maildrop - mail delivery agent with filtering abilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name maildrop
Package version 2.7.1
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.21 KB
Download size 334.86 KB
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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 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_2.7.1-3_i386.deb 2.7.1 i386 Debian Main
maildrop - - -


Name Value
courier-authlib >= 0.63.0
libc6 >= 2.15
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libgdbm3 >= 1.8.3
libpcre3 >= 1:8.35
libstdc++6 >= 4.4.0


Name Value
courier-base <= 0.58.0-1


Type URL
Binary Package maildrop_2.7.1-3_amd64.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




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
2012-02-21 - Osamu Aoki <>
maildrop (2.5.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.  Closes: #580682, #629124, #643025, #462140, #457494,
#390719, #185149
* New build fixes gcc optimization problem.  Closes: #559045
* Repackaed as the 3.0 (quilt) format source package using 
--with autoreconf and enabling hardened build flags. Closes: #655133
* All patches are synched with the new upstream source with more 
* Apply Dovecot Authentication extension patch. Closes: #592585
* Document Debian patch changes and update postfix howto. Closes: #564440 
2010-01-28 - Steffen Joeris <>
maildrop (2.2.0-3.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the security team
* Fix privilege escalation via maildrop -d which grants root group
privileges (Closes: #564601) Thanks to Sam Varshavchik
2009-11-09 - Josip Rodin <>
maildrop (2.2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Made the install rule a prerequisite for binary-arch as well as
binary, which should unscrew the buildd builds, closes: #555156.
* Reduced the dependency on a local MTA to a Recommends, closes: #537962.
2009-11-08 - Josip Rodin <>
maildrop (2.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added libtool to the build-depends because a clean rebuild implicitly
requires it and most buildds failed because of it. (Also temporary.)

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mailutils-doc_2.99.98-2_all.deb Documentation files for GNU mailutils
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