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Procmail for new accounts starting 2008

Please add instructions on how to use procmail for accounts created starting 4/2008.

It would be hard to stomach that one purchasing Unix hosting could not use procmail. Please post the workaround. Jidanni 14:07, 10 April 2008 (PDT)

Well, the whole point of not allowing something is that you can't do it. There is no work-around. -Mikes 04:36, 11 April 2008 (PDT)

I added a suggestion to allow creation of legacy "maildir" accounts so that procmail can still be used. Would there be a problem with me linking to the suggestion from within the article? --Jdaskew 16:19, 23 April 2008 (PDT)

No objections as of 4/25. I'm adding this at the top of the article since I believe that it will be important to anyone visiting this page. If there is a more appropriate place to put this, please let me know. --Jdaskew 16:20, 25 April 2008 (PDT)
Just learned that campaigning for suggestions is frowned upon and have removed the link --Jdaskew 10:35, 26 May 2008 (PDT)


Via the panel one can set up forwarding -->

where one has procmail installed. Then in procmail forward post-filtered mail with


which one can then access with IMAP. Jidanni 23:41, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

However the above solution ran into DreamHost internal forwarding quota bugs, so much so that they ended up sponsoring a private server with postfix running on it for me, as that was easier than fixing their internal bugs. I made sure to lock the private server at 150MB minimum usage, as that is the amount for which DreamHost would sponsor. Also I only ran my mail related programs on it, as that is why they sponsored it for me.

I then on the Panel set up a standard mailbox as a backup, (with deletion activated for older, even unread, mail), as a backup. This standard mailbox then also forwards to the private server, where I run procmail and read via IMAP, just like the good old Unix days.

So if you run into the same DreamHost internal bugs, maybe contact who set up the above for me.

Jidanni 21:29, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

This workaround seems to work perfectly. Any objections to moving it to the front page Electron 19:44, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

See also Procmail + SpamAssassin Jidanni 15:40, 13 July 2009 (UTC)