In this new upgrade process it looks like you will not be able to have a custom procmail install. Another user informed me that:
“The pre-upgrade checklist on the Web panel advises me to make sure that ‘Nobody on your account is using .procmail or .forward files’”
But it also appears that even those of us with Grandfathered in accounts are going to lose them as well. This is from another user:
"They said they wouldn’t allow new accounts to have email access from the shell, and I thought I’d been grandfathered in, just like you. But without warning, I found my custom spamassassin install broken since I’d been moved to the new servers.
They said they’d be moving folks over the course of the next year, so maybe I was just really unlucky to be one of the first accounts moved. But as a heads up, you’ve got at the most one more year before you’re moved, too… I hope they move everyone soon, so someone smarter than me can figure out how to get custom spamassassin installs working again. "
And all of this happened with no warning. This user lost his custom procmail setup in a manner of minutes with no warning or explanation from dreamhost.
So those of you out there with custom Spam Assassin installations, or other custom procmail setups be prepared to lose them any day, you could be “upgraded” tomorrow.
Also, Dreamhost promised to upgrade the mail-filter tab in the panel almost 6 months ago now. And yet we still do not have a filter by custom header option.
This is going to get really stressful and annoying if Dreamhost just starts switching people without warning. The smart thing to do would be to at least tell me the name of the new server that I am moving to and give me a time that it will happen at. This way I can at least attempt to prepare for it.