Seth Golub (email@example.com)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 22:52:24 -0700
A few of you have been kind enough to send some spam to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, much of it has been significantly
altered, which makes it less useful. If you send any junkmail, please
leave the headers and body as intact as possible. That means you
shouldn't make a new message and include the junk mail in it, you
shouldn't send the junk as an attachment, you shouldn't send more than
one piece of junk in a single message, and you shouldn't quote the
message text by insterting characters at the beginning of each line.
Most of these things aren't that hard to undo, but everyone does them
a bit differently and I'd rather not have to go through and fix them
The best way to do it:
sendmail email@example.com < onemessage
formail -ds sendmail firstname.lastname@example.org < manymessages
If you use Emacs and VM, the following code will bind J in the summary
window to do the Right Thing.
(defvar flan-junkmail-address "email@example.com"
"The address to forward all junkmail to.")
(defun flan-junk-junkmail (prefix-arg)
"Send all junkmail to 'flan-junkmail-address and delete it."
(vm-pipe-message-to-command (concat "/usr/lib/sendmail "
(define-key vm-mode-map "J" 'flan-junk-junkmail)