procmail has stopped working

Matthew East mdke at
Fri Nov 10 08:31:37 UTC 2006

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* David Hart:
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 06:25:13PM -0500, Stephen R Laniel wrote:

Thanks both for your replies!

>> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 11:14:54PM +0000, Matthew East wrote:
>>> I am a new user of procmail, so I don't really understand much about
>>> it... I made some recipes to filter spam (I installed spamassassin 3.1.7
>>> as a local copy) and it was working really well. But today I was
>>> fiddling around, and suddenly it stopped working - nothing gets filtered
>>> at all, and there is nothing in my procmail log since it stopped
>>> working. My ~/.procmailrc file is:
>>> Can anyone see what is wrong?
>> Offhand, no. Turn on logging verbosity -- VERBOSE=yes .
>> You'll find that is helps diagnose many a problem. (Likewise
>> for ssh, incidentally: 'ssh -v' is super-handy.)

I've done that, but the log still is empty since the last properly
filtered mail...

> What I think you mean is OR:
>   * ^(To|Cc).*(ubuntu-news|ubuntu-announce|ubuntu-devel-announce)
>   .Ubuntu.News/

thanks, yeah.

> But probably the most usful thing is to split your ~/.procmailrc up into
> separate files when you have more than just a few rules, thus:
>   INCLUDERC=$PMDIR/bugmail.rc
>   INCLUDERC=$PMDIR/bounces.rc
>   INCLUDERC=$PMDIR/maillists.rc
>   INCLUDERC=$PMDIR/spamassassin.rc
> This way you can easily add and/or isolate a few rules at a time -
> it makes debugging much easier.

I've tried commenting out all but one of these each time, and still

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