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Re: procmail as local MDA pointers?
Matti Aarnio writes:
> > I'd like some information on using procmail as the local MDA -
> > anyone have any pointers? Specifically, I would like to prevent zmailer
> > from passing mail onto procmail before it's finished resolving addresses
> > through the aliases file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks!
> With 2.99.48p6 / 2.99.49p2 the standard configuration will
> ALMOAST do it all. You need to alter MAILSHARE/scheduler.conf
> entry of:
> # Do MIME text/plain; Quoted-Printable -> text/plain; 8BIT
> # conversion on flight!
> command="mailbox -8"
> # Or with CYRUS server the following might do:
> #command="sm -8c $channel cyrus"
> # Or with PROCMAIL as the local delivery agent:
> #command="sm -8c $channel procm"
> Comment the first "command=" entry away, and uncomment the last one.
> Then all deliveries to local users will go thru procmail, AND
> if users want to run pipes / store to files thru their .forward
> files, they can do that too. (That is why there are tag-matchers
> for "local/file*" and "local/pipe*" before "local/*" in that
> scheduler.conf file; those are for cases which must not run thru
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, this is exactly what I
did. I commented out command="mailbox -8" and uncommented
command="sm -8c $channel procm" in the local/* definition. It was then
that I discovered procmail was being asked to deliver mail to aliases,
which clearly wouldn't work. Any ideas? What I want to have done is
procmail be used *only* for user's mailboxes, and zmailer's mailbox be
used for pipes and files.
Matthew C. Mead Technology Support Staff,
firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia Tech