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Linux Email: Set up and Run a Small Office Email Server by Patrick Ben Koetter, Magnus Back, Alistair McDonald, Carl Taylor, David Rusenko

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Chapter 6. Getting Started with Procmail

In this section we will see how a mail filtering system can be set up on the server to handle the repetitive sorting and storing tasks that you would rather not spend your time on every day. Procmail is designed to handle a wide variety of processing and filtering tasks on mail being received by users within the system. Filtering only applies to users who have an account on the system—not to virtual users—and may be applied system wide to all users or individual users may add their own filters. By the end of the chapter you will understand the basics of the filtering process—how to set up the system to perform filtering, and how to perform a number of very simple but extremely useful filtering operations ...

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