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Name: Bogofilter


Reason: Spamfilter-plugin for Claws Mail (and other mail-applications)
"Bogofilter is a mail filter that classifies mail as spam or ham (non-spam) by a statistical analysis of the message's header and content (body). The program is able to learn from the user's classifications and corrections."

Who needs: Claws Mail users.

Open source: GPL v2

Latest source: (Sourceforge website) (direct)

Comment: it's a very old project, but still maintained. I love the possibility to softlink/move Bogofilter's wordlist database into the [own|next]cloud. So I can in fact use Claws Mail on different computers with different OSs (Ubuntu / Solus) with having an identical and well-working spamfilter for my imap mailbox.
Since Doxygen is now in unstable, packaging might be more easy....

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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 25 2017, 4:04 PM
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Hasn't seen a release since 2013, clearly not maintained.

May I ask for a reopening?

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1.2.5 2019-10-11

  • Release bogofilter 1.2.5.


  • Release candidate #1 for bogofilter 1.2.5.
  • Add a file "OBITUARY" to inform the bogofilter community
	  that and how David M. Relson has passed away in 2013.
  • Matthias Andree has been maintainer since.
DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Nov 9 2019, 9:44 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
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Given that it has a new maintainer, sure.

DataDrake reopened this task as Open.Nov 9 2019, 9:44 PM
JoshStrobl removed JoshStrobl as the assignee of this task.Nov 9 2019, 11:22 PM
DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Dec 23 2019, 1:05 AM

This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over 30 days. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a completed patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.