On Wed 18 Apr 2007, John Madden wrote:
> > As I see it, kmail works in two phases -
> > first it divides email from /var/spool/mail
> > (where the mail is saved in mbox format)
> > into different folders in ~/Mail
> > (where it is held in maildir format).
> > The second phase is to offer the mail
> > in the different folders for reading.
>> Sounds like you're looking for procmail.
Well, I do run procmail, to invoke spamassassin, etc.
But could it really divide email into maildir folders
in the format that kmail wants, with indices, etc?
In any case, is procmail to run on the laptop or the desktop?
Can procmail run as a daemon?
Can it collect mail from a remote computer?
At the moment, as far as I can see,
procmail is invoked by kmail.
I guess that what I would really like is an option in kmail
to specify that mail is stored in alfred:/var/spool/mail/tim
where alfred is the name of my desktop,
rather than in /var/spool/mail/tim, as at present.
Maybe that is possible?
Alternatively, my needs could be met completely,
as far as I can see, by exporting /var/mail/spool .
My question was, can I do the same thing some other way.
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