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3.11 maidag

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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. Maidag 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 node. Thus, maidag supersedes both mail.local and mail.remote utilities from GNU Mailutils versions prior to 2.0.

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 procmail.