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From: Jimbo (jimjamesberwick.com)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 10:50:31 CDT
>> Your "logical" mailbox as a target for mail delivery. This can be
>> to be handled via procmail by multiple methods, primarily:
> Viktor, I hope you realize that you have not answered the question.
> To be more specific: why does postfix, in a local Unix/Linux
> environment, have any dependence on procmail? There is no
> mention of this in any postfix documentation that I saw. Nor
> is there mention of procmail in master.cf or main.cf. I also
> hear, for the first time, of a "logical" mailbox. Is this
> concept documented?
Postfix does not require procmail to be installed for local delivery. I
have several mail servers that deliver mail for local users (mostly root
and other system accounts) that do not have procmail installed.
>> Postfix has no special affinity for procmail. Some Linux distributions
>> configure Postfix to use procmail out of the box.
> Again, I regard this as being evasive. The fact is: procmail is
> necessary for postfix to work. My question is: why?
procmail is not necessary to make Postfix work unless you configure
postfix to use procmail. If you don't want to depend on procmail, don't
configure postfix to deliver mail locally using procmail.