RE: EXIM / FETCHMAIL Question
Dear Mr. Aiken:
> I now have Debian 2.2 Potato set up and it uses exim.
> I do NOT have a ".forward" file, but I do have my
> ".procmailrc" recipe file. When I do a "fetchmail" my
> incoming mail is sorted/filtered using my ".procmailrc"
> recipe file. Is this normal behavior for exim? Can I
> get rid of my ".forward" file?
I'm far from an expert, so handle with care:
I'm doing as you are (`fetchmail' from ISP, exim
for MTA). I converted from ?sendmail? about a year
ago when Debian made exim the standard MTA. In neither
case have I needed a .forward file to get my mail to its
destination, so here's one data point saying it's normal
behavior, and you can ditch the .forward file.