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POSTDROP(1)		    General Commands Manual		   POSTDROP(1)

NAME
       postdrop	- Postfix mail posting utility

SYNOPSIS
       postdrop	[-rv] [-c config_dir]

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

       Options:

       -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  software increasingly	verbose. As of Postfix
	      2.3, this	option is available for	the super-user only.

SECURITY
       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.

DIAGNOSTICS
       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.

ENVIRONMENT
       MAIL_CONFIG
	      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_config_directories configuration	parameter.

	      o	     The command is invoked by the super-user.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
       The following main.cf parameters	are especially relevant	to  this  pro-
       gram.   The  text  below	 provides  only	a parameter summary. See post-
       conf(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 parameter.

       config_directory	(see 'postconf -d' output)
	      The default location of the Postfix main.cf and  master.cf  con-
	      figuration 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,	"post-
	      fix/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 send-
	      mail(1) command (and with	the privileged postdrop(1) helper com-
	      mand).

FILES
       /var/spool/postfix/maildrop, maildrop queue

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

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

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

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