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291997Re: LDA understanding

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  • Jerry
    Mar 15, 2013
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      On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:27:59 +0000
      James Griffin articulated:

      > [--------- Thu 14.Mar'13 at 12:07:14 -0400 Kris Deugau :---------]
      >
      > > Jerry wrote:
      > > > Personally, I have no idea why anyone uses "procmail". For
      > > > relatively fine grain sorting of mail upon delivery, I use
      > > > Dovecot and Sieve. From what I can ascertain, procmail hasn't
      > > > even been maintained in over a decade.
      > >
      > > Sieve can't call outside programs (eg SpamAssassin) by design. IMO
      > > the inability to call any external filtering programs (even from a
      > > restricted whitelist) makes overall mail filtering significantly
      > > harder.
      > >
      > > -kgd
      >
      > Personally, I still use procmail and use it to pipe mail through
      > spamassassin, and also use it in conjuction with Dovecot LDA:
      >
      > At the the top the procmailrc define the $DELIVER variable to
      > /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver .
      >
      > Then a simple rule:
      >
      > :0
      > * ^List-Id:.*some.list.id
      > | $DELIVER -m mailbox
      >
      > The -m switch automatically create non-existing Maildir++ mailboxes
      > should the not already be present. I Think it needs to be enabled in
      > one of the configuration files for Dovecot.
      >
      > It works nicely, but then i'm sure the Dovecot sieve implementations
      > work well too; i've not tried them yet.

      Sieve will happily create any non-existing mailboxes. Sieve is far more
      robust than Procmail; however, you do have to do a bit of reading to
      fully grasp what it can do.

      --
      Jerry ✌
      postfix-user@...
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