Perl Mail Filters?

Thursday, 22 December 2005

Procmail Sucks

OK sucks is a bit strong: It is both insanely extensible and utterly horrid to work with.

I wish there were a decent perl replacement for Procmail. Seems to me that regexps and piping through external programs covers 99% of the average procmail use cases.

Perl has a lot of modules already existing for working with mbox files, maildirs, and even messages.

It seems that parp should be that project but it hasn’t been touched since 2002. PMS is another dead project.

Does anything exist already? Or am I stuck in procmail hell?

I’d be tempted to start my own project … "down that path lies madness"

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