maildirproc Publisher's description
from Joel Rosdahl
maildirproc is a program that processes one or several existing mail boxes in the maildir format.
maildirproc is a program that processes one or several existing mail boxes in the maildir format. It is primarily focused on mail sorting вЂ” i.e., moving, copying, forwarding and deleting mail according to a set of rules. It can be seen as an alternative to procmail, but instead of being a delivery agent (which wants to be part of the delivery chain), maildirproc only processes already delivered mail. And that's a feature, not a bug.
So, what's good about using maildirproc instead of a more conventional setup, with a delivery agent like procmail? For me (the author) it's this:
* It's small. maildirproc is just a small Python program that is easy to understand.
* It's robust. If there's a syntax error in the configuration, or a bug that makes the program crash, then nothing happens; the mail will not disappear. And as a consequence of using maildirs, no locks are needed.
* The configuration language is relatively easy to understand and use, yet very powerful. The rules are expressed in a full-blown computer language (Python).
* It's easy to test new configuration. Since maildirproc is not part of the delivery chain, it's just a matter of taking down or disabling the process, modifying the configuration and running maildirproc in test mode. When the new configuration is ready, just start or enable the process again.
What's New in This Release:В· maildirproc is now a Python 3.x project. Install maildirproc-python2 for Python 2.x compatibility.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall