run a perl.script upon receiving an email in Sendmail

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run a perl.script upon receiving an email in Sendmail

Hi All
I am newbie with Sendmail and Linux in general. We use sendmail for outgoing and incoming mails.
Once our server receives a certain email we would
like to run a PERL script doing some task wiht it.

Can you address me a little bit on that topic?

In order to do that the incoming email should have some
specific format?

Does exist some language for handling events in sendmail?
Kind Regards

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Copyrights 2001-2012 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perl v5.14.2 2012-05-07 Mail::Transport::Sendmail(3pm)

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