JP Vossen on 30 Sep 2010 09:36:07 -0700

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PLUG] Automating actions from email

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:49:15 -0400
From: "Amul Shah"<>

At work I get daily emails which I need to act on.  Is there a
mechanism in any email client (I use alpine and thunderbird) that can
recognize the email and invoke a shell script or another program?

Looks like Thunderbird "filters" can't call an external program. I wonder if you can do that from Evolution?

The canonical way to do that used to be procmail, which had a pretty obfuscated syntax. Lots of details in Google and I doubt it would run on Windows, not that that matters to you.

Good luck,
JP Vossen, CISSP            |:::======|
My Account, My Opinions     |=========|
"Microsoft Tax" = the additional hardware & yearly fees for the add-on
software required to protect Windows from its own poorly designed and
implemented self, while the overhead incidentally flattens Moore's Law.
Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
Announcements -
General Discussion  --