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Re: Newb question - simple script

From: Wietse Venema <wietse_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 11 2010 - 21:43:36 GMT
To: Postfix users <>

jimmy zoto:
> I'm trying to copy all incoming mail to a local FIFO file for special purpose
> processing by a Java program. I don't know the best way to do this.

Don't use FIFOs for this. It's a one-way channel with no way for
the receiver to report errors to the sender.

Use SMTP instead. It's a widely-implemented protocol, and I would
be really surprised if there is no implementation for Java.