Getmail / procmail / ???

ruscook ruscook_oz at
Sat Jan 13 02:43:40 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> ruscook wrote:
>> Derek, I'm using bogofilter with postfix and fetchmail to download my
>> messages (from various accounts) and then dovecot to read them using imap.
>> What advantages would procmail give me over postfix?
> Probably none.  If you have postfix working, don't try to fix it :-) 
> However, I found postfix a pain to configure for what I wanted, and if you
> don't need SMTP on localhost, procmail is sufficient, as fetchmail can pipe
> directly to it.  It's not _wrong_ to use postfix, it just may be overkill
> for the job, if you only need an MDA.
> Procmail can do the sorting into dovecot's folders, but I prefer to let
> kmail do that, as sometimes kmail doesn't see new mail in the subordinate
> IMAP folders unless the mail is there when it opens the folder, or it puts
> it there.  That's probably just a configuration problem on my end, but it's
> easier to write the filters from KMail, too.
Thanks Derek. I won't brake a working system :-)

Kind Regards Russell
Linux user #369094

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