Support live download of message filter rules for spam filtering



MailNews Core
17 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Adam Lock, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 2 bugs)

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17 years ago
It would be very useful if Mozilla mail/news could automatically fetch message
filter rules from a URI at startup or periodically.

This would provide a live mechanism to filter spam. The user would subscribe to
some antispam service (e.g. from the UI. At startup mail/news
downloads the latest spam rules list from the site to a local rules file. This
rules file contains rules to label matching spam as "Bulk mail" or whatever. The
user can set up rules in their own rules.dat that determine what to do with such

Comment 1

16 years ago
adding self to cc list

Comment 2

16 years ago
This bug will become much easier to fix once bug 151612 and bug 151226 are
fixed, so depending.
Depends on: 151226, 151612
mass re-assign.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: laurel → filters


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 6

9 years ago
I vote for this one...

Spam lists should be taken into consideration, for example the Spamhaus project:
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