fdm as a replacement for procmail?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 16:22:38 MDT 2020

On 10/29/20 10:30 PM, Dan Egli wrote:
> I was in the process of setting up Procmail to sort my mail on the
> server itself rather than just having the mail client do it. However, as
> I was searching for a way to activate procmail from my MTA _IF_ they
> have a .procmailrc file in their home directory, I came across an email
> reputed to be from Procmail's author, who said the project is dead and
> it should not be used because numerous bugs have been found that are not
> corrected. Further reading showed that people were replacing procmail
> with fdm, so I grabbed fdm to take a look at it. But from what I can
> see, fdm ONLY operates at the system-wide level. I can't find any
> per-user configs.
> Is there a way to use fdm on a per-user basis, where each user has their
> own config file for fdm with their own rules? If not, what's a good
> replacement for procmail?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fdm suggests that you create a
$HOME/.fdm.conf file for per-user configuration.

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