OT: Procmail not recognising /etc/procmailrc?

John Nielsen john at jnielsen.net
Fri Oct 12 12:30:42 PDT 2007

Quoting Lisa Casey <lisa at jellico.com>:

> Hi,
> This is kind of off topic for this list, but I know a lot of FreeBSD 
> Admins use Procmail, so hopefully someone here can help.
> I'm running procmail 3.22 on FreeBSD. I verified that procmail does 
> work on my system by following the "testing your procmail 
> installation" in the ii Procmail Quick Start. Procmail worked 
> flawlessly in processing a .procmailrc file in my home directory. 
> Problem is, I can't seem to get it to do what is in my 
> /etc/procmailrc file. Either procmail doesn't recognise the 
> /etc/procmailrc file, or my syntax in that file is wrong.

As with most FreeBSD ports, procmail on FreeBSD looks under 
/usr/local/etc for its configuration information. Just use that path 
instead of /etc in any  non-FreeBSD documentation you encounter and you 
should be fine.


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