[TriLUG] What are other Kmail users doing? <SMTP SERVER IS UNNECESSARY>
bak at picklefactory.org
Wed Feb 8 09:53:51 EST 2012
If you want your mail redirected, mangled, etc. then there's always sieve. Easy to get working with dovecot + deliver. Thunderbird even has a client for it.
postfix + dovecot + deliver is so awesome. I remember the days of qmail + courier + procmail all too well and they sucked.
On Feb 8, 2012, at 8:51 AM, Eric Gerney wrote:
>> I've been working with Claws-Mail operating off my local Dovecot server
>> for several days now, and here's how it works:
>> * Fetchmail sucks my mail off my ISP's POP3.
>> * Fetchmail hands the mail to Procmail.
>> * Procmail uses its filters to deposit the email into the proper
>> directories in Dovecot's maildir tree. For instance, Procmail puts
>> anything with [TriLUG] in the subject
>> into /home/slitt/mail/Maildir/.TriLUG
>> * Dovecot serves the email out to Claws-Mail. And Thunderbird. And lots
>> more email clients. Even Kmail, if I wanted to do that.
>> We don't need no steeenkin Sendmail!
> Awesome! I was unaware that fetchmail can directly invoke a MDA, by-passing a
> MTA entirely... for those following along, this is the --mda option.
> You might look into invoking 'deliver' - Dovecot's LDA, which will also update
> any mailbox index files, as procmail is unaware of them. However, deliver is
> not a procmail replacement and cannot do the same filtering etc. I actually
> have procmail invoking deliver per the Dovecot wiki...
> Eric Gerney
> TSS/GSI Network Manager
> AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.
> gerney at att.com
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