Earl Hood said:
As for where the mail goes until cron kicks of mhonarc, you could
use Procmail (or sendmail directly) to deliver to a spool file
somewhere that mhonarc will process later. You will need a program
that handles the addition to the spool file in a safe way (which
procmail can do).
I've had to stop invoking MHonArc directly from my procmail recipe
when the geek-folk at my ISP pointed out that I was beating up the
mail server t0o much.
I now use procmail to deliver the messages to an mbox and run the
little script below to generate my archives. I don't have cron access
so I just invoke a shell script (part of which I've put below) to
build the archive.
lockfile is a program provided with the procmail package of stuff.
### lock my incoming mail spool
### move the mbox where procmail delivers the mail to a temp file
mv $HOME/mail/eb tempbun
### create empty mbox
### unlock spool file
### This script massages subject lines andwrites to tempbunf
### Invoke mhonarc
mhonarc -add -outdir $HOME/wwwdir/etherbun \
-rcfile $HOME/.mhonarc/ether.rc \
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