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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 09:56:11 +0100
From:      dick hoogendijk <>
To:        Giorgos Keramidas <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: procmail and anti-spam
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On 31 Dec Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2002-12-30 13:24, dick hoogendijk <> wrote:
> > > >define(`PROCMAIL_MAILER_PATH',`/usr/bin/procmail')

> a) Why /usr/bin/procmail and not the default path of the procmail port
>    installation [/usr/local/bin/procmail]?  I use procmail for local
>    delivery and all I needed to add to my file was:
> 	FEATURE(`local_procmail')
> 	MAILER(procmail)

Thanks for the reply. I like procmail as my local mail delivery.
Sorry for the path; it's an old habit. On my linux debian box procmail
is in /usr/bin; the rule came out of an old linux file ;-)
It can't harm to give the correct path (/usr/local/bin/procmail) in the file, so I'll keep it in.

Things run smoothly already..

> b) You don't really need to use procmail as the delivery agent of ALL
>    the local users.  You can enable procmail on a per-user basis by
>    proper .forward files in their home directories.

Yeah, I've heard. I'm not quit sure about the correct syntax of the
.forward file.

dick -- -- PGP/GnuPG key: F86289CE
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