Using Procmail on Panix
To disable quickly
If you ever need to disable procmail in a hurry the shortcut
to turn it off is to disable forwarding. You can do this by
from the command line,
or by running
from the command line and adding a "#" to the beginning of the line that contains "procmail",
or you can
log into webmail, go to the Options page and select Mail Forwarding Options, and modify your forwarding instructions there.
Procmail help pages
- Should I use Procmail?
- Setting up Procmail
- The .procmailrc file
- Procmail logging
- Procmail recipes
- Procmail man pages
- Additional Resources
Procmail is a powerful mail processing program (hence the name) that allows you to filter and sort your mail as it is delivered to your account. It can be programmed to forward selected messages to a different addresses, or to sort mail into different folders on the basis of return address, subject line, or just about any other criterion you can think of, and even to cause headers to be added or modified to certain messages. Because it's such a powerful program, it can be difficult to master.
Note that you might not need to use Procmail at all! If what
you want is spam filtering, or to filter mail from different
mailing lists into separate folders, the new mail system has
some easy-to-use built-in tools for you!
Log in to the Panix Webmail system ( https://mail.panix.com) (don't forget to use your full email address) and click "Options".
- The "Messsage Filters" section will let you send mail to different folders based on the contents of their headers.
- The "SpamAssassin" section will let you activate the SpamAssassin filter, and customize how it decides what's spam.
- The "Virus Checking" section lets you check for viruses and delete them or save them to a separate folder.
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