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InternetWeek.com: Review: Open-Source Software Accurately Sorts Your Mail

Feb 20, 2003, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"In the future, your e-mail client will automatically be able to sort through and prioritize your e-mail as it comes in. It'll bring the most important mail to your immediate attention, and file the rest away until you're ready to look at it.

"I've been using the first generation of that kind of e-mail software for four months now. It's an open source mail filtering application called POPfile. I love it, and would hate to be without it. POPfile has the truly revolutionary feel that the first Web browsers and instant message clients had. It represents a significant change in Internet communications.

"POPfile is a proxy that functions as an intermediary between any POP3 mail client, such as Eudora or Outlook Express, and your POP3 mail server. You make a few simple changes to your e-mail client configuration file to get it to work with POPfile. After you've configured your mail client and POPfile, every time your mail client goes in to retrieve mail, it will first pull the mail through POPfile and POPfile will filter the mail into multiple categories..."

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