[svlug] evolution and procmail

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Fri Oct 25 18:48:55 PDT 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 11:01:19AM -0700, Hvr wrote:
> I build a spam filter using .procmailrc settings when i use fetchmail
> and then mutt to read my emailbox all is well but when i use evolutions
> send/receive button it does not go via my procmail filters, anyone know
> how to fix this? do i have to set up my own smtp proxy or something?

Are you reading local mail?  Make sure you are not using IMAP or POP
with sendmail.  You want fetchmail to bring down your mail, not POP
via evolution.

Consider doing this:

Run fetchmail in daemon mode to pop your mail to your local system.
(Use encryption if your ISP provides it.)

Run procmail + spamassasin.

Run an imap[s] server locally.  Point mutt, evolution, mozilla,
etc. to the local imap server.  Everything stays concurrent.  This is
really cool if your running imaps to listen on the internet.  You can
log in from your laptop while you're away, read all your mail, delete
all your spam, etc.  Since your mailboxes are always in the same
place, they're always "concurrent" between all the machines you use to
read mail.  (be sure to run ssl encrypted - create your own cert.)

The alternative is to ssh in to your box and run mutt remotely.  I've
recently found problems doing this when trying to do tricky stuff with
multiple char-set support (like reading and writing kanji).  I don't
blame mutt, of course, I blame the terminal that mutt runs in.  That's
not as easy to control remotely.  Evolution running on my laptop and
reading mail via ssl encrypted imaps works much more smoothly.

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