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Re: Using Procmail to filter local cron email messages

Subject: Re: Using Procmail to filter local cron email messages
From: Siggy Brentrup
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 14:12:15 +0200
On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 04:54:22AM -0700, Keith wrote:
> Hi,
>   I use fetchmail with postfix & procmail to retrieve my email from
> mail servers and procmail to my Ubuntu 9.04 Linux box. The problem
> that I encounter is that when cron runs it generates and sends a
> email to the local user account. When this email is sent it is not
> filtered with procmail and stays in my INBOX /var/mail/USERNAME . Is
> there a way to call procmail from postfix to filter messages? In
> fetchmail I use wants mda /usr/bin/procmail to call procmail to
> filter email messages.
 
> # Configuration created Sat Jun 13 11:40:27 2009 by fetchmailconf 1.54 
> $Revision: 5165 $
> poll mail.pop3server.net with proto POP3 auth password and options uidl
> user 'USERNAMETHERE' there with password 'secret' is 'USER' here 
> options keep ssl
>   mda '/usr/bin/procmail -d %T'

Simply put this in ~/.forward
| /usr/bin/procmail

Didn't check but you can remove the mda option from fetchmailrc I
assume.

HTH
  Siggy 
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