Active Spam Killer (ASK) protects your email account against spam by confirming the sender's email address before actual delivery takes place. The confirmation happens by means of a "confirmation message" that is automatically sent to all "unknown" users. Once the sender replies to that message (a simple reply will do), future emails from that person will be delivered immediately. You can also specify (regexp) addresses to be immediately accepted, rejected (with a nastygram) or ignored. The package also includes a utility to scan your old mailboxes and generate a list of emails to be accepted automatically.
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Release Notes: This release adds a new option to validate senders at connection time, using SMTP. This should reduce the number of email messages sent to invalid addresses. Delivery to pipes is now possible, allowing non-procmail users to forward their email messages to other accounts at will.
Release Notes: A bug that caused ASK to fail when using Remote Commands in text mode was fixed. A bug in the exception handling routine was fixed. The upgrade instructions in the documentation were improved. Upgrading is recommended.
Release Notes: Users can manipulate the pending queue as an IMAP folder. Danish and Finnish translations have been added. Lists can span multiple files and match on arbitrary headers. Regular expressions are properly escaped when added to the whitelist. There is improved matching for single email messages on the lists. Bulk/junk messages are now queued instead of saved to separate files. The X-ASK-Info header now contains a timestamp and the reason for delivery. There are many other new features and bugfixes. Upgrading is recommended.
Release Notes: Multiple problems with the RPM file have been fixed, the lists can now be used to match any SMTP header in the incoming mail, making integration with other anti-spam tools easier, and lots of other smaller bugfixes have been added.
Release Notes: This version contains a large number of new features and bugfixes. The lists (white/black/ignore) can now be spread over multiple files, eliminating possible editing conflicts. Queued messages can now be saved in "Maildir" format (allowing remote access to the queue via IMAP). Replies to a confirmation will now add both the "queued" address and the replying address to the whitelist. Also, the whitelist is now checked before the other lists, allowing entire domains to be ignored while some "trusted" accounts from these domains are allowed.