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procmail not writing mbox file properly?
- From: "Matthew Rich" <mrich at runbox dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:48:12 GMT
- Subject: procmail not writing mbox file properly?
- Reply-to: mrich at runbox dot com
I just moved to cygwin from debian linux and am having some problems setting up my email. I use mutt, fetchmail, and procmail. procmail writes most of my mail to ~/mbox, my main mbox file. However, I noticed that mutt was not picking up the messages written to ~/mbox by procmail.
I set up mutt to poll my pop3 server itself, and when it does this it writes to the mbox file properly. Also, I looked at my old mbox file from my linux machine and I figured out what's wrong: procmail on cygwin is not writing the leading From line for each message. Thus mutt is just ignoring the messages it writes. Note that procmail (the same version, 3.22) *was* writing this line on debian.
For example, the first few lines of each message in the mbox file should look like:
From email@example.com Tue Jul 01 09:15:07 2003
Delivery-date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 09:15:07 -0500
But with procmail on cygwin, I'm just getting:
Received: from bar.com [126.96.36.199]
by localhost with POP3 (fetchmail-6.2.4)
for ci_matthew@localhost (single-drop); Tue, 23 Sep 2003 13:49:53 -0500 (CST)
Received: from cujo.runbox.com (188.8.131.52)
by mail01d.rapidsite.net (RS ver 1.0.86vs) with SMTP id 3-0850523058
for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:50:59 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from [10.9.9.15] (helo=odie.runbox.com)
by lufsen.runbox.com with esmtp (Exim 4.20)
for email@example.com; Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:51:00 +0200
Received: from mail by odie.runbox.com with local (Exim 4.20)
for firstname.lastname@example.org; Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:50:41 +0200
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
etc. Namely, it starts right in with the Received: headers, without ever writing the From line. If I just add in a dummy From line copied from another message in the mbox file, mutt can then read the message written by procmail.
Anyone know what's going on?
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