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This is the README file for Alan Stebbens' procmail library.

See below for some information on procmail itself.


Here is a quick synopsis of the files:

Makefile        a Unix Makefile to help install these libary
               files in /usr/local, or another location.

README          This file.

ackmail.rc      a set of recipes which perfom auto-acknowledgement
               of incoming mail.  This file uses guess-mua.rc and
               unread-mh.rc.  See ackmail.3 for details.

commands.help   A file of information sent in response to a mail
               request of "Subject: help info".  See "commands.rc".
               
commands.rc     A set of recipes which recognize commands in the
               Subject: header and perform them.  A log is kept
               of all such commands.

comm-reply-file.rc
               A recipe file which replaces the body of the 
               current message with a named, or generates an 
               error report.  A "subroutine" recipe file for
               "commands.rc".

correct-addr.rc A recipe file which can help do mail forwarding
               for users who have moved or changed email 
               addresses.  *** CURRENTLY NOT WELL TESTED ***

date.rc         A recipe file to extract date and time information
               from the DATE variable, or from the current
               mail buffer if DATE is not defined.

dupcheck.rc     A recipe file which removes duplicate mail.

get-date.rc     A recipe file which uses date.rc to extract date
               and time information from date fields of the current 
               message.

get-from.rc     A recipe file which extracts the "best" address,
               including personal information from the various
               originating address fields.

guess-mua.rc    A recipe file which attempts to guess the current
               MUA (Mail User Agent).  Not needed of MUA is 
               explicitly defined.

headers.rc      Defines some variables which can be used for matching
               against headers.
               
list-addr.rc    A recipe file which trys to determine if the current
               mail is from a mailing list or not.  This is still
               *experimental* and *** NOT WELL TESTED ***.

pf-check.rc     A recipe to check if the message is from a given
               ADDR, or if it is from the user and to the ADDR, then
               to add DEST to the pending folder list, PF_DEST.

pf-chkto.rc     A recipe to check of the message is to an ADDR, and to
               add DEST to the pending folder list, PF_DEST.

pf-save.rc      After all address checks have been done, via either 
               pf-check.rc or pf-chkto.rc, then perform the filing
               into folders named by PF_DEST.  The folders can
               either be MH-style or folder-file style (but not both).

proclint        A Perl script which attempts to parse and pick "lints"
               from procmail scripts.

procmail-lib.html
               An HTML file which describes the Procmail Library.

unread-mh.rc    A recipe file which attempts to compute how many unread
               messages there are for an MH user.

If you have improvements or contributions to this collection of recipes,
please send them to me at <aks@sgi.com>.  I may not respond quickly
to any submissions, but I always appreciate suggestions for improvement.

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Procmail is a mail filtering program, with which a user can process
incoming mail in an infinite number of ways.  Procmail is publicly
available at no cost, other than your time.  

Procmail, SmartList, and my procmail library are available via HTTP:

The latest versions of procmail I have:

  http://reality.sgi.com/aks/depot/mail/procmail/procmail.tar.gz
  http://reality.sgi.com/aks/depot/mail/procmail/SmartList.tar.gz

Specific versions of procmail and SmartList:

  http://reality.sgi.com/aks/depot/mail/procmail/procmail-3.11pre4+.tar.gz
  http://reality.sgi.com/aks/depot/mail/procmail/SmartList-3.11pre4.tar.gz

My procmail library is at:

  http://reality.sgi.com/aks/depot/mail/procmail/procmail-lib.shar

If you have any questions about using procmail, there is a mailing list
with lots of helpful members: <procmail@informatik.rwth-aachen.de>.  Use
the address: <procmail-request@informatik.rwth-aachen.de> to subscribe
to the list.

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The latest version of procmail can be obtained directly from the
ftp-archive at:

          ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de (137.226.225.3)

as (g)zipped tar file:  /pub/packages/procmail/procmail.tar.gz  <160KB
as compressed tar file: /pub/packages/procmail/procmail.tar.Z   <224KB