=head1 NAME

cufilter - Filter emails through Mail::CheckUser


Add the following lines to your ~/.procmailrc:

  # Filter mail through Mail::CheckUser
  | /usr/bin/cufilter


When email messages are filtered through this program
using the procmail settings as outlined in the SYNOPSYS,
the email address in the "From:" header is passed through
Mail::CheckUser to ensure validity.  If there is a problem
with the email address, the "Subject:" header is modified
to show which email address failed along with the failure
reason.  No messages are lost, but it provides an easy way
for the mail client to organize, sort, or filter based on
the subject tweaks.


Lets say a spammer sends a message with the following headers:

  From: god@heaven.org
  To: you@host.com
  Subject: Happy Pill

Then the new headers might change to the following:

  From: god@heaven.org
  To: you@host.com
  Subject: [CU!god@heaven.org!DNS failure: SERVFAIL] Happy Pill

This makes it easy to filter for mail clients.

=head1 INSTALL

This file can be installed into /usr/bin/cufilter and
is intended to be utilized through the procmail
functionality by adding the following lines to your
~/.procmailrc configuration.

  # Filter mail through Mail::CheckUser
  | /usr/bin/cufilter

=head1 AUTHORS

Rob Brown bbb@cpan.org


Copyright (c) 2003 Rob Brown bbb@cpan.org.
All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

$Id: cufilter,v 1.3 2003/09/18 15:36:26 hookbot Exp $

=head1 SEE ALSO



use strict;
use Mail::CheckUser qw(check_email last_check);
use vars qw($VERSION);

$Mail::CheckUser::Timeout = 300;
$Mail::CheckUser::Treat_Timeout_As_Fail = 1;
$Mail::CheckUser::Treat_Full_As_Fail = 1;

$VERSION = "0.03";
my $HEAD = "";
my %checks = ();
while (<STDIN>) {
  if (/^[\r\n]+$/) {
    $HEAD .= "Subject: (no subject)\r\n" unless $HEAD =~ /^Subject:/im;
    if (keys %checks) {
      foreach my $check (keys %checks) {
        if ($checks{$check}->[0]) {
          # Bad email
          $HEAD =~ s/^(Subject:)/$1 [CU!$check!$checks{$check}->[1]]/im;
    } else {
      $HEAD =~ s/^(Subject:)/$1 [CU!no sender address found!]/im;
    print $HEAD;
    print "X-CU-Filter: $Mail::CheckUser::VERSION/$VERSION - Checked ".(scalar keys %checks)." addresses\r\n";
    print "\r\n";
    while (<STDIN>) {
  $HEAD .= $_;
  if (/^\S*(return-path|from|sender)\S*[: ]+(.+)/i) {
    my $email = $2;
    $email = $1 if $email =~ /\<(\S*)\>/;
    1 while $email =~ s/\([^()]\)//;
    1 while $email =~ s/"[^\"]"//;
    $email =~ s/(@\S+)\s.*/$1/;
    $email =~ s/.*\s(\S+@)/$1/;
    if ($email =~ /@/) {
      $email =~ y/A-Z/a-z/;
      $checks{$email} ||= do {
        my $l = last_check;
        [$l->{code}, $l->{reason}];
  } elsif (/^[\w\-]+:.*/ || /^[ \t]/) {
    # Looks like a valid header
  } else {
    $HEAD =~ s/(.*)$/X-Invalid-Header: $1/;