Re: Feature request
Ed W <lists <at> wildgooses.com>
2005-04-09 12:38:45 GMT
> I use a perl script to parse a file and create a maildrop filter file
> (that is included by the "main" maildrop file). if interested, mail me.
> having maildrop to create folders automatically will make you
> vulnerable to a "random folders creation" attack. I mean, if you just
> look up some header and create a folder automatically, then someone
> can you send you messages with random values (or even real ones) so
> you'll get a lot of folders for MLs you never subscribed to (and that
> may not exist).
> Also, for some MLs, I prefer to have a single folder for a group of
> multiple MLs, while for others (each has too many messages), I prefer
> to use a folder for each ML.
I agree. Actually in my case I validate the input.
However, I also have a number of virtual users with a complicated
maildrop script. Lets suppose tomorrow I decide to add Spam filtering
to our services, it them means having to write another script to go
through and the relevant subfolders to all the virtual accounts. Much
easier to be able to just make the script deliver to the new folder and
have it auto created...
Anyway, I have worked around it by creating a small script which uses a
global variable, validates it for nasty characters, then creates the
folder and adds it to the subscribed folder file. I just include it
where I need to create a new folder. Not that fast, but good enough.