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 consult many tutorials that can be found on the Internet, and be very cautious, to avoid losing mail. consult many tutorials that can be found on the Internet, and be very cautious, to avoid losing mail.
  
-**Avoid bouncing mail.** Older procmail recipes on the Internet sometimes make procmail exit with a 67 exit code, which is supposed to bounce mail back to the sender. This is a bad idea, because it creates [[:hints:backscatter]]. Instead of bouncing unwanted mail, just discard it.+**Avoid bouncing mail.** Older procmail recipes on the Internet sometimes make procmail exit with a 67 exit code, which is supposed to bounce mail back to the sender. This is a bad idea, because it creates [[:hints:backscatter]]. Instead of bouncing unwanted mail, just discard it by writing it to **/dev/null**.
  
 You can find a minimal simplified '' .procmailrc '' file for forwarding mail to an off-site address on this page: [[hints:example_procmailrc_file_forwarding|Example .procmailrc file for mail forwarding]]. You can find a minimal simplified '' .procmailrc '' file for forwarding mail to an off-site address on this page: [[hints:example_procmailrc_file_forwarding|Example .procmailrc file for mail forwarding]].
hints/procmail_classic_linux.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/25 20:01 by admin