFryer4Thor AmigaDOS script).

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a very usefull tool, and the new additions are promising !

thank you for updating it !

I assigned F11 in FKey that will trigger Spamfryer and then open simplemail afterwards.

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Great news. Thanks for updating this useful software.


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@ TiredofLife

Quote:

@Moxee

I have been using it under 3.9 and 4.0 for a long time now.

It's a great program.


So, when 68k emulation is no more on OS4.x what will you do? Are they working on an OS4.x native version?

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@Moxee

You missed the line in the news header that says: "The package includes no binary code files."

It's not about 68k, the SpamFryer package only depends of ARexx and AmigaDOS (and a TCP: device).
AFAIK, ARexx is fully ported to OS4, and there is no plan to drop it in later version of the OS (even with Python being now bundled with the OS4).

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@Moxee

AmigaPhil has given the correct and obvious answer but in addition, I would say why do you ask that question in the first place?

What has the future got to do with now?

There are plenty of useful programs that work using emulation under OS4 now.
If emulation is dropped in future versions of the OS, who is to say that some of these programs will not be updated accordingly?

Lets just enjoy what we have now and let the devs worry about the future.


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@ AmigaPhil

Quote:

@Moxee

You missed the line in the news header that says: "The package includes no binary code files."


I sure did! I even missed your first post on this topic (post 5).

Quote:

It's not about 68k, the SpamFryer package only depends of ARexx and AmigaDOS (and a TCP: device).
AFAIK, ARexx is fully ported to OS4, and there is no plan to drop it in later version of the OS (even with Python being now bundled with the OS4)


I have to do a lot of reading on this site and I must admit I am not the best at it. I tend to skim through threads instead of getting into the meat of the matter.

Thanks


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@Moxee

AmigaPhil has given the correct and obvious answer but in addition, I would say why do you ask that question in the first place?


Because I wanted to know. Why do you suppose people ask questions? Looks like you just asked a question to an obvious answer also.

Quote:

What has the future got to do with now?


If I had not planned on the future I would not be enjoying the comfortable retirement I have now. One has to plan on the future or bare the fruits of his foolishment.

Quote:

There are plenty of useful programs that work using emulation under OS4 now.
If emulation is dropped in future versions of the OS, who is to say that some of these programs will not be updated accordingly?


Yes, you are correct, no one can tell the future. So, one has to plan for a future of different outcomes.

Quote:

Lets just enjoy what we have now and let the devs worry about the future.


Yes, I agree that we should enjoy what we have now, but I do not subscribe to your Live for today, forget about tomorrow philosophy. I would now be living in a tent city if I had. Please think about your future. You may live to be 100. At least I hope you live a long and happy life.

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Nothing wrong with a bit of planning.
If I didn't do at least a bit of that, I would be in the pub on my own of a Friday night.

I did not say or imply live for today forget tomorrow.

What I did say was enjoy what you have now and leave future problems to those who are most suited.
In this instance, it's software devs.

I have been the bank today to get money, I didn't ask them if there would be money next week.
It's up to the banks and governments of the world to ensure that there is.

There you go, a nice topical example for you.


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