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Old 01-15-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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Problems with Procmail + Spamassassin

I have configured (with effort)fetchmail to download my email to /var/spool/mail and want procmail to process it using spamassassin. I hence have created (all in my home directory) a .forward:

"|IFS=' ' && exec /usr/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #user"

and a .procmailrc:

| /usr/bin/spamassassin

But when new mail appears, nothing happens... The content of /var/spool/mail just stays the same. If I run procmail my hand it just hangs there doing nothing...

Many thanks.

Old 01-15-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
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This is what I have for my procmail concerning spamassassin. I run spamassassin as a daemon, so that is why I call spamc. The second command forwards all spam mail to a file called spam. Now a word of warning, you will want to create that file with the specific user permissions. Otherwise it will be created with root permissions.

| /usr/bin/spamc

* ^X-Spam-Flag: Yes

Hope this helps.
Old 01-15-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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Just a couple of follow one questions:

How does the system know to start procmail? do you have a .forward file, is procmail running all the time....




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