Hi, I am trying to setup the Double-Pass Spam Filtering with Gmail as described here but I am not sure I have understood the instructions.
I followed the instructions carefully but after copying the two files into my home dir, it stopped all mails getting to me.
I am confused about what it is actually supposed to do! Can I use this with any emails at my domain?
Here’s what I wanted to do: I have a main domain email account called firstname.lastname@example.org. But I would like to send the address: email@example.com thru this gmail spam loop. I do NOT have this account at my domain, it is captured by the catch-all feature.
So I tried to put the firstname.lastname@example.org email in the .procmailc file along with my email@example.com address. My gmail account was setup to forward all mails received to the firstname.lastname@example.org address back to email@example.com.
When I set this up, all mails to my firstname.lastname@example.org address are lost. They dont get delivered.
Is it possible the catch-all gets in the way? If so, why do all my email@example.com get lost?
Any ideas? Or have i missunderstood the way this works?
I have just been re-reading this and found:
NOTE: You can not do this with a mailbox user (those m###### accounts) you have to do it with a real user (with shell access).
Does this mean that procmail can only work on the base email address and no more? That seems a little poor??