I got it!! It pays to read the man page c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y!!!!
There is no need to add extra arguments to the 'A=' line in either the
Mprocmail or Mlocal definition. Btw, it's the Mlocal definition that really
counts. Being sendmail and procmail illiterate, I'm not sure what the
Mprocmail line does. But, it's obvious that Mlocal is it since the log file
says "mailer=local" when the message is "sent" (?, not delivered?)
Ok, the man page says procmail reads /etc/procmailrc before reading
$HOME/.procmailrc. So, I just stuck the following line in /etc/procmailrc:
where /var/procmail is a local directory when users' .procmailrc and
.forward files are stored. The ones in their actual HOME are symlinked to
I'm not sure what other consequences follow from this. But it works whether
the procmailrc exists or doesnt. The mail is stored correctly into the
users' spool file.
Finally, I still need the 'define(`confFORWARD_PATH',...)' in my .mc file so
the ForwardPath is also redefined in sendmail.cf. Else, sendmail will
trigger the automount of home.
Thanks again to those who took the trouble to respond, especially David
Linn, a fellow Vandy graduate!
Kenneth Teh Email teh(_at_)anl(_dot_)gov
Physics Division Tel 630.252.3073
Argonne National Laboratory Fax 630.252.2864
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL 60439
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