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Old 09-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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procmail config file overwritten??


For some reason, my .procmail files seem to keep getting over written with different things and it screws up my mail filtering. I end up having to copy my latest backup to have it overwritten again. I have been fighting with this for the last two days and can't seem to figure out where to start on fixing this.

Right now when I take a look at my .procmailrc file it shows several lines of the following:

<key>Track ID</key><integer>515</integer>

When I have fiewed it before, I would see portions of the email that it was processing instead of the procmail configs.

The .procmailrc file is being completely overwritten, its not partially overwritten but completely overwritten...

Can anyone tell me what I can do to debug?
Old 09-16-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have procmail set up to write incoming mail to the ~/.procmailrc file, instead of delivering it to users mailboxes. Check you mail routing filters.

Read through this document, you might find something helpful.
Old 09-21-2006, 08:56 AM   #3
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Well since I have not had a need to edit this file, I am going to chalk it up to my VI/VIM application being messed up. When I try to edit that file using vim I get a lot of illegal character errors and once I make my edits and save the file, I got more illegal character errors. My thought is that that is the cause of this problem since I have not had to edit it and the problem has not come back. Still very weird but I guess plausible.


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