[Dovecot] Looking for suggestions: How to strip attachments from mails
patrick.nagel at star-group.net
Tue May 20 04:08:12 EEST 2008
On Friday 16 May 2008, Jason Fesler wrote:
> > I'm looking for a way to strip attachments from incoming mails on the
> > server.
> works in line with procmail or similiar. It is not a standalone server;
> but instead acts as a filter. I use it in front of my mailing lists, so
> that attachements are not sent out.
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I gave 'detach' a try, and saw that
you contributed to it :)
It does exactly what I need. I set it up as a transport for postfix. The
script that gets called by postfix also takes care about delivery (pipe
through dovecot's 'deliver' after the detaching is finished, or, in case of
an error during the detachment process, pipe the original message (including
attachments) through 'deliver'. I didn't want to install procmail, because I
need dovecot's sieve plugin for all other filtering needs...
I've got one problem though (which I reported to Ryan Hamilton): detach
doesn't handle attachments with filenames that contain non-ASCII characters
well. I don't know anything about perl, so I didn't dig deeper yet... Would
you perhaps be interested in looking into the issue?
> I couple this with "demime" to further reduce the remaining text to plain
> text ( http://scifi.squawk.com/demime.html - uh oh, host not responding..
> and I don't see an alternate location for it).
For me it's just about getting those attachments to some SAMBA share - the
rest of the mail should stay as it was.
Thanks again for that hint,
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