User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Reports of procmail's death are not terribly exaggerated

Reports of procmail's death are not terribly exaggerated

Posted Nov 25, 2010 7:43 UTC (Thu) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
Parent article: Reports of procmail's death are not terribly exaggerated

I've long known that I've been using a lumbering undead config file (my .procmailrc was created in around 1999 and has had only minor tweaks since then). But only now did I realise that the project itself is equally zombie-like.


(Log in to post comments)

Reports of procmail's death are not terribly exaggerated

Posted Nov 28, 2010 16:32 UTC (Sun) by mtaht (guest, #11087) [Link]

Last week I spent half a day converting myself from a decades worth of old procmail and thunderbird rules to dovecot 1.2's implementation of sieve.

While I liked the clarity and simplicity of the language... and the power of dovecot's imap server... and having stuff in Maildir format...

The idea of piping your now-filtered email through another program is missing from that version of sieve! It's a one stop only filter.

So I lost the ability to do additional processing on the email itself as it came in, for example, when I get email from certain people I used to feed it into a speech synth (instead of "You've GOT Mail", I get "You've got mail from Joe")

If sieve had a "pipe" plugin so I wouldn't have lost this crucial facility of procmail I'd be a much happier camper.


Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds