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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY procmail-download-http "http://www.procmail.org/procmail-&procmail-version;.tar.gz">
8 <!ENTITY procmail-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.procmail.net/pub/procmail/procmail-&procmail-version;.tar.gz">
9 <!ENTITY procmail-size "338 KB">
10 <!ENTITY procmail-buildsize "1.5 MB">
11 <!ENTITY procmail-time "0.38 SBU">
12]>
13
14<sect1 id="procmail" xreflabel="Procmail-&procmail-version;">
15<sect1info>
16<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
17<date>$Date$</date>
18</sect1info>
19<?dbhtml filename="procmail.html"?>
20<title>Procmail-&procmail-version;</title>
21
22<sect2>
23<title>Introduction to <application>Procmail</application></title>
24
25<para>The <application>Procmail</application> package contains an autonomous mail processor. This
26is useful for filtering and sorting incoming mail.</para>
27
28<sect3><title>Package information</title>
29<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
30<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
31url="&procmail-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
32<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
33url="&procmail-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Download size: &procmail-size;</para></listitem>
35<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
36&procmail-buildsize;</para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
38&procmail-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
39</sect3>
40
41
42</sect2>
43
44<sect2>
45<title>Installation of <application>Procmail</application></title>
46
47<para>Install <application>Procmail</application> by running the following commands:</para>
48
49<screen><userinput><command>make LOCKINGTEST=/tmp install &amp;&amp;
50make install-suid</command></userinput></screen>
51
52</sect2>
53
54<sect2>
55<title>Command explanations</title>
56
57<para><command>make LOCKINGTEST=/tmp install</command>: This prevents make from
58asking you where to test file-locking patterns.</para>
59
60<para><command>make install-suid</command>: Modifies permissions of
61the installed files.</para>
62</sect2>
63
64<sect2>
65<title>Configuring <application>Procmail</application></title>
66
67<sect3><title>Config files</title>
68<para><filename>/etc/procmailrc</filename>,
69<filename>~/.procmailrc</filename></para>
70</sect3>
71
72<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
73
74<para>Recipes have to be written and placed in your
75<filename>~/.procmailrc</filename> for execution. The procmailex man
76page is the starting place to learn how to write recipes.</para>
77</sect3>
78
79</sect2>
80
81<sect2>
82<title>Contents</title>
83
84<para>The <application>Procmail</application> package contains <command>procmail</command>, <command>formail</command>, <command>lockfile</command> and <command>mailstat</command>.</para>
85
86</sect2>
87
88<sect2><title>Description</title>
89
90<sect3><title>procmail</title>
91<para><command>procmail</command> is an autonomous mail processor. It performs
92all the functions of a <acronym>MDA</acronym> (Mail Delivery Agent).</para></sect3>
93
94<sect3><title>formail</title>
95<para><command>formail</command> is a filter that can be used to format mail
96into mailbox format.</para></sect3>
97
98<sect3><title>lockfile</title>
99<para><command>lockfile</command> is a utility that can lock a file for single
100use interactively or in a script.</para></sect3>
101
102<sect3><title>mailstat</title>
103<para><command>mailstat</command> prints a summary report of mail that has been
104filtered by <command>procmail</command> since the last time <command>
105mailstat</command> was ran.</para></sect3>
106
107</sect2>
108
109</sect1>
110
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