Section: User Manuals (1)
Updated: August 2004Index
murx - Filters e-mail, gets rid of spam
Murx is a very flexible utility to get rid of unwanted spam mails,before having to go through the trouble of downloading them into the localcomputer. It offers support for one or many POP accounts and is especiallyuseful for dialup connections via modem, ISDN, etc.
Murx connects to any POP mail box and compares part of its content to aset of user defined filter rules. That way the spam gets deleted directly onthe mail server.
With Murx you can define your own filters (rules) to determine whiche-mails should be delivered and which are considered waste. Rules are RegularExpressions, so you can make use of familiar options from other mail deliveryprograms such as procmail(1)for example.
The murx program normally returns 0 but -1 if an error occurs.However, if it has been invoked with the return-value command line switch,it gives back a positive integer in case there are messages on the POPserver. Empty POP accounts would then result in a return value of 0.Using the switch, murx can be embedded into a shell script moreeasily.
The behaviour of Murx is controlled by command-line options and aconfiguration file. The program will not start without it. Exampleconfigurations can be looked up in themurxex
(5)man page, in the INSTALL document or inside the doc/ directory of theMurx distribution.
By default Murx tries to read $HOME/.murxrc to get all its settingsfrom. This is the place where all changes should be made, unless it isexplicitly specified otherwise. A comprehensive list of all supported optionsand keywords can be found in themurxrc(5)man page.
- -h, --help
- Display help information
- -H, --headerfile=FILE
- Specify headerfile location
- -L, --logfile=FILE
- Specify logfile location
- -M, --murxrc=FILE
- Specify rcfile location
- -n, --no-action
- Read rcfile and report errors
- -r, --return-value
- Enable additional return values
- -t, --test
- Simulate deletes
- -v, --verbose=LEVEL
- Specify level of verbosity
- -V, --version
- Display version information
Copyright © 2004-2006 Kai Hildebrandt <kai.hildebrandtAATTweb.de>
Derived from the mailfilter(1) manpage originally written by Andreas Bauer.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NOwarranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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