Re: Tip for the filter implementation
- From: Mike Bond <mike bond template com>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Tip for the filter implementation
- Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 15:13:36 -0500
Mikael Hermansson wrote:
> I just followed the filter thread and will here give my opinion on it
> As many already knows fetchmail processes the mail by posing incoming
> to sendmail. sendmail will then process it by using procmail.
> Why not let balsa do the same? When the mail arrives, using builtin
> POP3/IMAP, post incoming mail to sendmail for processing.
> Then we only need to write an config frontend for procmail.
> Here is some good reasons for this (IMHO):
> 1. 99 % of linux/unix systems has already sendmail/procmail installed
> 2. Procmail will probadly be more stable than writing new code
> 3. Why should we write new code when its already exist :-)
> 4. Balsa gets more compatible with old mailreaders using
I think you are overestimating the number of *nix systems that have
procmail installed but I wouldn't swear to that. However, I just had a
thought, has anyone made a procmail API/library? That might be a decent
solution if there is such a thing.
Application development is a race between software engineers who
try to create fool proof programs and the universe which is trying to
develop superior fools.
So far, the universe is winning.
Let's not give it any help...
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