Hi all, new Debian user here. Started with Slackware four years ago,
put up with redhat for a while, but now I've found a distribution to
Anyway, I have a question about how folks do their email. I recently
bought a new box to put Debian on, but I'm still tied to my old system
'till I can figure out a good way to get email on it. I'd also like
to wipe the old systems and get them on Debian as well.
The old setup:
I have a big ~/.procmailrc, which sorts mail into 15 or so different
files in '~/incoming/'. My home directory here is nfs-mounted onto my
desktop box, and I have Gnus set up to pull from '~/incoming/'. (This
setup evolved for historical reasons - my server is rather historical,
and XEmacs on a 486/12 with 16MB is Not Fun.) This is a really ugly
hack, and I'd like to get rid of it.
The new setup:
I have come up with a couple of options. The only givens are that
1) I read mail with Gnus, and
2) I filter mail with procmail.
1) is invariant (I cannot re-train my fingers.) 2) is malleable.
1) NFS mount ~/incoming off the new server, keep procmail as-is.
Pros: little change from present status.
Cons: Ugly. NFS sucks.
2) Set Gnus to pull from 'ftp:server:~/incoming', keep procmail as-is.
Pros: same as above.
Cons: More error-prone, probably locking issues.
3) Have my mail account on server forward to account on desktop, run
Pros: Better performance.
Cons: my desktop isn't up 24/7, with this I have to make sure to
bring it up every day or so or I start losing mail.
What kind of solution do you folks like to use? Maybe fetchmail can
do this? How, though? (I use sendmail's local-part feature to split
out lists - how well will this play with exim/fetchmail? Isn't the
envelope To: lost when it gets delivered?)
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