procmail, forward, and postfix
luomat at peak.org
Thu Oct 9 07:38:00 PDT 2003
On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 22:16:42 -0700, David Bear <David.Bear at asu.edu> wrote:
> I don't understand a thing it does.. but I put it in my home directory
> anyway and called it .forward.
> It appears the procmail is no 'firing' when message come. Looking for
> any pointers? been through to procmail faq sites and thought there
> might be a recommendation here.
Do you have a ~/.procmailrc file? If so, what is it?
> contents of .forward
> "|IFS=' ' && p=/usr/local/bin/procmail && test -f $p && exec $p -Yf-
> || exit 75 #Metropolis"
> 'Metropolis' is the name of the account. Any pointers?
Is procmail installed at /usr/local/bin/procmail? (Sorry had to ask)
If so, then you need a .procmailrc file.
It can be as simple as this:
# Edit as appropriate
# DIRECTORY where you want to store mail
# MAKE SURE IT EXISTS
VERBOSE=yes # Change to 'no' once you have it working
All that will do is make a backup COPY (hence the ":0c:") of all your
incoming mail. It's an easy way to test to make sure procmail is
working... that, and see if there is anything in the log file.
ps - nothing really FBSD-specific here, so you might want to checkout the
super-handy procmail list: http://www.procmail.org/era/lists.html
FBSD 4.9 on a Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop
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