Your sysadmin is a ninny.
Happily, however, the source for procmail is available
And, of course, Procmail is not required for simple archives. I am
running a number of archives on FLORA and do not have Procmail
installed. I can understand not wanting to install Procmail unless it's
needed - it's a great tool, but not necessary in this case as you can just
use Sendmail's (similar for all other mailer's) "|program" in the
I do use a PERL wrapper to separate into monthly archives for a number of
lists, but this doesn't change the format of STDIN, just checks the date
and sets the command line to MHonArc appropriately.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.org/russell/work/>
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