Henning, Brian B.Henning at
Fri Feb 27 14:40:11 PST 2004

 cat /var/qmail/control/defaultdelivery
cat: /var/qmail/control/defaultdelivery: No such file or directory

Do I need to put maildir in here or something?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary [mailto:gv-list-freebsdquestions at] 
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 4:32 PM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: RE: procmail

Hi Brian,

--On Friday, February 27, 2004 03:55:47 PM -0600 "Henning, Brian" 
<B.Henning at> wrote:

> I tried removing everything in my recipes file, but that didn't work. 
> Any more thoughts?

What is the contents of your /var/qmail/control/defaultdelivery file?

Is it ./Maildir    or ./Maildir/  ?

Also regarding Andrew Gould's post, in part below,

> 1. In recipe examples that I've seen, there is a space between the 
> zero and  second colon in ":0 :".  I don't know if this matters.

With the Maildir format, the second ":" is not needed in recipes, as no 
locking is needed, just one of the benefits of Maildir format over mbox.

Mail is not stored on a spool, but as individual emails..

One other thing I just thought of...  I have this at the top of my 
.procmailrc file... (in my home dir)..

Put your paths here.. and


You also need a catchall recipe at the bottom..


or some such..

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