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Re: Fetchmail call to procmail no longer works under Cygwin 1.7.1-1
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 09:14:15AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Jason, would you include this EXITCODE/HOST stuff and other hints into
> your Cygwin README file? I don't think the upstream version will ever
> change again, procmail is apparently dead for nearly a decade. For
> debugging, I'd also suggest to mention LOGABSTRACT=all and LOGFILE
> along with VERBOSE=yes. LOGFILE=/dev/stderr may prove useful in
> command line testing.
FWIW, the Cygwin procmail README contains the following:
Create a procmail run control file, ~/.procmailrc. The contents of
this file are extremely user specific and (way) beyond the scope of
this README file.
procmail is usually invoked by your mail transfer agent (MTA).
Under Cygwin, I recommend using fetchmail to to retrieve your email.
Cygwin fetchmail will automatically invoke procmail.
I strongly encourage you to test your procmail recipes before for
using them in an unattended mode. Use a command like to following:
$ procmail VERBOSE=yes new-procmailrc <test.mail
and examine your procmail log file.
The following may be helpful with creating your run control file
and/or finding other (possible) ways to invoke procmail:
> I'd suggest to drop procmail in the long run and provide Sam
> Varshavchik's maildrop instead. It is easier to configure and more
> robust, and it's actually maintained.
IIRC, I tried to get maildrop to run under Cygwin many years ago.
Unfortunately, I was not successful. Maybe someone would be willing to
try with the latest Cygwin?
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