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The mail filter/mail delivery agent from the Courier Mail suite

maildrop is a replacement for your local mail delivery agent. maildrop reads a
mail message from standard input, then delivers the message to your mailbox.
maildrop knows how to deliver mail to mbox-style mailboxes, and maildirs.
"maildir" is a mailbox format used by Courier and Qmail.

maildrop optionally reads instructions from a file, which describe how to
filter incoming mail. These instructions can direct maildrop to deliver the
message to an alternate mailbox, or forward it somewhere else. Unlike procmail,
maildrop uses a structured filtering language.

maildrop is written in C++, and is significantly larger than procmail. However,
t uses resources much more efficiently. Unlike procmail, maildrop will not read
a 10 megabyte mail message into memory. Large messages are saved in a temporary
file, and are filtered from the temporary file. If the standard input to
maildrop is a file, and not a pipe, a temporary file will not be necessary.

maildrop checks the mail delivery instruction syntax from the filter file,
before attempting to deliver a message. Unlike procmail, if the filter file
contains syntax errors, maildrop terminates without delivering the message. The
user can fix the typo without causing any mail to be lost.

Source Files

Filename Size Changed Actions
maildrop-2.8.5.tar.bz2 1.98 MB Download File
maildrop-2.9.3.tar.bz2 1.98 MB Download File
maildrop.spec 7.8 KB Download File

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