Re: block emails with Fetchmail...
- From: Kostas Sfakiotakis <kostassf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:04:34 +0300
Greetings Paul ,
Paul Howarth wrote:
On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 10:54 -0400, Phil top-posted:Well basically procmail is a Local Delivery Agent , which means that once configured correctly
yes but I am accepting mail from the /var/spool/mail/user folder for a
ticketing system, so with procmail can I filter it before it gets put
into the folder? Not sure I understand how procmail works I thought it
was a mailing list manager...?
No, it's a general-purpose mail filtering and delivery application.
it can deliver mail to various folders per user command . Now if within a procmail recipe someone
calls for example spamc ( spamassassin ) then it can filter spam messages also .
Sendmail uses it for local mail delivery by default on Fedora, and it
can also be used to deliver mail by fetchmail if you like.
Am not sure that i fully understand that . Fetchmail fetches email from the remote POP3 Server
then it alters the To address as to make it suitable for local delivery . Then it passes the email to
sendmail . Now sendmail tricked by the altered To address believes that the email is for local
delivery and for that reason it passes the email to the local mailer as defined in sendmail.cf /
sendmail.mc , which in Fedora installations is procmail .
What does your fetchmail currently do with the mail you use it with?
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