cvs commit: ports/mail/procmail Makefile

Matthias Andree mandree at
Wed Aug 31 17:11:03 UTC 2011

Am 31.08.2011 07:43, schrieb Ade Lovett:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:06:15 +0200
> Matthias Andree <mandree at> wrote:
>> Once you have the necessary error handling in place in
>> your .procmailrc, a .mailfilter file of equal usefulness in maildrop
>> is shorter and more concise.
> 1.  In the context of a FreeBSD port, there is absolutely nothing wrong
> with mail/procmail as it stands.  That is to say, it compiles and runs
> on all supported OS releases and architectures.

Which is insufficient in the light of known design flaws and bugs.

> 3.  Particularly when there's no magic tool to convert all
> the .procmailrc's out there to mail/whizzy-new-thing.

Cleaning up every 7 years or so is a good idea actually.

> #3 is the important point.  If you do want to send mail/procmail to the
> great bitbucket in the sky, then please provide that magic tool.  I'm
> sure lots of folks will be willing to test it for you.

OK.  I've asked that on the courier-maildrop list.

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