Projects / procmail


The procmail and formail mail processing package can be used to create mail-servers, mailing lists, sort your incoming mail into separate folders/files (real convenient when subscribing to one or more mailing lists or for prioritising your mail), preprocess your mail, start any programs upon mail arrival (e.g. to generate different chimes on your workstation for different types of mail) or selectively forward certain incoming mail automatically to someone.

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RSS Recent releases

  •  14 Jul 2002 18:56

Release Notes: This release has a bugfix release that resolves all known regression issues seen in versions 3.20 and 3.21.

  •  19 Jul 2001 19:34

Release Notes: A bug that broke INCLUDERC has been fixed. Version 3.20 included a number of improvements and bug fixes, including several possible security problems related to signal handlers.

  •  01 Mar 2001 03:25

Release Notes: Procmail version 3.15.1 fixes a race condition when creating mailboxes that could result in a bounced message and increases the paranoia with which the initial environment is handled when using the -p flag. It also works around an AIX compiler bug that caused procmail to not find users' default rcfiles.

  •  30 Jan 2001 06:13

    Release Notes: Version 3.15 finishes support for mailspools in maildir and MH format, corrects several problems that appeared in 3.14, and resolves a handful of security, portability, and robustness issues (all believed to be minor).

    •  30 Jan 2001 06:13

      Release Notes: Support for Qmail-style maildir mailboxes, a SWITCHRC variable for `tail-calls', RFC-compliant address selection when generating replies with formail -r, and minor bugfixes.

      RSS Recent comments

      19 Mar 2003 14:39 boogerEatingNerd

      You can use Procmail to create mail-servers?
      Has anyone actually done this?

      17 Aug 2001 21:32 cabalamat2 Thumbs down

      Unfortunately the procmailrc file format isn't exactly
      the most intuitive or simple thing around.

      13 Jun 2001 23:25 cfoobar

      Re: License Info

      > So what's the problem?

      At the time the "License Info" comment was posted, procmail's license wasn't particularly clear on some Open Source points. The current version is dual licensed under the GPL and Artistic licenses, so that comment should be considered obsolete.

      11 Jun 2001 15:54 MartinHerrman

      Re: License Info
      So what's the problem?

      11 Jun 2001 15:51 MartinHerrman

      Re: License Info
      So what's the problem?


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