procmail has stopped working

David Hart ubuntu at
Fri Nov 10 13:30:02 UTC 2006

On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 08:31:37AM +0000, Matthew East wrote:
> * David Hart:
> > On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 06:25:13PM -0500, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> >> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 11:14:54PM +0000, Matthew East wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 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...

I'm beginning to suspect that the mail isn't getting to procmail.

You mentioned in your first post that you were 'fiddling around' before
it stopped working.  Can you rememeber what it was that you were doing?

How is procmail called - directly from your MTA through its config
or via ~/.forward or what?  Have you checked your MTA's logs to see what
it's doing with the mail.

Have you, as Francisco in another post suggested, checked places like
/var/mail/user or wherever the default spool file for your MTA is?
David Hart <ubuntu at>

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