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POSTDROP(1)			     General Commands Manual			      POSTDROP(1)

       postdrop - Postfix mail posting utility

       postdrop [-rv] [-c config_dir]

       The  postdrop(1)  command creates a file in the maildrop directory and copies its standard
       input to the file.


       -c config_dir
	      The main.cf configuration file is in the named directory	instead  of  the  default
	      configuration directory. See also the MAIL_CONFIG environment setting below.

       -r     Use  a  Postfix-internal	protocol for reading the message from standard input, and
	      for reporting status information on standard output. This  is  currently	the  only
	      supported method.

       -v     Enable  verbose  logging for debugging purposes. Multiple -v options make the soft-
	      ware increasingly verbose. As of Postfix 2.3, this  option  is  available  for  the
	      super-user only.

       The  command  is designed to run with set-group ID privileges, so that it can write to the
       maildrop queue directory and so that it can connect to Postfix daemon processes.

       Fatal errors: malformed input, I/O error, out of memory. Problems are logged to syslogd(8)
       and  to	the  standard  error  stream.	When the input is incomplete, or when the process
       receives a HUP, INT, QUIT or TERM signal, the queue file is deleted.

	      Directory with the main.cf file. In order to avoid  exploitation	of  set-group  ID
	      privileges, a non-standard directory is allowed only if:

	      o      The  name	is  listed  in	the standard main.cf file with the alternate_con-
		     fig_directories configuration parameter.

	      o      The command is invoked by the super-user.

       The following main.cf parameters are especially relevant to this program.  The text  below
       provides only a parameter summary. See postconf(5) for more details including examples.

       alternate_config_directories (empty)
	      A  list of non-default Postfix configuration directories that may be specified with
	      "-c config_directory" on the command  line,  or  via  the  MAIL_CONFIG  environment

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The default location of the Postfix main.cf and master.cf configuration files.

       import_environment (see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The  list  of environment parameters that a Postfix process will import from a non-
	      Postfix parent process.

       queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.

       syslog_facility (mail)
	      The syslog facility of Postfix logging.

       syslog_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The mail system name that is prepended to the process name in  syslog  records,  so
	      that "smtpd" becomes, for example, "postfix/smtpd".

       trigger_timeout (10s)
	      The  time  limit	for  sending  a  trigger  to  a  Postfix daemon (for example, the
	      pickup(8) or qmgr(8) daemon).

       Available in Postfix version 2.2 and later:

       authorized_submit_users (static:anyone)
	      List of users who are authorized to submit mail with the sendmail(1)  command  (and
	      with the privileged postdrop(1) helper command).

       /var/spool/postfix/maildrop, maildrop queue

       sendmail(1), compatibility interface
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       syslogd(8), system logging

       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA


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