Friday, September 28, 2001, 03:10:51 PM, Philip Guenther wrote:
Alvin Sim <alsim3(_at_)yahoo(_dot_)com> writes:
as suggested by Lawrence (above) and all the other freebsd-* lists and
it seems to work the first time around. the second time fetchmail was
called, __none__ of the mails were filtered __at all__. i am still
figuring out where i did wrong. as i'm using mutt, (and probably OT for
this list), it (mutt) complains that /var/mail/$USER is not a mailbox?!
there __are__ mails in /var/mail/$USER but they do not start with a
"From: list/person-name <date> <time> "
That would be
"From list/person-name date time"
Note the lack of a colon. This has been discussed many times before on
the list. Here's my message when this came up last month:
thank you for the link. as mentioned, this is a fetchmail problem when
procmail is used as the `mda' in ~/.fetchmailrc. i have, for the time
being, removed the `wants mda /usr/local/bin/procmail' line in my
value which mutt thinks is not a valid mailbox. strange. mailstat
~/Procamil/log seems to be processing fine but theres no new mails.
This is just another symptom of the previous problem.
i'll try out the above workaround from the link you have provided to see
what really is the best way to have procmail be the default local mailer
without (hopefully) any irritating minor problems :)
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