Network Computing: Tutorial -- Procmail: A One-size-fits-all mail processorMar 28, 1999, 22:43 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Dunne)
"This article shows Unix system administrators how they can enhance their e-mail setup by installing procmail, a general-purpose mail processing program for all brands of Unix. I will use Linux as an example system, but what I say should apply to to other Unixes.
"The simplest way in which procmail can be used is as a drop-in replacement for the local mailer. This entails mail delivry as normal, plus extra processing if a .procmailrc file is present in the home directory of the recipient.
"You may wish to store mail in the recipient's home directory, rather than in the traditional /usr/spool/mail. This has some obvious advantages:
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