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Re: losing mails

Hi Ritesh

My first recipe is:-

:0 c : $HOME/inc.lock
* ^From:.*
* ^Subject:.*
$HOME/mail/incm.`date +%Y.%m`

It's there to keep a copy of all my incoming email.  I only ever look at
it when if I accidentally delete a message in my Inbox,or mess up a
procmail recipe,all too easy to do.  I also usually copy it to a DVD at
the beginning of the next month.
Andrew in Edinburgh,Scotland

Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Alexandre Rossi on Friday 21 Jul 2006 17:16 wrote:
>>> 3) Why is this happening and where might have the lost mails gone ?
>> Try to put a catch-all rule at the end of your .procmailrc .
>> Did you put a slash at the end of your procmail rule to instruct
>> procmail to use the Maildir format?
>> example :
>> :0
>> * ^List-Id: <debian-news.lists.debian.org>
>> .computers.debian/
>> You needn't consider the cur/new stuff in procmail. Simply say Maildir/
> This is something I was missing. My .procmailrc has only "Maildir" and not the
> trailing "/"
> I also didn't have a default delivery. That could have been the reason for some
> mails disappearing. BTW, in no rule applies, where does procmail put those
> mails ?
>>> 4) What configuration settings people use on their laptops in the
>>> context of mail ?
>> I use UUCP over SSH. It's great for laptops if you own a server.
>> To use your laptop with gmail, the difficult part is sending mail.
>> There is an howto but it seems complicated.
>> http://souptonuts.sourceforge.net/postfix_tutorial.html
> I tried it. But it didn't work. Looks to be a known issue.
> Instead I shifted to exim4 which works like a charm with gmail.
> Just in case someone else also wants to refer:
> http://wiki.debian.org/GmailAndExim4
> Thanks,
> Ritesh

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