Getting Rid of Crap in email


Just about everybody uses some kind of weird, screwed up email formatting. Nobody will just send ASCII anymore -- why oh why?

Immediate solutions

A quick solution, assuming you already have procmail installed, is using Alex Wetmore's stripmime program. Once you have it copied somewhere locally and double-checked the perl line at top, just put something like this in your $HOME/.procmailrc file

  | /usr/local/bin/

More complex solutions

A combination of SpamAssassin, MIMEDefang and various Virus filters might work out good with your local sendmail daemon. Here's a good document to get you started | atlanta | pkd | fusion | recipes | email