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On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Gerald Britton wrote:
Can anyone tell me the right way to get procmail working with mutt? I
have procmailrc set up like this:
$ cat /etc/procmailrc
# Use mbox-style mailbox in FHS standard directory
That's already the default, you don't need that. It is better that
you remove that line.
I would not use /etc/procmailrc for that but .procmailrc instead.
I also have my userid set up as a directory under /var/mail/.
However, when I send myself an E-mail, I get something like this:
$ ls /var/mail/me/
msg.7QdS msg.ChmU msg.MSbU msg.V_WF msg.amXT msg.ikDB msg.sXSF
msg.sXbU msg.uWtL msg.wWtL msg.x3cS
So, you tell procmail to deliver to a directory, and that's what procmail does
when you ask it to deliver to a directory. From the manpage:
If it is a directory, the mail will be delivered to a newly
created, guaranteed to be unique file named $MSGPREFIX* in the
If you really want "mbox-style mailbox in FHS standard directory"
then /var/mail/you should not be a directory, but a file, usually
owned by you:mail. Such file will contain all the messages, and mutt
will be able to read it.
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