I just uploaded a new package, mailagent-3.44-1. First, a
>>Randal L. Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
RLS> Or, if you are a *real* power user, use mailagent. I found it
RLS> to be more feature-ized than procmail, and I had been using
RLS> procmail extensively.
RLS> Besides, it's entirely in Perl, and allows Perl extensions
RLS> trivially, *and* it does a full RFC-822 analysis on the header
RLS> for you!
RLS> The procmail binary is smaller than the perl binary + mailagent,
RLS> so if you are merely running simple rules in procmail and then
RLS> delivering directly from there to mailboxes, you don't need the
RLS> power or expense of mailagent.
RLS> However, if you are doing *anything* with formail or invoking
RLS> other utilities to help you decide where the mail needs to go, I
RLS> think you'll find that mailagent is a net win. Most of the
RLS> stuff that I was using formail for is now handled directly
RLS> within the perl image.
DESCRIPTION: An automatic mail-processing tool
Mailagent allows you to process your mail automatically. This has
far more functionality than procmail, and is easier to configure
(providing, of course, that you grok perl). As a mail processing
tool, this slices, it dices, it ...
Given a set of lex-like rules, you are able to file mails to specific
folders (plain Unix-style folders and also MMDF and MH ones), forward
messages to a third person, pipe a message to a command or even post
the message to a newsgroup.
It is also possible to process messages containing some commands.
You may also set up a vacation program, which will automatically
answer your mail while you are not there, but more flexibly than the
Unix command of the same name. You only need to supply a message to
be sent and the frequency at which this will occur. Some simple macro
substitutions allow you to re-use some parts of the mail header into
your vacation message, for a more personalized reply.
You may also set up a generic mail server, without the hassle of the
lower-level concerns like error recovery, logging or command parsing.
The mailagent is not usually invoked manually but is rather called
via the filter program, which is in turn invoked by sendmail. That
means you must have sendmail/smail on your system to use this. You
also must have perl to run the mailagent scripts.
It is possible to extend the mailagent filtering commands by
implementing them in perl and then having them automagically loaded
Date: 12 Dec 95 07:22 UT
mailagent: An automatic mail-processing tool
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