Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 10:53:10 EST

> 1. email -> sendmail
> 2. sendmail figures out what it has to do with it. turns out it's deliver

> Now, in order for step 4 to be done safely, procmail should be running
> as the user it's meant to deliver the mail for. for this to happen
> sendmail needs to start it as that user in step 3 and to do that it
> needs extra privs, above and beyond that of a normal user.

        email -> sendmail
        sendmail 'its local' -> spool

        get_mail | procmail

The mail server doesnt need to run procmail. If you wanted to run mail batches
through on a regular basis you can use cron for it, or leave a daemon running

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