As of 2004, Procmail has been around for more than a decade, and mailets have been around for 5 years. In the past 1-2 years with the huge outgrowth of awareness and concern spam and worms, email processing has gained much interest and attention.

I recently was trying to create a command-line wrapper for the Mailet API, mainly to help developers write mailets without having to restart James. After making some progress, I was hoping to create a command-line wrapper so that this command line tool could be used the same way procmail works. Unfortunately it seems the approaches are different enough to not make this feasible, but at least I thought I could make a comparison out of this effort.

Mailet API

Procmail

MailetVsProcmail (last edited 2009-09-20 22:58:32 by localhost)