General-Purpose Mail Package
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The name ‘maidag’ stands for Mail delivery agent. It
is a general-purpose MDA offering a rich set of
features. It can operate both in traditional mode, reading the message
from its standard input, and in LMTP mode.
is able to deliver mail to any mailbox format, supported by GNU
Mailutils. These formats, among others, include ‘smtp://’,
‘prog://’ and ‘sendmail://’ which are
equivalent to forwarding a message over SMTP to a remote
maidag supersedes both
mail.remote utilities from GNU Mailutils versions prior to
Maidag is also able to process incoming messages using
Sieve, Scheme or Python scripts and, based on results of this
processing, to take a decision on whether to actually deliver and
where to deliver them. Due to its extensive scripting facilities,
maidag offers much more flexibility than other popular
MDAs, such as
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