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Email filter and delivery agent

Maildrop is a powerful email filter/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. The program optionally reads filtering instructions from a file; this lets you deliver mail to alternate mailboxes or have it forwarded. Large messages are saved in a temporary file, and are filtered from the temporary file. Temporary files are saved in the user's home directory. If standard input is a file (not a pipe) a temporary file is not necessary. Maildrop also checks the syntax of the mail delivery instructions the filter file, before attempting to deliver a message. If the filter file contains syntax errors, maildrop terminates without delivering the message. Users can fix typos without losing mail.



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Janet Casey

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19 March 2002

Leaders and contributors

Sam Varshavchik Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Ruby (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archive
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites


"Ruby (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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