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Re: [SLE] Copy spool mail files?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 04:15:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505300415.20954.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 30 May 2005 03:15, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Sunday 2005-05-29 at 19:19 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > Last time I checked, procmail cannot be forced to deposit
> > mail into arbitrary places in the file system.
> Sure? :-?

No. I don't use it myself, I see little point in it. I only remember the last
time someone wanted procmail to do something out of the ordinary, and it
wasn't easy. Even very experienced procmail users failed to come up with an

> I think it can store in any folder, provided the user for which the email
> is destined owns the folder, because thats the user procmails runs under.
> The /etc/procmailrc is processed as root (except when using postfix), so
> it can access any place.

All mailboxes are owned by user cyrus, only root and cyrus can work with the
mailboxes, everything is stored in /var/spool/imap and there are caches and
other things that I really doubt procmail would be able to do the right thing
with. The naming scheme is also non-standard. Altogether too many hoops to
jump through for no benefit at all. sieve works, for almost all purposes

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