[Techtalk] procmail & mutt

Mary Gardiner linuxchix at puzzling.org
Sat Oct 13 00:36:54 EST 2001

On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 06:58:02AM -0700, wildgrass wrote:
> I use G in mutt to retrieve mail from my pop server (with the pop_host, pop_
> user, pop_pass set in the .muttrc).

In order for procmail to work, your incoming mail must be filtered
though the procmail executable. If anything, this step is the one that
is probably skipping procmail.

Can you post the first few lines of your .procmailrc (say, the first
three recipes) so that we can see if there is a problem with it,
otherwise the problem is probably with this step.

Try a different approach to mail downloading to see if that helps. The
program 'fetchmail' is the solution I'd suggest - it is very sane, and
is very well documented (its man page is better than most). It can also
be set up to run in the background, popping your mail every x minutes.


Mary Gardiner
<mary at puzzling.org>

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