Stories by Paul Dunne

Enhance Local Mail Handling on Your Unix Server

Procmail is a drop-in replacement for /bin/mail that does much, much more than the latter program. Some other appealing features are its simplicity -- just one executable and one config file -- and its performance. Written in C, it has a low impact on system resources and claims to be 1.4 times faster than the average /bin/mail in user-CPU time.