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Re: Hamm: Exim + Chos standard?


On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, SirDibos wrote:

> I second the motion.  Smail has been nothing but a headache for me.  I was
> *so* releived to get fetchpop working, so that I could bypass the need to
> pass my mail thru port 25 on my own machine for delivery.
> pine + fetchpop + procmail serves all my email needs.  (Im not up 24/7, so
> its ok ;))
> speaking of which.  if I packaged up fetchpop, could it get included in
> debian?  I much prefer it to fetchmail.  if only fetchmail had a -o or a
> localfolder option!  Also, fetchpop guides you thru creation of the
> appropriate config file the first time you run it.  *and* it pipes the
> stuff transparently thru procmail for you.  Which is a bonus, since it
> always screwed up when I tried cat /var/spool/mail/$USER |procmail, and
> didnt work at *all* when I just plain ran procmail by itself

Try fetchmail's `-m' option. For example:

fetchmail -a myserver -m "$HOME/bin/my.processing.script"

Where $HOME/bin/my.processing.script is just:

formail -Y -I Status: -s procmail

It works for me.

BTW: There will be a completely GPLed procmail in hamm soon. Could we make
it the "standard MDA" as well? :-) [ Red-Hat *already* does this ]

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