At 20:02 2002-01-04 -0500, Edward McKeown wrote:
I am trying to setup procmail to sort my mail on my os x mail
Finally, the mac has a real OS. Oh wait, Linux 68000 has been ported for a
long time already...
server I am using postfix and uw imap. I have set up a .forward message
1. It isn't a ".forward message" - it is a forward _file_.
2. That isn't even _close_ to the suggested line to put in the
file. See the FAQ, or cheat and hit the bottom of the disclaimer
page linked from my .sig. The line you're using is basically saying to
deposit the message in that file. As a user, you don't have rights to
append your incoming mail to the procmail binary (or if it doesn't
exist at that path, a file in a directory a mere user has no business
writing to). This is a good thing that it generates an error, since
you shouldn't want to do such a fool thing.
><edward(_at_)bluetuna(_dot_)beezou(_dot_)com>: cannot append message to
> /usr/bin/procmail: cannot open file: Permission denied
And here is my log
FTR, neither of the messages shown in the log appear to be typical _test_
messages. My guess is that both of the messages you show are regular
messages which you provided to procmail on the commandline, not via the
.forward. Thus, the two messages worth of verbose log you provided is
For reference, since the date & time are logged to the file when you run
verbose, you can easily just trim out the log data which doesn't correlate
to when you sent your test message, rather than providing us log entries
which don't correlate to anything meaningful.
procmail:  Wed Jan 2 15:42:56 2002
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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