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Re: e-mail to fax: controlling access
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On 21 Apr 1998, Eloy A. Paris wrote:
> Hi Nico,
> Nico Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> : Procmail. You need to be able to filter the email itself.
> : Check out www.vix.com/spam/ for pointers.
> Uhhmmm, I don't think procmail can be used in this case.
> It can't be used because sendmail never calls procmail. procmail is my
> local mailer, right, but e-mail sent to email@example.com is delivered
> by the mailer called "fax", which sendmail calls.
What? (Scratch head?) No. The "mailer" is either the Mail User Agent,
such as pine or Netscape, that handles your personal mail, or the Mail
Transport Agent, that actually bounces mail around between various
people. In you case, the MTA is sendmail with procmail added.
Set up procmail for the *fax* user, and have procmail handle shipping off the
fax jobs, I think.
> On the other hand, I might be able to use procmail if I create a shell
> script for the fax mailer (instead of calling faxmail directly).
Bingo. Have procmail call faxmail.
Senior Engineer, CIRL
Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
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