[Esd-l] Making procmail play "nice"

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Sat Sep 27 13:06:07 PDT 2003

On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Brett Glass wrote:

> >You might want to try adding the rule that was just posted, it sounds
> >like it'll reduce your load by 80% or better.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the "local" rules I've seen so far do
> not seem to bypass the Perl script. Rather, they appear to add
> headers to the message which the Perl script recognizes. I'd love
> to set the systems up so that the Perl script isn't loaded at all.

If a disposition header is present (QUARANTINE, DISCARD) there's
nothing for the perl script to do (e.g. it can't veto the quarantine
disposition) so it's skipped.

This isn't a function of the local rule itself (the rule doesn't
suppress the include of html-trap.procmail) - look at the conditions
for the mail perl script in html-trap.procmail

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