mail filter in python?

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl at
Mon Feb 7 11:01:56 EST 2000

Oleg Broytmann wrote on 949932068:
> On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Gerrit Holl wrote:
> > >
> > 
> > The procmail syntax is really obfuscated. What about creating a mail
> > filter with a Python syntax? Shouldn't be too difficult, just create
> > some functions (drop, match_header) and execfile() a file with the
> > rexec module...
>    Welcome to the wonderful world of Security! :))) (and locking problems)
>    Procmail, being here for a long time, has a LOT of builtin mechanisms
> for locking, security checks, portability and so on.

File locking isn't hard to implement, what kind of security checks do you
mean? Python is portable so that's not a problem.

>    It would be hard to reimplement all that from scratch :(

I don't think so. Security is not an issue, the command runs under the
right uid.

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