Re: Procmail filtering

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jdow wrote:

From: "John Summerfied" <[email protected]>

Lovell Mcilwain wrote:

Hello all,

I seem to be having a bit of trouble getting procmail to filter e mails to individual mailboxes on my FC4 machine.
I am using fetchmail to poll my email to my machine and I want to
use procmail rather my then my mail client to filter my e mail. I
don't have many mailboxes but I change machines often enough that
its hard to keep updating my mail client filters.
When I tail my mail.log file it does show that .fetchmail is looking
at my .forward file in my home directory so I am assuming that there
is an issue with the syntax of my .procmailrc file. Im new to using
procmail so I copied and pasted some procmail examples into my
.procmailrc file and gave it a whirl but no luck.
Any help is appreciated..


Here are what I have in my files:

.forward:

Start by removing .forward, and use the MTA (sendmail, postfix or whatever).
They're set up by default to invoke procmail.

He specifically said he was using fetchmail.

So here is the fetchmail -> procmail part of his picture.
===8<--- For account jdow
defaults mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d jdow"
set syslog
set postmaster ""
set no bouncemail
set no spambounce
set properties ""
# following is for debug.
#set logfile fetchmail_el.log
poll smtp.earthlink.net with proto POP3
  user 'jdow' there with password 'ASDFGHJKL'
  is '[email protected]' here options pass8bits
  smtpaddress '      '
===8<---
Then you have the .procmailrc to setup.

===8<---
#############################################################################
# Necessary generic definitions
#############################################################################
DROPPRIVS=yes
VERBOSE=yes
LOGNAME=procmail

# Example folder diversion with clone so email also appears in main folder
:0c: clone.lock
* ^List-Id: .*(spamassassin\.apache.\org)
$HOME/mail/rawmbox

# Example folder diversion without clone. I'm indecisive about the real
# destination for the UOL crap.
:0:
* ^From: AntiSpam UOL <.*@uol.com.br>
#/dev/null
/$HOME/mail/uol_crap
===8<--- And so forth.

{^_^}

So it loks like I have all of my logs working properly and mail is being looked at through procmail from what I can tell in the fetchmail and procmail log files that are generated in my home directory. But it still looks as though procmail is not filtering the mail. Based on me just looking at the log file Im still think that I am not able to set up the filter properly.
Fetchmail.Log shows:
procmail: [2668] Sun Jan 15 11:09:49 2006
procmail: Assigning "LOGNAME=procmail.log"
procmail: Assigning "LOGFILE=procmail.log"
procmail: Opening "procmail.log"

Procmail.Log shows:
procmail: No match on "^Sender:.*fedora.*list.*list.*@"
procmail: Bypassed locking "/var/spool/mail/lmcilwain.lock"
procmail: Assigning "LASTFOLDER=/var/spool/mail/lmcilwain"
procmail: Opening "/var/spool/mail/lmcilwain"
procmail: Acquiring kernel-lock
procmail: [2660] Sun Jan 15 11:04:28 2006
procmail: Notified comsat: "[email protected]:/var/spool/mail/lmcilwain"
From lmcilwain  Sun Jan 15 11:04:27 2006
Subject: Re:OT: Laptop screen died
 Folder: /var/spool/mail/lmcilwain

So I guess my question at this point is, where is a good place that I can reference different syntax' for setting up simple filters either by full e mail address or a word contained in the subject line including how to use escape characters. I have been googling for most of the morning and I have yet to see clear documentation on what syntax performs what function.





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