[ingo] Comments on Procmail support

Adrian Close adrian.close at hitwise.com
Mon May 2 18:59:32 PDT 2005

Hi all,

I'm looking at replacing an existing manual .forward + 'vacation' setup 
here with Ingo and the Procmail driver.  All in all, it works pretty well. 
Meanwhile, some things that might make life easier:

- the addition of a SHELL setting in the generated .procmailrc, for the 
situation where user shells are set to /bin/false or similar (otherwise, 
'formail' and 'sendmail' don't run).

- the addition of a From: header option, for cases where the mail server 
hostname bears only a passing resemblance to the email domain.

- The "FILEDATE=`ls -lcn --time-style=+%s" thing is somewhat platform 
specific, relying on a recent GNU 'ls' (the one shipped with Debian Woody 
doesn't support it, for example, neither does the BSD one).  On Debian, 
one could use 'stat' instead.  I'm guessing there's no nice 
platform-independent way of doing this, so perhaps it might be nice to 
provide the option to disable this functionality.

I'm happy to take a stab at coding this up.  I just wanted to check if 
anyone else had done/was doing this, and if there are any special 
Ingo/Horde procedures I should be aware of.  Or should I just shut up and 
code?  ;)


Adrian Close				email:  adrian.close at hitwise.com
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