Getmail / procmail / ???

Ricardo C O Freitas ricardocastanho at
Fri Jan 12 04:03:58 UTC 2007

On Thursday 11 January 2007 19:03, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 13:26, Thomas Kaiser wrote:
> > Hello Micheal
> > Can you explain why you want to setup getmail / procmail? What will be
> > your benefit when you are running getmail / procmail?
> Glad to answer. I'm *NOT* running getmail / procmail right now.
> kmail / spamassassin has a tendency to hang when retrieving mail. While the
> fault is in spamassassin, the external result is that there is a hang while
> new mail is being processed. I've had several people tell me the fix is to
> use a fetchmail (getmail) / procmail frontend to spamassassin and have
> kmail simply filter the mail into its various folders.
> I'm more than willing to make changes, but this one is new to me - hence
> the question.

I have the same trouble as mentioned!

I would like to have all and every "mail" routines, running on the background!

As I have multiples mailboxes to check, this would be very interesting.

On my side, the question is: Is it really necessary to setup the following,

Fetchmail, procmail, postfix and then kmail?

Isn't there a faster, more straight forward way to perform such tasks?



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