Mangled and non-mangled TUHS mail lists

Dave Horsfall dave at
Tue Oct 3 14:17:07 AEST 2017

On Mon, 2 Oct 2017, Grant Taylor wrote:

>> Yeah, I did use a Procmail filter for that, but Procmail is dead.  I 
>> must take a closer look at Sieve.
> Please don't tell my (zombie?) Procmail that.  I've got thousands 2300 
> lines of Procmail that I'm still happily using every single day.
> I keep bumping into Sieve.  I've not had a reason to migrate to it yet.

Even the last maintainer advises against using it:

``Procmail is stable, but no longer maintained.[1] Users who wish to use a
   maintained program are advised by procmail's author, Philip Guenther,[2]
   to use an alternative tool.''

``Procmail was an early example of a mail filtering tool and language.
   Procmail is no longer maintained and has unfixed security
   vulnerabilities. Procmail's last maintainers suggest using alternative

Given FreeBSD's philosophy re: dead ports, I guess it will be removed

With a mailserver facing the Internet, the last thing I need are security

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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