Dave Neary stated the following on Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 12:06:27AM +0000 :
>> Sorry...information overload. I was tring to be thorough.
>> I only added the .forward after the problem made itself known. The
> procmail stuff in the sendmail.cf file is the default setup (with some
> tweaking from install-sendmail scripts), and on any other box I've used
> the combination, I have had no problems.
>> fetchmail -v only gets the mails once, but it gets mails which it has
> previously gotten (doesn't delete mail from the server, and doesn't check
> procmail rules to eliminate duplicates, presumably). The multiple messages
> are in /var/spool/mail/dave, after fetchmail does it's thing.
>> Possibly I don't understand well enough how mail gets downloaded, or how
> procmail got invoked. I assumed that it would be invoked automatically
> when mail arrives in the local mailbox. I guess it's possible that it's
> only invoked if mail's transfered by sendmail, as opposed to fetched by
> fetchmail. But to be honest, I don't really understand what's happenning
> at all.
Fetchmail can be configured to invoke the LDA once it downloads mail.
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