Procmail isn't handing off mail like it should.

Dragoncrest dragoncrest at
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 
> layout.
>         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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