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221203Re: Postfix and archiving

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  • Gerard Seibert
    Jun 1, 2007
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      On Thursday May 31, 2007 at 10:38:51 (PM) Evan Platt wrote:


      > >We have a postfix server running without any problem. Now for an
      > >internal application we need to store (backup) all the incoming and
      > >outgoing mails to a MySQL database.
      > >
      > >A similar solution is given at
      > >http://www.dbmail.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=archiving-howto but this
      > >only works if all the mails are stored in the MySQL database.
      > >
      > >What I want is that all the emails are stored in normal mailboxes but
      > >after storing them, postfix calls one of our application with the
      > >actual email that we can parse and insert it to the database.
      > >
      > >Thus what we basically want is that after sending/receiving mail
      > >Postfix calls another process with the email passed as parameter that
      > >we can use for further purposes.
      > >
      > >Any pointers on the same would be appreciated?
      >
      > Couldn't you use a procmail recipe, or am I missing something?

      Procmail is a resource hound, not to mention it has a nasty rule 'fall
      through' habit. I would recommend staying as far away from that beast as
      possible.

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      Gerard
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