Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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My mail trials seem to be dragging on. After figuring out the various configs from FAQs, HowTos, man pages and various websites, I've got further with my mail. Not all the way, but further.
I now have fetchmail working. This was the easy part, but then the config is 4 lines long, so I'd be hard pushed to screw that up
I have created a set of recipes and apart from an initial hiccup, with a bad regex on my part, it appears to be able to pick up mail and put the filtered ones into the correct files. It's saving in mbox format, and checking the files by hand, they all seem to be correct. However, I still seem to have a problem. A couple of the recipes were incomplete, and as such a number of mails got left in my system mailbox. Having changed the recipes, the mails don't seem to get reparsed and moved on. How do I tell procmail to reparse the whole mailbox?
Well mutt is better than mail, but I have hit a problem. Getting procmail to filter all the mails into various mbox files is great, but only if you can navigate through them easily. mutt doesn't even see them initially, it just loads up all the mails in my system mailbox. I set the
After the half-working mutt, I did expect Thunderbird to be a breeze. It has a shiny GUI after all. Alas it was non-starter. I can't get it to look at any folders that I want it to, even though it claims to support mbox format. I can't even get it to import files and redo my recipes in procmail. I think I actually need to sit down with someone so they can point out quite clearly the fundamental flaws in my research and reading.
It really can't be this awkward to set up a mail client, can it?