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Copies standard input to a qmail-style maildir

Safecat copies standard input to a qmail-style maildir as reliably and quickly as qmail itself. It can be used to deliver mail messages to qmail folders, or to spool data securely for later use by non-email-related applications. Safecat was originally written as a spooling utility for a CGI-based data collection application; it was inspired by the super-reliability of Dan Bernstein's maildir algorithm.


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License:BSD AdClauseJanet Casey1 July 2003

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 January 2017.


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