[jp] Re: mail plugin using mail folder for in and out mails

Carlo Graziani carlo at oddjob.uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 6 15:45:59 EST 2003

On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 14:25, Ludovic Rousseau wrote:
> Le jeudi 06 mars 2003 à 13:19:02, Carlo Graziani a écrit:
> > Off the top of my head, without having investigated the value of the
> > idea:  how about procmail/formail?
> Same player try again :-)
> formail uses stdin or a mailbox as input and a mailbox as output.
> procmail can redirect mails but using sendmail as default mail
> forwarder. And I don't want to ask users to install sendmail.

Hm, from the 'procmailrc' man page:


Environment variable defaults


   SENDMAIL              /usr/sbin/sendmail

   SENDMAILFLAGS         -oi




   SENDMAIL    If  you're  not  using  the forwarding facility don't worry
               about this one.  It specifies the program being  called  to
               forward any mail.
               It gets invoked as: "$SENDMAIL" $SENDMAILFLAGS "$@";


So, it seems to me that if you have a reasonably high tolerance for using
other peoples' software in ways they probably didn't envision, you can
customize $SENDMAIL and $SENDMAILFLAGS in the procmailrc file to invoke the
MTA of your choice with your favorite command-line flags.


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