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Make sendmail deliver messages in Maildir-format

This is very easy. As sendmail uses procmail to deliver messages locally, you just have to let procmail know you'd like to deliver messages in a directory instead of in a single file.

For this, create a file /etc/procmailrc and add the following line to it:


Now all messages will be delivered into a directory called "Maildir" in the users' homedir. No service restart required. As soon as the first e-mail message comes in the Maildir-directory and its contents will be automatically generated. :-)