"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
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