Re: losing mails
I don't think that using postfix for such a mail system is good. It's
enough to use nbsmtp or esmtp, while delivering mail via fetchmail and
On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 01:05:42PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> On my laptop I run Postfix to send mails. I receive mails from my
> gmail account using fetchmail.
> I'm using Maildir format for mail storage. In Postfix, I'm using
> procmail for mail delivery.
> I've also set certain rules in my .procmailrc file to filter mails.
> Recently I've been noticing that even though fetchmail fetches mails
> and flushes them to Postfix, under Maildir I don't see those mails.
> I looked into Procmail's log file and verified that procmail did copy
> the mail to Maildir/cur folder but physically I didn't find the mail
> over there.
> I'm now worried because I don't know how many such mails I've lost.
> 1) Is safecat the only safe utility for mail delivery to Maildir.
> 2) Should I instead use Qmail.
> 3) Why is this happening and where might have the lost mails gone ?
> 4) What configuration settings people use on their laptops in the
> context of mail ?
> 5) Is there any good Email Laptop HOWTO ?
> Please CC me. I'm not subscribed to the list.
> Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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