On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 00:35, Professional Software Engineering wrote:
700+ emails a day??? Good lord...
At 19:55 2004-02-05 -0500, Robert Krueger wrote:
1. All my mail that isn't tagged by SA and deposited in a special file
is sent to a maildir/ type folder. Because my virus stuff plus the SA
stuff are in a regular MH style file, I used the :0 : format telling
MH "files" are separate files. I think perhaps you mean mbox
file. Procmail basically supports storing messages in FOUR distinct ways,
as outlined in a message I posted yesterday: mbox, two file naming
conventions for MH, and maildir (with new/ old/ tmp/ subdirs). Excepting
mbox, all the other formats are one-message-per-file, and therefore do not
Yes, I meant mbox, sorry...
procmail to use a lockfile on these files only. I assume this is
proper, as I see no need to use maildir/ format style directories to
deposit spam and viruses. While i go to the trouble of scanning these
files using "less" to make sure I'm not getting good mail deposited
here, I have to believe there's an easier way. Isn't there some mail
utility that can scan all this mail in one of these files ( one at a
time, all, whatever)
Uh, I'm unclear on how you're having a difficulty in reviewing them.
See my note to Nancy for what I was looking for.
and lay it out neatly so I can see what type of mail is in there? ( I did
try "mailstat", it's kind of a "busy" display)
I myself have been a longtime registered ZIP user (from the OLD days - I've
used Phil Katz's software since PKARC).
Wow, did this bring back memories! I started programming in the mid
80's, and I remember using PKARC, LHARC (I think that was the utility)
to either .zip or .lha the files. You brought a smile to my face on
that one ;-)
At any rate, my sincere thanks for taking a tremendous amount of your
personal time to give me such complete explanations for my various
thoughts and misunderstandings on Procmail issues. I truly appreciate
I have to sit down and start working out some of these issues,
although, as I said, everything seems to be working very well save one
small Postfix issue that I can't seem to get an answer on. But I sure
love Procmail! With Nancy's tremendous web site and info she's made
available, the book I just bought on Procmail on my way home tonight,
and this mailing list, it's just a matter of putting it all together.
I may get back to you via this list on a part of what you've written,
but I need some time to read and play with the issues you've brought up.
BTW, although this comment will probably result in a "forehead slapper",
I failed to mention I only use Linux. So the viruses have little impact
on me personally, but it remains an irritant to have all these virus and
spam emails clogging my Inbox, which has now been taken care of,
On your comment concerning how spammers obtain email addresses, I had
almost no spam or virus emails coming in until I started in on these
mailing lists. I've been told the spammers scan the lists for the
addresses, which is probably how I ended up with this problem. FWIW...
Thank you again, this one goes in my "Keep" folder :-)
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