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Re: A customized mail server...

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Bhummanjot S. Talwar wrote:

> Hi everybody...
> Well I've started my adventure with RH Linux 6.2 for the time being. Started
> with MySQL to have my JDBC examples working to begin with.
> I was wondering if there exists any mail server, which could be customized
> to perform specific actions as per the script in the email sent (or even
> running a java program/applet/servlet), apart from being a normal mail
> server. I want that if I send a mail to (eg. abc@xxxxxxxxxx) a special
> account, it should read the contents of the mail as a script file and
> perform various actions. Any mail server that can do this ????

All I know can do this.

Simple method:
In /etc/aliases, place

abc: |/usr/local/bin/script-to-run

Better method:
Install procmail

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