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Re: procmail question (was: looking for a mail client)

On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 10:31:51PM +0200, Peter Palfrader aka Weasel wrote:
> I think I will go for mutt since the PGP stuff works really fine now.
> However, I have some questions regarding procmail.

You have chosen wisely.  I switched recently and can't imagine using
anything else.

> Is it possible to have it run automatically when new mail arrives
> without the need for every user to have his .forward set to
> |/usr/bin/procmail so only having a .procmailrc fur users that want it?

The first paragraph of the procmail manpage says:

"Procmail should be invoked automatically over the .forward file
mechanism as soon as mail arrives.  Alternatively, when installed by a
system administrator."

It looks like you can set it up to automatically run for every mail
that arrives (regardless of what people have or have not done to their
.forward files) and just not DO anything unless they have a
.procmailrc.  Is this what you were asking?


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