Re: Configuration

Hmmm...  Warning: non-procmail user here.  :)

Anyway, the primary thing I was trying to avoid was requiring the user to
configure other software packages in order to get their mail.  When I say
'transparent' I mean that Joe User should not have to worry about
configuring/maintaining it.  If we can achieve this with the current
procmail then perhaps we should use it.


On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Jules Bean wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Walt Armour wrote:
> > I agree here too.  Reinventing the wheel is mostly a waste of time (but a
> > very frequent one in the software biz).  But IMO reinventing the wheel can
> > sometimes be outweighed by functionality and usablity.  It's a shame that
> > there isn't a libprocmail that we could use transparently.
> Hmm..
> I don't really understand what you're saying here, walt.
> What would the libprocmail allow you to do, that you can't already do?
> If you want balsa to interface with procmail, then all you have to do is
> write a GUI configurator for the .procmailrc, and plonk it into balsa's
> preferences..
> Programs such as procmail are designed *so* simply that they don't need a
> lib to interface - their interface is their command line options, their
> config files, and their standard-input.
> In fact, you wouldn't even need the user to have selected procmail as
> their MDA.  You could simply invoke procmail direct from within balsa.
> Jules
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