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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 <jdow@earthlink.net>

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.

Regards,
KAM