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Re: procmail as local MDA pointers?

> Matti Aarnio writes:
> > > 	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.
> > 	The alias expansions et.al. happen entirely inside the router.
> > 	Therefore there must be something else wrong.
> > 	(The mailbox is also uterly unable to do alias expansions, thus
> > 	 if it works, while the procmail does not...)
> 	Well, something fishy's going on, cause aliases are not
> expanding prior to hitting procmail:

	I called Matthew, and asked him to do a couple tests.
	He had stopped the router, and in interactive mode the
	router gave successfull routing result.

	Then he started the ZMailer, and everything worked as they

	I am inclined to believe, this problem was somehow related
	to the sequence of doing commands:
		# newaliases
		# zmailer start

	If the aliases database is not at all available at the time
	of the router start, the router will not find it latter,
	but must be started again (no need to stop it before start..):
		# zmailer start router

> -- 
> Matthew C. Mead				Technology Support Staff,
> 						Mathematics Department,
> mmead@math.vt.edu				Virginia Tech
> (540)231-2643

	/Matti Aarnio <mea@nic.funet.fi>