[H-GEN] procmail reciepe

Mark Suter suter at humbug.org.au
Sat May 29 23:03:57 EDT 2004


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Harry,

[ Removing message body headers that the Humbug lists add ]

I'm very wary of removing content on the list itself.  Triming
posts is the job of the poster, no the mailing list software:

  If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you summarize
  the original at the top of the message, or include just enough text of the
  original to give a context.  This will make sure readers understand when they
  start to read your response.  Since NetNews, especially, is proliferated by
  distributing the postings from one host to another, it is possible to see
  a response to a message before seeing the original.  Giving context helps
  everyone.  But do not include the entire original!

  -- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1855

> If the list manager can't do it (or the management does not want to do 
> it) does anyone have a procmail rule that can?

Procmail can pass the email to an arbitary program for filtering,
if that is your wish.  Tools like sed, awk or perl would be very
well suited to this task.

Yours sincerely,

- -- Mark John Suter  | I know that you  believe  you understand
suter at humbug.org.au | what you think I said, but I am not sure
gpg key id 2C71D63D | you realise that what you  heard  is not
mobile 0411 262 316 | what I meant.        Robert J. McCloskey
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