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Re: Spamassassin Moves Mailbox

From: Kevin A. McGrail <KMcGrail_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Dec 21 2011 - 12:34:36 GMT
To: jdow <>

On 12/21/2011 12:39 AM, jdow wrote:
> On 2011/12/20 18:51, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>>> My .procmailrc in my home directory has MAILDIR=/home/spool/mail :-)
>> What about /etc/procmailrc?
>> I would post the contents of both.
> It makes a difference how procmail is called. It is a filter. It takes an
> input and feeds it to the output. It would then be sendmail (or
> postfix or
> whatever) that actually stuffs the mail into the mail folder where
> sendmail
> thinks it should live.
Actually, procmail is Sendmail's Local Delivery Agent. It *is* the part
of Sendmail that delivers the mail to specific folders.

It also has very powerful filtering commands that can be used along the
way to the local delivery.