using procmail with sylfiter

2014-01-26 09:59:32

I am not sure that this is the correct place to ask this question, but the 
procmail mailing list appears to be a black hole for me. I send in a subscribe 
request but I do not even get in a response. So I am hoping that someone who 
has experience with procmail here will be able to help me.

I am new to making my own procmail recipes and am a bit stumped with
this one. I use sylfilter as my spam-filtering tool: this tool is available at and does ok. However it only processes 
within the mailer currently and
that too manually (a button sequence has to be pressed). Being ambitious and 
perhaps foolish, I have been trying to get syfilter
to work with procmail using my .procmailrc. I was trying to mimic the
example here: 
After seeking advice from Fedora users on the mailing list (I use an
updated Fedora 20), I got the following from two responders: 1. The web page 
shows: sylfilter ~/Mail/inbox/1234 as the example to classify a message. So I 
believe you want: :0 wc | /usr/bin/sylfilter /dev/stdin :0 a $HOME/Mail/Junk/. 
because the message will be in the standard input and sylfilter
wants a filename. 2. A slightly simpler response: :0 wc
| /usr/bin/sylfilter - :0 a
$HOME/Mail/Junk However, none of them work. In particular, I get the same error 
in my
procmail.log file: No input file.
procmail: Program failure (2) of "/usr/bin/sylfilter"
Before reporting on the process for the next step (as it was doing
previously wthout the new recipe in). How does one handle this?

Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience for this post in this mailing 

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