2procmailrc   [plain text]


# Please check if all the paths in PATH are reachable, remove the ones that
# are not.

PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/ucb:/bin:/usr/local/bin:.
MAILDIR=$HOME/Mail	# You'd better make sure it exists
DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/mbox
			# We don't use a global lockfile here now.
			# Instead we use local lockfiles everywhere.
			# This allows mail to arrive in all mailboxes
			# concurrently, or allows you to read one mailbox
			# while mail arrives in another.

# The next recipe will split up Digests into their individual messages.
# Don't do this if you use a global lockfile before this recipe (deadlock)

:0
* ^Subject:.*Digest
|formail +1 -d -s procmail

LOGFILE=$MAILDIR/from		# Put it here, in order to avoid logging
				# the arrival of the digest.

# An alternative and probably more efficient solution to splitting up a digest
# would be (only works for standard format mailbox files though):

:0:
* ^Subject:.*Other Digest
|formail +1 -ds cat >>this_lists_mailbox

# Notice the double : in the next recipe, this will cause a lockfile
# named "$MAILDIR/todd.lock" to be used if and only if this mail is going
# into the file "todd".

:0:				# Anything from thf
* ^From.*thf@somewhere.someplace
todd				# will go to $MAILDIR/todd


# The next recipe will likewise use $MAILDIR/uunetbox.lock as a lock file.

:0:				# Anything from people at uunet
* ^From.*@uunet
uunetbox			# will go to $MAILDIR/uunetbox


# And here the lockfile will be $MAILDIR/henries.lock of course.

:0:				# Anything from Henry
* ^From.*henry
henries				# will go to $MAILDIR/henries


# But you can specify any lockfile you want, like "myfile".  The following
# recipe will use "$MAILDIR/myfile" as the lock file.

:0:myfile			# All 'questions' will go to
* ^Subject:.*questions
toread				# $MAILDIR/toread

# Anything that has not been delivered by now will go to $DEFAULT

# After procmail sees the end of the rcfile, it pretends that it sees a
# LOCKFILE=$DEFAULT$LOCKEXT
# Therefore $DEFAULT is always locked.