Sendmail + Cyrus + Procmail(?) + SpamAssassin

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Tue Apr 1 07:22:41 PST 2003

At 2003-04-01T06:30:53Z, Rick Fournier <rick at> writes:

> Well for the worth of it, I use Sendmail, Procmail, SpamAssassin and
> IMAP-UW but with my setup the IMAP software used, is totaly irrelevant.

Almost, but not quite.  You have to call Cyrus' "deliver" program to
actually deliver the mail; you can't just write it to the end of a
particular file.

> My setup is as follows:
> $ tail /usr/local/etc/procmailrc
> :0fw: /var/run/spamassassin.lock
> * < 256000
> | /usr/local/bin/spamc

That looks similar to what I tried to do, which the exception of calling
"deliver" as the final step.  I'm not sure why that didn't work - the mail
just silently disappeared (wasn't in Cyrus' spools, wasn't in
/var/mail/username) although /var/log/maillog didn't show any errors.

> $ tail $HOME/.forward
> "|IFS=' '&&exec /usr/local/bin/procmail -f-||exit 75 $USER"

I may be showing my ignorance here, but what is "IFS"?  Googling for
"sendmail forward ifs" returned over 3000 hits, none of them actually
explaining it.
Kirk Strauser
In Googlis non est, ergo non est.
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