filter - A program that filters local email via forward/pipe

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename filter_2.6.3-1_amd64.deb
Package name filter
Package version 2.6.3
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline mail mail::delivery-agent mail::filters role::program scope::utility works-with::mail
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Philip Brown <>
Download size 30.74 KB
Installed size 120.00 KB
filter is one of the original mail filtering programs written for UNIX.
(originally a part of the 'elm' mailer)
Install it via a pipe(|) reference in $HOME/.forward, and let it
separate your incoming email into different personal mailboxes.


Package Version Architecture Repository
filter_2.6.3-1_i386.deb 2.6.3 i386 Debian Main
filter - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.5-1


Type URL
Binary Package filter_2.6.3-1_amd64.deb
Source Package filter

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install filter deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install filter




2004-12-24 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Security bug fixed upstream
* New feature for matching, "alphasubject"
* (Closes #124616  grammar "bug") 
* (Closes #287048  security bug)
2003-09-17 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* made "lines" comparison work
* added "mailinglist" header check, to look for "x-mailing-list: "
* made  if(xx != "yy") work again
* added "resend" command
2001-08-16 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* ANOTHER fix for the auto-build process. oops.
Tweaked Configure some more
2001-08-11 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* adjustment to build process to make the default be
fully automated
2001-07-28 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

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