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Daemon to handle incoming messages

Synopsis ] [ -f--file=another.sympa.conf ] [ -k--keepcopy=directory ] [ -l--lang=lang ] [ -m--mail ] [ -h--help ] [ -v--version ]

Description is a program which scans permanently the incoming message spool and processes each message.

Messages bound for the lists and authorized sending are modified as necessity and at last stored into digest spool, archive spool and outgoing spool. Those bound for command addresses are interpreted and appropriate actions are taken. Those bound for listmasters or list admins are forwarded to them.

Options follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (--).  A summary of options is included below.

-d,  --debug

Enable debug mode.

-f,  --config=file

Force Sympa to use an alternative configuration file instead of /etc/sympa/sympa.conf.

-l,  --lang=lang

Set this option to use a language for Sympa. The corresponding gettext catalog file must be located in $LOCALEDIR directory.


Sets Sympa log level. may run in daemon mode with following options.


The process remains attached to the TTY.

-k,  --keepcopy=directory

This option tells Sympa to keep a copy of every incoming message,  instead of deleting them. `directory' is the directory to  store messages.

-m,  --mail

Sympa will log calls to sendmail, including recipients. This option is useful for keeping track of each mail sent (log files may grow faster though).


Note: This option was deprecated.

Process is dedicated to messages distribution (process_message), commands (process_command) or to automatic lists creation (process_creation, default three of them).

With following options will print some information and exit.

-h,  --help

Print this help message.

-v,  --version

Print the version number.


/etc/sympa/sympa.conf main configuration file.

$PIDDIR/ this file contains the process ID of

See Also

sympa.conf(5), sympa(1).

archived(8), bulk(8), bounced(8), sympa_automatic(8), task_manager(8).

Sympa::Spindle::ProcessDigest, Sympa::Spindle::ProcessIncoming.

History was originally written by:

Serge Aumont

Comité Réseau des Universités

Olivier Salaün

Comité Réseau des Universités

As of Sympa 6.2b.4, it was split into three programs: (later renamed to sympa) command line utility, daemon and daemon.

Referenced By

archived(8), bounced(8), bulk(8), sympa_automatic(8), Sympa::Spool::Auth.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Digest.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Digest::Collection.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Held.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Incoming.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Moderation.3Sympa(3), sympa_toc(1), task_manager(8).

2023-07-22 sympa 6.2.72