procmail is a tool that is used mostly to filter mail according to user defined rules as soon as it arrives, without involving your Linux PC in the process. It is compareable to the server-side rules of Outlook. It is however also possible to process existing mailboxes using procmail.

In order to let procmail filter your mail, you must configure it:

procmail has a rather arcane syntax; for more information see:

  • the manual-pages, that of procmail and all referenced pages
  • the main site,

In addition, we have some local documentation that might be of help:

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