Handling email has become a greater and greater burden on the average computer user. The user must be able to read mail safely, including examining the non-obvious fake mail. There is a need to sort valid from invalid, urgent and non-critical, or just sorting into mail from mailing lists, friends, relatives, etc. This problem is worse for the systems administrator who also has to deal with the quantities of mail clogging the networks, filling the disks and filling the administrator mailbox with failure notices. There are many tools to mitigate these problems, ranging from using a webmail service like Gmail, letting Microsoft solve your problems by using Outlook, or using *ix tools like procmail, etc. All of these tools are written in compiled languages. The speed is good, but the ability to reconfigure and adapt is low. Tools written in Tcl are as fast as the average user, and are more easily adapted to the ever-changing email environment.