At 06:29 2002-10-25 -0400, Tom Allison did say:
Professional Software Engineering wrote:
At 19:25 2002-10-24 -0400, Tom Allison did say:
I have an ISP with a mail account that I fetchmail.
This is delivered to my mail server, but it is not passed through the
~./procmail filter at all.
This means I get a lot of spam.
Your QUESTION is?
What version of procmail are you running? Is it the LDA or are you
invoking it via a .forward? How is your fetchmail configuration set up
to deliver mail? You ARE aware that fetchmail has an option for directly
OK, not the best phrased question.
But a response like this doesn't help much either.
It is difficult to provide answers to a declaration. Nevertheless, you
should consider coming up with the answers to the direct QUESTIONS that I
posed to you, rather than claiming that my response wasn't
helpful. Perhaps if you do, you'll be able to find the answer to your
problem, and at least in providing those answers here, you'll better equip
the people here on the PROCMAIL list to help answer your FORMAIL question
buried in your declaration.
Let me slowly go over the logic behind my series of questions, because
apparently, in your rush to reply, you forgot to provide answers to any of
them, even though I bothered to take the time to ask them FOR A REASON -
that being to resolve whatever your problem is (at least WRT your email
What version of procmail are you running?
This is important whenever complaining about how procmail is running. You
should always provide this information. For that matter, providing your
SMTP agent and version, as well as the version of formail would be appropriate.
Is it the LDA or are you invoking it via a .forward?
If procmail is the LDA, it should be invoked even when messages are
delivered to your SMTP port - BUT won't be if fetchmail is configured to
deliver to some other program for MDA, then it might only deliver through
procmail if procmail is in a .forward (and even then, only if the other MDA
pays attention to .forward).
How is your fetchmail configuration set up to deliver mail?
i.e. is fetchmail delivering to your local SMTP, to procmail directly, or
to some other MDA? If to some other MDA, a procmail-as-LDA config will be
You ARE aware that fetchmail has an option for directly using procmail?
Search the FETCHMAIL manpage for references to PROCMAIL, where you'll find
explicit reference to it in the MDA configuration for fetchmail, and which,
not surprisingly would PROBABLY resolve your delivery complaint.
I cannot solve your puzzle for you if you insist on keeping all the pieces
in a closed box and griping when someone asks to see them.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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