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

From: Joel Reicher
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] [NEWBIE]: fetchmail/procmail and inc
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 07:46:06 +1100

> > > 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") ?

The only thing you need to worry about is updating the "unseen"
sequence, if you use it. This is why you might want to have procmail
pipe to rcvstore instead of storing directly to MH folders.


        - Joel

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