This One Time, at Band Camp, C Thala <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said, On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 04:15:03AM -0500: > On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 02:38:46AM -0600, Jack Barnett wrote: > > This is the setup I use:
> > external accounts (pop, imap, etc) <->fetchmail -> procmail -> > > filter&archive -> imap > > local accounts -> procmail -> filter&archive -> imap > > Then my imap clients connect to the imap server. > Please explain what you mean by "local accounts". > If I'm not mistaken from reading your reply, this implies one of two > things: > 1. That I have two IMAP servers, one where I get all my mail, and a > second one where I push mail after I have filtered/archived it. > The first one should only by used by fetchmail, the second one is > read by my various IMAP MUAs. > 2. That I somehow have write access to the backend of my IMAP > server, so I can pull all the mail from INBOX, do my > archiving/filtering, and then repush to various folders and read > from there. > Is that correct? This isn't how I have it, I suppose Jack has a similar setup to mine, I'll detail my setup: First I have postfix installed with sasl/mysql backend, in MySQL I have all the virtual accounts for various domains, for example I have an entry for [EMAIL PROTECTED] which states that it's a normail Mailbox, not an alias it also guides postfix/courier-imap to the folder where the e-mails are stored. When you send an email to [EMAIL PROTECTED], it goes to the vmail folder, Now using the package courier-imap which BTW provides both IMAP and POP3 Server, the email received by postfix can be checked using POP3 and the username [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Full username because this way I can have virtual domains, and the second most important reason is below) Now I have a normal UNIX user account 'wael' which has fetchmail that downloads emails from many accounts, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and local accounts (Which Jack mentioned as well and it's [EMAIL PROTECTED] for my case), fetchmail spits the mail out to procmail which do all the filtering and deliver the email to /home/wael/.mail folder (If you left the courier-imap config files as they are then you should deliver to Mailfolder instead of .mail, check /usr/local/etc/courier-imap/*) For the IMAP part, When I Use 'wael' instead of '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' it doesn't use the vmail but the UNIX user instead (see below) so it delivers whatever is under /home/wael/.mail :) The trick is that courier-imap has authlib backend (authdaemon) , and authlib has mysql/pam backends, so when u request mails for [EMAIL PROTECTED] it matches mysql qnd goes to virtual mail dir, when you send wael it matches pam and so mail on home folder If you need more assistance don't hesitate to ask... -- Wael Nasreddine http://wael.nasreddine.com PGP: 1024D/C8DD18A2 06F6 1622 4BC8 4CEB D724 DE12 5565 3945 C8DD 18A2 .: An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs, would never make a good program. (L. Torvalds 1995) :.
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