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3.12.5 Scripting in mda

Mda can use global or per-user mail filters to decide whether to deliver the message, and where to deliver it. As of Mailutils version 3.13, such mail filters may be written in the following languages:

Mail filters to use are specified using ‘script’ configuration statement. The following meta-symbols can be used in its argument:


Expands to the recipient home directory.


Expands to the recipient user name.

By default, the filename extension decides which scripting language will be used. User can alter the choice using ‘language’ configuration statement. For example:

script {
  language python;
  pattern "~/.maidag-py-filter";