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Maildrop is a powerful email filter/delivery agent. It supports mbox-style mailboxes and maildirs (a mail storage format used by Qmail). Its mail filtering language supports RFC822 parsing and GDBM/Berkeley DB database files. The maildrop package also includes a command-line tool to perform various operations on MIME messages.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  29 Sep 2013 02:54

    Release Notes: Search patterns are now MIME-aware. Search patterns are now specified in the UTF-8 codeset, and will get transcoded to the mail's character set, as indicated by the MIME headers.

    •  06 Feb 2010 01:48

      Release Notes: This release changes the effective group ID of processes started by maildrop, on some configurations, to maildrop's effective group ID rather than maildrop's parent process' effective group ID. This eliminates a potential privilege escalation if maildrop was invoked by a process with a more privileged effective group ID than maildrop.

      •  11 May 2009 03:07

        Release Notes: This release adds minor performance improvements to the reformail tool. An external program invoked to filter a message that terminated before consuming its standard input is no longer considered an error. Maildrop's license was changed to the GPLv3.

        •  30 Dec 2006 20:38

          Release Notes: Messages delivered by maildrop will use the process's inherited umask. The -f option now allows an empty return address to be specified. The lockmail utility now drops any group-id privileges if the setgid bit was added to lockmail's permissions.

          •  17 Sep 2005 07:32

            Release Notes: The agent now uses the PCRE library for regular expression pattern matching, with optional reversion to the old built-in legacy pattern matching engine.

            Recent comments

            30 Jan 2001 14:27 pldaniels

            Re: procmailkiller
            If you're after an attachment-extraction only
            tool, try also ripMIME.

            30 Jan 2001 12:15 fstone

            This is really great pice of software. Easier/Faster/Cleaner than Procmail.


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