The procmail and formail mail processing package can be used to create mail-servers, mailing lists, sort your incoming mail into separate folders/files (real convenient when subscribing to one or more mailing lists or for prioritising your mail), preprocess your mail, start any programs upon mail arrival (e.g. to generate different chimes on your workstation for different types of mail) or selectively forward certain incoming mail automatically to someone.
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Release Notes: This release has a bugfix release that resolves all known regression issues seen in versions 3.20 and 3.21.
Release Notes: A bug that broke INCLUDERC has been fixed. Version 3.20 included a number of improvements and bug fixes, including several possible security problems related to signal handlers.
Release Notes: Procmail version 3.15.1 fixes a race condition when creating mailboxes that could result in a bounced message and increases the paranoia with which the initial environment is handled when using the -p flag. It also works around an AIX compiler bug that caused procmail to not find users' default rcfiles.
Release Notes: Version 3.15 finishes support for mailspools in maildir and MH format, corrects several problems that appeared in 3.14, and resolves a handful of security, portability, and robustness issues (all believed to be minor).
Release Notes: Support for Qmail-style maildir mailboxes, a SWITCHRC variable for `tail-calls', RFC-compliant address selection when generating replies with formail -r, and minor bugfixes.