On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Joseph Brennan wrote:
>--On Friday, July 12, 2002 10:37 -0600 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> That might be very good. Procmail works fine, but it seems that MD gets
>> emails that procmail doesn't see. My question was to find understanding on
>> the steps taken and what programs are run before MD gets an email to
>Typically, sendmail accepts the incoming message and pipes it to wrapper,
>which pipes it to majordomo. If that's what you have, procmail has not
>seen it yet when it reaches majordomo.
>Most likely, your system uses procmail to put messages into users' spool
>files. So for example, after processing a message, majordomo pipes to
>sendmail, sendmail determines a copy goes to a local user, and so sendmail
>pipes it to procmail. Then procmail checks for any recipes in
>/etc/procmailrc and ~user/.procmailrc, and either does what a recipe says
>or as default writes it into the user's spool file.
>Joseph Brennan email@example.com
>Academic Technologies Group, Academic Information Systems (AcIS)
Okay, so if I understand this, local users get procmail filtering but
majordomo lists don't? But, email sent to aliases should be treated as
local users, shouldn't they? I'll have to contrive some way to test that...
Anyone got a virus to share? 8^} (not)