[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Tue May 20 20:25:01 UTC 2008

On Tue May 20 2008 13:08:01 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Well, I'm not going to write the config tool right now (or probably ever -
> I never liked procmail - though I was working on one for maildrop), but
> start at the beginning - sooner or later every recipe has to deliver mail
> to a file, pipe or program, or to another user.  It's simple to check that
> the file/pipe/program exists.

Not it's not.  I have hundreds of clients where the destination
Maildir includes a string taken from elsewhere in the email.
As a simple example, my mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net address (after
some very careful validation) directs messages to an Ubuntu
folder within my main mail account.  What's more, I could add
a Kubuntu folder and start using mgb-kubuntu without changing
the procmail script.

How is your program going to understand all the validation and
rewriting that goes on in my procmailrc, when you can't even
figure out which of my Postfix servers should bind loopback only?

It's nice to have dreams, even impossible dreams, but writing
about them on a technical list is impolite and wasting our time.

--Mike Bird

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