Sunday, November 28, 2004

I, Reluctant Procmail User

I use procmail, but I have to say that I hate it. The "recipe" language has the feel of just being one ad-hoc kludge slapped on top of another rather than a properly designed language.

At times I've been tempted to write a mail filtering module in Python so that I don't have to deal with procmail's horrible syntax. The only thing stopping me is a combination of laziness and too many things to do already.

Does anyone actually *like* procmail's syntax? Or, like me, do most procmail users simply put up with it because it's the defacto command-line mail filter? Are there any procmail substitutes that aren't quite so... icky?

posted Sunday, November 28, 2004