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Re: Emacs Mailer Options


From: Giorgos Keramidas
Subject: Re: Emacs Mailer Options
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:38:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (berkeley-unix)

On 28 Dec 2006 21:20:22 -0800, "harel barzilai" <address@hidden> wrote:
> To try to minimize the learning curve I found
> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/gnus-faq/section-54.html
> [...]
> Second, I don't know what exactly procmail does on the system I am a
> user of (dreamhost.com) but they do have procmail. Does that mean I
> have to follow the directions on "Procmail and Gnus"? Because they
> indicate at "Procmail and Gnus"
> (http://www.faqs.org/faqs/gnus-faq/section-51.html) "And then I have
> procmail deliver to ~/.incoming/inbox.spool" which appears to be
> "mbox" format rather than "Maildir" format. My question: Is that true?

You can deliver to Maildir folders with procmail too.  The trick is to
create a Maildir folder first, and then append '/' to the folder name in
your `.procmailrc' file.

To create an empty Maildir/ folder, you can use:

    $ mkdir -p Maildir/cur Maildir/new Maildir/tmp
    $ chmod 0700 Maildir Maildir/*

A delivery recipe, which sends all 'FreeBSD-related' email into this
folder would look like this:

    :0 H
    * Sender:address@hidden
    Maildir/

Note the use of a trailing '/' character to denote that this is not a
UNIX "mbox" folder, but a Maildir folder.

> Because, that would be a problem, since Dreamhost.com indicates I
> *must* switch to maildir format from mbox (that is exactly why I am
> moving away from rmail!) in order to have their built-in anti-spam
> software work for me..

That's a silly requirement, but oh well...

> That is the most important question (in a negative sort of way..) iff
> the answer is that I must move away from Maildir format to use gnus
> for email..it's NOT enough that gnus can convert from maildir to
> mbox...dreamhost.com already used procmail to do that for me...the
> issue is I must keep mail in Maildir format in order to use
> dreamhost.com's built-in anti-spam.

Does their build-in antispam stuff work with your Maildir folders
*after* email has been delivered into the folder?

If this is true, it may be tricky to get their antispam to work with
Gnus and "nnml"-style folders.  You can use Gnus to read messages
*directly* from the Maildir/ folder though.



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