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Robrt (1414)

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Sunday January 12, 2003
02:23 AM

qmail, formail, duplicate filtering

[ #9910 ]

I was looking for an easy way to do duplicate filtering using qmail for a mailing list you all know and love. The only sample that google was finding for me involved a perl script and MD5 signatures. Accurate, yet slow. I'd rather not slow down or complicate things. So, I wanted to use the tried and true formail dupe filter generally used with procmail.

The solution:

|preline formail -D8192 .formail-msgid-blah && exit 99 || exit 0

And now, for the next person who has to find this solution, some keywords: dupe, duplicate, filter, dupe filter, email, Message-Id, formail, procmail.

I will now put this into production, and hope it doesn't fail horribly.

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