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Fetchmail, Sendmail, Procmail & 1 Catchall account...

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by daltond, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. daltond

    daltond Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2003
    Hi all, kinda been working on Redhat for about a year feeling my away about. I have Redhat 7.2 installed on my network. I want it to be able to use fetchmail to get mail from 1 catchall account and distribute to individual mailboxes on my system. e.g an email to [email protected] would be retrieved from the catchall account then filtered so that it would be placed in the joe mailbox on my RH. I have sendmail working and fetchmail also but i am unable to get it to deliver to the individual mailboxes. I believe i need procmail configured but i dunno how. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. codejockey


    Feb 11, 2002
    You will need to do a couple of things:

    (1) set up sendmail so that local incoming mail is handed off to procmail. This can be done in the sendmail.cf file.

    (2) create a .procmailrc file in your home directory to direct mail to various folders/accounts.

    One approach to this is documented in the Offline-Mailing mini-HOWTO (see http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Offline-Mailing.html). The procmail man page also gives some examples of integrating procmail and sendmail. You can also use procmail with qmail (recommended).

    Hope this helps.
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