291997Re: LDA understanding
- Mar 15, 2013On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:27:59 +0000
James Griffin articulated:
> [--------- Thu 14.Mar'13 at 12:07:14 -0400 Kris Deugau :---------]Sieve will happily create any non-existing mailboxes. Sieve is far more
> > 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:
> * ^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.
robust than Procmail; however, you do have to do a bit of reading to
fully grasp what it can do.
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