Sendmail & Procmail

Clayton Scott Kern ckern1 at
Sat Jan 30 00:58:28 UTC 2010

on 01-29-2010, David Kelly wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 02:59:34PM -0500, Clayton Scott Kern wrote:
> > I just upgraded to FBSD 8.0 from 6.4 and I'm having a problem with
> > sendmail passing email to procmail.  I only use this combination for
> > email from root's cron jobs.  Right now emails to me from cron go to
> > /var/mail/ckern1.
> [...]
> > I created the cf file using make cf, then make install and make
> > restart.
> OK, but did the procmail enhancements make it in the generated .cf file?
> > What have I missed.  This is the same setup on 6.4 and it worked fine.
> If making procmail available (or mandatory) for all users I can see
> justification for what you are trying. But for just one user why not
> keep it simple with a "|/usr/local/bin/procmail" in /etc/aliases?
> -- 
> David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
> ========================================================================
> Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

I aliased root to me and now it works.  Thank you for the tip.

I set up sendmail this way years ago, before I discovered fetchmail,
procmail, getmail & maildrop.

I would like to get away from sendmail or any other MTA for that matter, but
never found solution for handling the emails generated by the system.

Clayton Scott Kern
ckern1 at

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