[ale] Personal e-mail setup for remote access

Mike Murphy mike at tyderia.net
Wed Feb 25 02:03:26 EST 2004

Procmail. Most distros come with it installed, and often with the 
tie-ins to your mta already in place (for instance, it just works with 
sendmail on fedora core 1). Try grepping postfix's config file(s) for 
"procmail" to see if its already "activated" (I assume you have to have 
a rule in postfix like sendmail, but I'm not that familiar with 
postfix). It will process mail destined for your inbox. Rules are pretty 
easy once you get the hang of things. Google for procmail tutorial or 
procmail recipes for a number of good guides to its use, however, here's 
an abridged version of my .procmailrc:

DATE=`/bin/date %s`
LOG="--- Logging ${LOGFILE} for ${LOGNAME}, "

| /usr/bin/spamassassin

* ^X-Spam-Status: Yes
| cat >> /dev/null

:0 :${HOME}/.locks/ale$LOCKTEXT
* ^To.*ale at ale.org
| cat >> ${HOME}/mail/ale

Note the general configuration at the top, some stuff for handling spam 
(including the spamassasin tie-in), and my recipe for putting everything 
from the ALE mailing list in its own folder. I use procmail for all this 
sort of work, not individual mail readers (makes it much easier to use 
pine/thunderbird/squirellmail depending on situation, physical location, 
and net connection.


Greg Freemyer wrote:

> With imap where do I setup overall rules for moving e-mail into
> sub-folders?
> ie. Is there a common place I can filter and not have to have rules in
> various imap clients?
> I have the below working:
> fetchmail --> postfix --> Maildir --> Courier Imap
>       --> evolution
>       --> squirrelmail
> Over the last year or so I have created lots of filter rules in evolution
> (20 or 30 I guess).  They are still working (I think, I'm remote right
> now.)
> But if I access my e-mail via squirrelmail, all of my new e-mail is
> sitting in the INBOX.  Normally I only have a few unfiltered e-mails in
> there.
> Thanks
> Greg
>>On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 19:39, John Wells wrote:
>>>On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 13:58:18 -0500
>>>Greg Freemyer <freemyer-ml at NorcrossGroup.com> wrote:
>>>>I'm thinking of setting up the below, comments are appreciated:
>>>>1) Use fetchmail to retrieve my pop3 e-mail and drop it into my linux
> desktops sendmail.
>>>>2) Setup a imap server on my desktop.
>>>>3) Re-conifigure evolution to manage the imap mailbox instead of
> maintaining its own.
>>>>4) Also access/manage the imap mailbox from my house via a imap
>>>Why not set up SquirrelMail (www.squirrelmail.org) running with
> Apache/SSL?  Has worked quite well for me for a few years now...
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>>Looks interesting.  I will try it out.
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