Re: Elm-me+ & Mailboxes
On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 12:22:24PM +0100, J.H.M. Dassen wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 1999 at 08:55:31 +1100, Stephen M Lavelle wrote:
> > i'm using Elm-me+ to read mail and fetchmail to fetch from my ISP. I would
> > like to know how to set up separate mailboxes (i.e 1 for messages from
> > this list, 1 for another list, 1 for work etc). The docs dont really
> > mention this.
> This is a task for a mail delivery agent (like procmail or mailagent), not
> for a mail user agent like elm-me+, or for fetchmail (which bridges between
> your ISP's mail transfer agent and yours).
> I recommend you install procmail and read its docs.
sortmail may be worth considering too. It's simple, but that's both
a shortcoming and an advantage. I've run it here for several years. It's
I now use an exim filter; it's more powerful than sortmail, and faster
to execute since it's built in. I have a procmail filter at one other
account (since it's the only .forward pipe allowed), but would prefer to run
Here's my old .sortmailrc for Debian.
# .rc file for sortmail, which files mail in the right places
# mail goes in to the incoming if unrecognised,
# or to the debian folder if appropriate
You can do a lot better with exim or procmail, but it's pretty simple
to set up.
Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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