Procmail isn't handing off mail like it should.
dragoncrest at voyager.net
Fri Jun 13 20:00:38 PDT 2003
Nobody has an answer for this? Do I need to setup my procmail
settings on the server level and run it as root in order to solve this
issue? Feedback is much appreciated. Thanks.
At 11:39 AM 6/13/03 -0400, Dragoncrest wrote:
> Hi all. Ok, got a really weird setup here that I need some
> advice on. I've started using my home mail server for spam filtering for
> my dad and step brother. Well, it filters spam just fine for me, but all
> it's doing for them is downloading the mail, then forwarding it off to
> the dumping account without actually filtering the mail. I'm confused
> why. Ok, well, here's my basic setup.
> I'm firing up fetchmail at user level via cron to grab my mail,
> filter it, and then deliver it locally. My dad and step brother's mail
> is slightly different. Their mail is being pulled in by my fetchmail
> process, and it's supposed to be filtered and then forwarded from my
> machine off to a dumping account on my external domain so that all they
> recieve is spam and virus free mail. Problem is, all it's doing is
> grabbing the mail, then forwarding it off. It's not filtering it. I
> have even setup local accounts for them complete with an exact copy of my
> procmailrc file to try to help this, but it's not working.
> Ok, to give you a little better mental picture, here's a general
> user1 (this is me)
> user2 (this is my dad)
> user3 (this is my step brother)
> user1 uses fetchmail to pull in the mail and pass it through spam
> assassin and deliver it to his local account. He also grabs the mail for
> user2 and user3 in an effort to filter their mail as well, then forward
> it off to each one's respective mail accounts. The process is being run
> as user1 from cron rather than as root. All works fine except no mail is
> being filtered for either user2 or user3. It's basically coming in, and
> then immediately going out again to another location.
> Any way I can rectify this? Do I have to setup separate
> fetchmail processes for each user? Or do I have to setup fetchmail as a
> daemon and somehow set it to process mail for all 3 user accounts
> individually. I'm kinda confused here. Any help is apreciated. Thanks.
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