[unisog] off-topic: sendmail problems

Jose Nazario jose at biocserver.BIOC.cwru.edu
Wed Nov 7 03:20:13 GMT 2001

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Russell Fulton wrote:

> Does anyone have a handy script that will take a directory of Berkeley
> style mail boxes and pipe the messages back through sendmail.  I am
> sure someone has already been here before!

formail. part of the procmail package.

(from a friend)

Install the procmail package, if it's not installed already, and use the
formail utility that comes in it:

formail -s sendmail user at new.address < /path/to/users/mailbox

/path/to/users/mailbox will usually be /var/mail/user or
/var/spool/mail/user depending on your particular OS.

hope that helps. it keeps the headers intact, but can otionally rewite the
'to' address, preserving the sender, date, etc ... information.

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