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Re: Recent spam increase



On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 08:21:59PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > fetchmail -> exim -> procmail -> IMAP storage -> dovecot -> MUA (tbird
> > or mutt depending...)
> 
> > procmail clearly handles IMAP just fine, all you have to do is put a /
> > at the end of the location to store the mail and it handles it as IMAP.
> 
>     You mean Maildir?  IMAP and Maildir are not the same thing.  IMAP is a
> protocol to access a mailstore, Maildir is a format in which a Mailstore can
> be stored in.  Just because procmail can drop into whatever Mailstore format
> your IMAP client happens to use doesn't mean it's "talking IMAP".  "Talking
> IMAP" means it is using the protocol to access the Mailstore.


yeah. I realise that now. doh. that sort of leads to the question of
why someone would expect procmail to "speak" IMAP in the first
place. But I stand fully corrected. And I knew it but wasn't
thinking... 

A

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