Random Linux Tip - Filtering Mail With Procmail

Ryan Simpkins plug at ryansimpkins.com
Thu Jun 13 14:22:48 MDT 2013


On Thu, June 13, 2013 13:48, Rich wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 01:19:42PM -0600, Ryan Simpkins wrote:
>>One of the advantages of running your own mail server is that you can craft
>>all kinds of crazy filters and rules to route your mail to various places.
>> You
>>aren't restricted by what some company thinks you should be able to do. Below
>>is my setup:
>
> What are your thoughts on using Sieve [1,2] instead of procmail?
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieve_(mail_filtering_language)
> [2] http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Pigeonhole/Sieve

This seems like the perfect thing for a PLUG presentation. Showing how to
config and use Sieve would be great. It looks very powerful. Perhaps a bit
more complicated that procmail because of that power. Maybe that is a wrong
impression. Just one question: Will you do it?

-Ryan



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