On 8 Apr 97, procmail(_at_)Informatik(_dot_)RWTH-Aach wrote:
At 17:26 08/04/97 +0100, lista(_at_)horda(_dot_)com wrote:
This still doesn't explain why a "folder" won't work just as well.
Let's say, I'm a newbie on this and I don't have a clue on how I would
reach the folder... I would probably FTP it ;-)
I think I begin to understand your "problem" lista......
Inspecting the headers of your latest message reveals that you use
Eudora-Lite as your mail reader. I'm sure you are retrieving your mail
viaa SLIP/PPP from a POP server.
The folders we all mention on the list are *Unix* mail folders. Once your
incoming mail has been distributed to unix mail folders, you can no longer
grab them via POP3 for download to the Eudora inbox on your PC.
I assume you want to munge the headers to make it easier to identify which
list incoming mail is coming from. You'd have procmail munge the headers
and them let them be delivered to your mail spool where Eudora can grab
To solve *this* problem, I have three suggestions:
1) Upgrade to the retail version of Eudora which has (I hear) quite robust
mail filtering ability and can sort the incoming mail into special
2) Obtain and install a copy of Pegasus for Windows (current version is
2.53). It is freeware and an extremely capable e-mail client with
*excellent* mail filtering abilites. I use it almost exclusively.
3) Learn to use one of the mail clients available (pine, mh, mail etc)
available on the shell accout where your mail arrives and use procmail
to sort stuff out for you.
Just as an aside, while I do my mail reading via PPP dial-up, I use
procmail on my shell account to implement an auto-responder, to manage
fowarding mail to/from the various places where I have accounts and to
build a web-based archive of one of the mailing lists I'm on.
I don't actually use procmail for it's most prosaic use of sorting mail
into folders based on origin or content.
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