Monday, December 25, 2006

Morbid interruptions to christmas

We had a short morbid (and funny) interruption to the usual general marry mood when we started to search for "darwin awards" on youtube. And then we read a christmas poem (german). Have fun!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

maildir housekeeping

Takatsugu had problems with his maildir and lost a bunch of mail. This reminded me of my little script that keeps my maildirs at a reasonable small size. I let run over my maildirs every night. It removes duplicate mails first and then moves all mails that are older then 30
days and not part of an active thread into a $maildirname.attic maildir.

I invoke it like this on my mail server in my user's crontab

@daily ~/src/ --maildir=~/Maildir --dir=. $(find ~/Maildir -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type d -not -name '*.attic' -not -name 'tmp' -not -name 'new' -not -name 'cur' -not -regex '.*Trash.*' -not -regex '.*Trash.*' -not -name '.SENT' -not -name '.Sent' -not -name '.DRAFTS' -not -name '.Drafts' -not -name '.virus' -not -name '.merkwurdiges' -name '.*' -printf "--dir=\%f ")

and duplicate the maildirs from there to my working machines with offlineimap.

This setup is orthogonal to spam protection, however. Apropos spam: According to my munin spamstats i get a magnitude more spam then ham nowerdays.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Useful Improvements... any ideas?

I started a Wiki Page about what could be improved in Debian. There are a few ideas already on that page, but I am curious what people come up with. I do hope that this page can serve at some point to pick a few key points that we can work towards for the next release (after etch). Note that these does not need to be features or cool software, but also stuff like the ultimate spam defense for list traffic or so...