What I'm trying to accomplish is send a copy of the message to myself at
another address while still keeping a copy in the folder called
"Someone". This works but I'd like to improve it a little. Can it be
simplified? Can the "X-Loop:" header be added easily? Thanks!
I'm not sure about simplifying it -- at the moment, you have the minimum
required to make it do what you want. There are a few changes I would make:
(1) You don't need a local lock file for a recipe that forwards to
another address. The first recipe should look like:
(2) You have the second recipe depending on the *successful* completion
of the preceding recipe. I would probably change this to simply
depend unconditionally on the previous recipe:
There is an alternate way of writing the two recipes; not necessarily
"simplified", but it may make the meaning of the two recipes more obvious:
As for adding the "X-Loop" header...the following recipe will add an
X-Loop header to any message, and then pass the message on for processing
by other recipes (make sure that formail is in your path).
| formail -A "X-Loop: $LOGNAME(_at_)$HOST"
You could put this at the top of the nesting block (above) if you just
wanted it to effect messages from "someone".
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