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Re: [Nmh-workers] [NEWBIE]: fetchmail/procmail and inc

From: Xavier Maillard
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] [NEWBIE]: fetchmail/procmail and inc
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 19:22:29 +0100

Hi Ralph,

> > Fetchmail is used to retrieve my mails. It then passes them to
> > procmail which stores them into my mail spool.
> procmail can also store into MH folders, e.g. ~/mail/inbox, IIRC,
> removing the need for the inc stage.

Hum, but then, how "MH" knows about new messages ? I think I am
missing something. Does inc just store messages and nothing else
or does it do some other stuff (such as updating a "database of
new mails") ?
> Since fetchmail can do more complex fetching than inc, likewise procmail
> can do more complex filtering than slocal I suggest you leave them to do
> the work they're already doing and either have procmail put stuff in
> your inbox or create ~/bin/inc that kicks off fetchmail and then runs
> /usr/bin/mh/inc.

Problem is I am not sure how procmail and mh can cooperate. Do
you have any procmail examples ?

Once again, thank you for clarifying things to me :)


Xavier Maillard

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