Automail is a utility to allow a user with no shell access to manipulate his procmail settings by sending specially formatted emails to himself. It consists of a perl script and several procmail template files which are include-ed by his ~/.procmailrc file. To initialise the system, the automail template must be include-ed by hand or by placing the included .procmailrc file in /etc/skel . The syntax is:

include /var/local/procmail-templates/automail

Once this is done, the user sends himself an email with the subject line "automail! help" and instructions are sent to him via a return email. All communication between automail and the user takes place via email dialogue in a style similar to mailman.

automail v0.1