[svlug] can i use procmail to filte IMAP email?
xtifr at dsp.net
Thu Oct 12 13:06:01 PDT 2000
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 02:25:56AM -0700, kevin at ank.com wrote:
> You shouldn't have any trouble then. IMAP just shows you mail that
> is in a standard unix mailbox. Procmail drops mail into a standard
> unix mailbox. All should be fine.
Technical correction here. IMAP is a protocol that allows access to
remote folders. How (and where) those folders are stored is an
implementation detail that has nothing to do with the IMAP protocol
Most of the IMAP daemons I've seen do, indeed, just use standard mbox
(at least by default), and store folders other than the inbox in the
user's home dir. But I've also seen daemons that work differently --
the one we use at work, for example, is quite different.
So, really, it depends. There's probably *some* way to do server-side
filtering (e.g. our system provides web-based filter-control), but
procmail may or may not do the job. Some research may be required.
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