procmail in v4 vs v5

Brian bri at
Fri Aug 26 17:04:09 GMT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Giorgos Keramidas" <keramida at>
To: "Brian" <bri at>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: procmail in v4 vs v5

> On 2005-08-26 08:34, Brian <bri at> wrote:
>> All my recipes that used to work in 4-stable seem to fail in 5-stable.
>> When I invoke procmail with what looks like the same files, I get unknown
>> mailer error 1 messages in maillog.
> It would be nice if we could see some of these rules and the exact log
> messages.

> more .forward
"|IFS=' ' && exec /usr/local/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #bri"
> more .procmailrc

# For debugging uncomment this line

# Tell procmail where to store your mail. This changes depending on which 
Unix m
ail client you use.
# Pine uses $HOME/mail
# Mutt and Elm use $HOME/Mail
MAILDIR=$HOME/mail   #This directory must exist!!!

# Use a seperate directory to store reciepes and logs

# Tell procmail where to put the log file

# Add recipe files here

Procmail and mail directories both exist.

Error snapshot-
Aug 26 08:20:37 entwistle sm-mta[658]: j7QFKbVD000654: to="|exec 
/usr/local/bin/procmail", ctladdr=<foob at> (1005/1005), 
delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=31237, dsn=5.3.0, 
stat=unknown mailer error 1

Additional googling suggests adding a local mc file to enable procmail as a 
delivery agent.


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