Fetchmail and Procmail

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Mon Jul 26 14:42:00 GMT 2004


On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 05:19:26AM -0700, George wrote:
> 1.  I'm getting an error about a "suspicious ~/.procmailrc" file.  I'm
> guessing this is a permissions problem.  If that's the case, could
> someone let me know what the correct permissions should be?  For the
> moment, using a '/etc/procmailrc' seems to be the only thing that
> works.

See the procmail man page.

> 2.  Procmail seems to be rather slow.  I don't know whether this is
> normal, but I've timed one mailbox download and it's taking on average
> 10 minutes to process 317 messages (2MB total)

It's fast enough for me, 10,000 - 30,000 messages per month -- even on a
PIII 500 MHz.  Have you tried your test case on a Unix box?  If so, is
it significantly faster?

> Also, is procmail supposed to be called for each individual message?



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