Configure User specific Filters for MPE's Mail Services
Each user has the opportunity to preprocess his incoming mail stream by a filter. Usual applications are:
- storing or dropping tagged Spam messages depending on the score
- putting mails from certain senders or with special subjects in different folders as inbox
Calling the Filter Editor
Login to MPE mail user interface https://mail.mpe.mpg.de/tpl and choose menu 'Edit Filter'
- when clicking the 'save' button a syntax check is performed. If no errors where found, the new filter rules are installed
- use the 'default' button to reload the MPE default filter setup
- use the 'back' button to go back to the main menu
the standard filter as a example
The standard filter contents is copied automatically to a new user's environment. Take this contents as a template to construct your personal filter. Feel free to comment or uncomment the following lines in order to enable/disable functionalities.
#if $header_from: contains "myimportantfromaddress" then
#if $h_x-spam-level: begins "********" then
if $h_x-spam-level: begins "****" then
#if $h_from: contains "firstname.lastname@example.org" then
Please note that the first line has to begin with a '#Exim filter' line. The filter is executed sequential from up to down.
1 the first commented block allows to tunnel certain from-addresses direct to your inbox without scanning for spams
2 the second commented block allows to drop Spams with a certain level
3 the third active block stores all spams from 4 * and more in special Folder 'Spam'
4 the forth commented block allows to drop Mails with a certain from-Address
$header_from the sender address
$header_subject the sender subject
$sender_address the sender address that was received in the envelope of the message
$reply_address the contents of the Reply-to: header, if the message has one; otherwise the contents of the From: header.
$return_path the return path – that is, the sender field that will be transmitted as part of the message’s envelope if the message is sent to another host.
store email in your inbox
save /home/virtual_mail/$local_part/.xxx (note the dot preceding the foldername; folders are created automatically if not available)
store email in folder xxx
drop email and stop mail processing
further information for writing filters can be found in the exim filter specs