Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn - Page 2

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  1. 3 Configuring POPFile

3 Configuring POPFile

POPFile comes with a web interface which runs on port 7070, so open a browser and go to You'll first see the History page which doesn't hold anything interesting for now:

Go to the Buckets page. Scroll down to the bottom of that page (to the Maintenance section) and create your email categories ("buckets" in POPFile speech), e.g. personal, work, and spam:

Afterwards, you should see your new categories at the top of the Buckets page. It's a good idea to select different colours for each category so that you can easily differentiate between each category later on in the statistics:

That's all we need to configure. Of course, you can browse the other tabs to become familiar with the POPFile interface. On the Magnets page, you can define rules (e.g. From or To email addresses) that cause matching emails to always be put into a certain category:

On the Configuration, Security, and Advanced tabs, you can find further POPFile configuration options. You should change them only if you know what you're doing:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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