On Thu, Aug 13, 1998 at 08:54:43AM +0300, Liviu Daia wrote:
On 12 August 1998, Chris Johnson <cjohnson(_at_)palomine(_dot_)net> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 12, 1998 at 09:52:45PM +0300, Liviu Daia wrote:
Take a look at the sources sometimes when you're in the mood for
a good laugh. :-) I'm actually surprised that so many people have
been using Procmail for so long, and nobody bothered to start a
project for a mail filter on sane basis yet. By that I mean a
"real" replacement for procmail, not a toy like Maildrop.
Okay, I'll bite: what makes you characterize maildrop as a "toy"?
I only played with Maildrop for a short while, but IIRC it didn't
have header rewriting. I might remember wrong, of course.
You remember wrong. It has a formail-like program called reformail, the man
page for which is at
I switched from procmail to maildrop a while back, and haven't come across
anything I could do with procmail that I can't do with maildrop. I find the
maildrop syntax much nicer to work with, and maildrop, unlike procmail, does
not try to read entire messages into memory, no matter how large. It's still
pre version 1.0, but it's worked flawlessly for me for the last couple of
Anyway, I'm not trying to start a mail-filter religious war. I just think that
you ought to have done more than "play with Maildrop for a short while" before
reporting to everyone on the list that it's a "toy."