[linux-elitists] That ol' familiar MUA song

Greg Folkert greg at gregfolkert.net
Thu Mar 19 05:33:53 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 23:18 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Greg Folkert <greg at gregfolkert.net> writes:
> > On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 10:56 +0000, Adam Sampson wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > "maildrop" from the Courier project is a procmail clone with less
> > > baroque syntax:
> > > 
> > >   if (/^List-Id: .*linux-elitists/)
> > >           to "$MAILDIR/.lists.linux-elitists"
> > > 
> > > It's filtered 2,745,547 messages for me over the last five years
> > > with no annoyances whatsoever.
> > 
> > I'll agree on maildrop and its nice syntax. I use it most places I
> > can. Including with qmail at work.
> I looked and liked, but I'm loth to switch from one perfectly
> functional tool-specific language to another tool-specific one, when
> the latter is less-commonly installed on a random system. If I'm going
> to switch at all, I'd prefer to switch to something about which I
> could bang a “standards!” drum if it's not installed :-)

Most, if not all Debian systems previous to Lenny, have had it installed
as a part of standard install as a "mail-server". But as always YMMV
(Brett, wherefore art thou?)

> > Wooo! Uh... wow. I didn't know Linux Elitists had so much traffic!
> Your grammar parser is broken. The referent of “it” in Adam's
> utterance is very probably “"maildrop" from the Courier project”, or
> possibly “less baroque syntax”, but definitely not the example
> recipe.

OH!I get it. The resulting diff applied.

You did to, Ben... unless you are being obtuse... wait, I get it!

Manz! Yew eez dah funneh!
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