I am such an idiot

Dec 29 2004

So before I left for vacation I wanted to make sure my mailbox doesn’t explode while I’m away, so I added a brutal procmail rule to really get rid of all spam.

:0fwc |spamc-2.63 -f


  • ^X-Spam-Status:.*Yes /dev/null

Unfortunately I didn’t notice the header also contains the string tests=BA**YES**_00. You should see my face when I realised I have nuked all my december mail.

In czech we have a saying to measure twice before cutting. Lesson learned. If anyone reading this sent me something important in December, please resend it. I am more sorry than you can imagine.