If your system comes with Procmail already integrated into the email system (as is the case with many Linux distributions, for example) you might never need to get your hands dirty with compiling, installing or configuring the package.

If you have a more “traditional” system that expects more effort (and more understanding) from the system administrator, or if you want to keep up to date with the latest release, or if you want to make modifications to the source code or set different options than those set in distributed binaries, then you will need to obtain the sources and build it yourself.

The source code is available from many places on the Internet. The latest version can always ...

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