Year-old messages

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sun Jul 3 17:03:31 GMT 2005

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 03:46:46PM +0200, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
>> How come I get all these year-old messages coming in today?
>> I got a couple of dozen of these in both questions@, current@ and stable at .
>> Here's an exerpt from the headers of one such message
>> What's got to do with this?
> A bad script from someone at

Yes, this smells like procmail.  Procmail includes a utility called formail 
which will take an mbox full of messages and do something to them.  Used 
incorrectly, this utility will redeliver (!) all of the messages in the mbox, 
resulting in a flood of old mail....


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