maildrop - mail delivery agent with filtering abilities (set-GID=mail)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename maildrop_2.9.3-2+b1_i386.deb
Package name maildrop
Package version 2.9.3
Package release 2+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::daemon mail mail::delivery-agent mail::filters network::server role::program works-with::mail
License -
Maintainer Josip Rodin <>
Download size 354.74 KB
Installed size 1.16 MB
maildrop is a mail delivery agent (MDA), a program which reads a mail
message from standard input and then delivers the message to your mailbox.
maildrop can deliver mail both in mbox and maildir storing formats.
It can read instructions from a file, directing it how to log deliveries,
and how to filter incoming mail, for example to deliver mail to alternate
mailboxes, or forward it somewhere else, or pipe it through external
It performs all the same functions as procmail, but unlike procmail,
maildrop uses a structured filtering language which is a bit easier
on the eyes. Other differences from procmail include not skipping syntax
errors in filter files (instead deferring the mails for later processing)
and being more resource-efficient when processing mails (not loading
large messages right into memory).
maildrop in this package sets its permission to "rwxr-sr-x" (set-GID)
and is owned by "root:mail".
maildrop also comes with the following additional programs:
* reformail, an e-mail reformatting tool, which can detect duplicate
messages, manipulate message headers, split mailboxes into
individual messages, and generate autoreply messages
* maildirmake, which creates maildirs, and maildir folders
* deliverquota, which delivers mail to maildirs while taking account
software-imposed quotas
* reformime, a utility for reformatting MIME messages
* makemime, which creates MIME-formatted messages of arbitrary complexity
* lockmail, which creates dot-locks, file locks, and C-Client folder locks
* mailbot, a MIME-aware autoresponder utility


Package Version Architecture Repository
maildrop_2.9.3-2+b1_amd64.deb 2.9.3 amd64 Debian Main
maildrop - - -


Name Value
courier-authlib >= 0.66.4-5~
libc6 >= 2.15
libcourier-unicode4 >= 1.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libgdbm6 >= 1.16
libpcre3 -
libstdc++6 >= 5.2


Name Value
courier-base <= 0.58.0-1
courier-maildrop << 2.8.3+0.75.0-15~


Type URL
Binary Package maildrop_2.9.3-2+b1_i386.deb
Source Package maildrop

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install maildrop deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install maildrop




2018-07-01 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.9.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Migrate VCS from alioth to salsa. 
* Cross build ready.  Closes: #901367 
2017-12-24 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.9.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream releases. (2.8.5, 2.9.0, 2.9.1, 2.9.2, 2.9.3)
Closes: #871587
* Drop a patch taken from upstream.
2016-12-11 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.8.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix reproduceble build.  Closes:  #846971
* Update by the upstream courier-libs VCS.
* Fixed in upstream.  Closes: #783539, #842718
* Update VCS URLs.
2016-11-06 - Josip Rodin <>
maildrop (2.8.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Drop obsolete explanation of courier-maildrop from README.Debian,
following changes there.
* De-duplicate, update and condense the information about Debian-specific
patches in README.Debian.
2016-03-17 - Ondřej Surý <>
maildrop (2.8.3-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload
* Imported Upstream version 2.8.3
* Rebase patches on top of 2.8.3 release
* Build-Depend on courier-authlib-dev (>= 0.66.4-5~) and Depend on
courier-authlib (>= 0.66.4-5~) to get correct shared libraries
without the RPATH
* Add Breaks/Replaces for courier-maildrop (<< 2.8.3+0.75.0-15~)
* Add libcourier-unicode-dev to Build-Depends
* Force regeneration in override_dh_autoreconf target
* Set default variables using dh_auto_configure in
override_dh_auto_configure target
* Enable autotools-dev dh addon to get support for new architectures
* Enable full Debian hardening
2015-01-13 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.7.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix regression in 2.7.1-2 by reactivating support for
the courier-authlib itself.  Closes: #774598
2014-10-15 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop dovocet patch. (No more upstream activity.) Closes: #692519 
2014-02-01 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.  Closes: #691920
- pattern searches are now specified in UTF-8. Closes: #709555
* Update debian/rules using DEB_*_MAINT_APPEND (compat=9).
* Update patches reflecting directories moved under libs.
* Patch for CVE-2010-0301 updated by Sam Varshavchik.
2013-05-21 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.6.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version. Fixed From: parsing as ^From:. Closes: #520344
* Drop old workaround for arm architecture.
* Use dpkg-buildflags. 
2012-06-02 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.5.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Skip patching Closes: #661156 
* Add URLs for upstream and VCS.
* NMU fix in 2.2.0-3.1 is included in 2.5.5-1. Closes: #660872
* Update copyright to DEP-5.
* Document use of GID mail in README.Debian and manpage. Closes: #394779
* Document killing of child processes in README.Debian. Closes: #339749

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