I’m poking around my new dreamhost shell account. It looks like the web based email filters just generate a .procmailrc file. And if I hand edit the procmailrc file (i know – i’m not suppose too) – it just gets over written when I update the filters via the website.
I understand all this.
Is there a way for me to have the best of both worlds? In other words can I can a separate, hand coded procmail file and the webbased filters?
maybe by changing my .forward file so the call to procmail uses a different (custom) procmail file, and then I can include the default procmail file in the custom procmail file? (looking at the procmail man page it looks like this might work).
The reason why I’d like to have a hand edited file is that I am already using some scripts with my current (non-dreamhost) provider that create procmail files from my local address book…
Thoughts? has anyone done this?