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#!/bin/sh
# ~/bin/intermail - intercepts mail sent with sendmail (kind of)
# By Edrx, 2004dec23

# The problem: my main e-mail address is <edrx@mat.puc-rio.br>, but my
# account at mat.puc-rio.br only allows me shell access through ssh --
# no pop3, so smtp, no imap, no anything... how can I read the mail
# that falls there, and how can I send mails that seem to originate
# from there?
#
# I know that most of you will have several answers ready: "use
# another e-mail account and set the `reply-to' field"; "use procmail,
# .forward and reply-to", etc etc --
#
#     but:
#
# I DON'T BLOODY FSCKING UNDERSTAND HOW E-MAIL WORKS!!! I've tried to
# experiment with sendmail, exim4, postfix, and even a bit of qmail,
# I've read tons of docs and RFCs and tried to assimilate what was
# there, but these programs are still surprising me all the time; a
# few days ago I tried to fetchmail mails from another ssh-able
# account that I've had for years, one in which running "mail" showed
# just five messages, and fetchmail reported 1117 messages, then
# started to download them, and when I noticed I wasn't receiving them
# and aborted it I found that the 20-something messages it fetched
# (certainly all spam, but whatever) were either lost or in some
# mysterious limbo directory, because I didn't have an MTA
# installed... yeah, really, no MTA, because due to a disk crash I
# recently had to reinstall my home machine, and I used debootstrap
# for that and for some reason I didn't choose an MTA...
#
#   FSCK! FSCK EVERYTHING! FSCK ME! FSCK THE SYSTEM! FSCK FSCKING ESR!
#   BASTARD! TRAITOR! FSCK! FSCK! AAAAAAAARGH! AAAAAAA! AAAAAAA!
#
# E-mails are made to be *deleted*, not to be *lost*. If I have an
# e-mail account that is more or less dependable -- the one at puc-rio
# -- I shouldn't be risking my precious spammy e-mails because I'm
# bloody trying to play the sysadmin and I'm bloody incompetent to do
# so. I *will* understand this e-mail shit someday, when I'll have a
# virtual second machine to play with, but right now qemu just broke,
# I still don't know how to use user-mode-linux, and I'm *not* going
# to use that fscking sourceless vmware thing, especially because my
# old HD just went "poof" and with it went my shiny new, never
# untarred tarball of bloody bloated fscking vmware, and when I did
# download it I had broadband and I don't have fscking broadband
# anymore, I'm on fscking dial-up now.
#
# Reading puc-rio's e-mails is fine, I just rsync my mailbox there
# from time to time. Sending e-mails is more of a problem: I used to
# write each e-mail as an invocation of mail -s SUBJECT TO1 TO2 etc
# etc, with the body of the e-mail as a here-document; then I would
# upload that to puc as a script and run it there. But the machine at
# puc runs that wonderfully crappy RH 6.1, in which "mail" doesn't
# even accept an "-a" to set extra headers, so no In-Reply-To's or
# such stuff. Yeech. Yeah, I *did* live for years without ever
# replying properly, and I just discovered "-a" some weeks ago. But
# for mailing lists I do need "In-Reply-To"s, and if I want qemu and
# user-mode-linux working then blah-blah-blah blah mailing lists.
#
# Now I just found out that oldy deary sweety nifty cuddly Emacs has a
# very simple mode for composing mail that does the headers thing
# right; after we compose the mail it invokes /usr/bin/sendmail,
# passes on all the headers and stuff, and all things work.
#
#   (find-efile "mail/")
#   (find-enode "Mail Headers" "`In-reply-to'")
#   (require 'sendmail)
#   (find-efunction 'mail)
#   (find-efunction 'sendmail-send-it)
#   (find-efunction 'sendmail-send-it "boundp 'sendmail-program")
#
#   Args are usually "- -oi -oem -odb -t":
#   (find-node "(exim4)-oi" "a dot on a" "not terminate")
#   (find-node "(exim4)-oem")
#   (find-node "(exim4)-oee")
#   (find-node "(exim4)-odb")
#   (find-node "(exim4)-t")
#
# So instead of invoking /usr/lib/sendmail we make it invoke this
# script; this script writes the sendmail arguments and input into
# files in ~/INTERMAIL/, and then we can do funny things with that,
# like uploading those files to puc and running a real sendmail there,
# and/or storing the files forever.

# (setq sendmail-program "~/bin/intermail")
# (setq sendmail-program "/usr/lib/sendmail")
# (makunbound 'sendmail-program)

# (find-angg ".emacs" "intermail")
# (find-angg ".zshrc" "intermail")

mkdir -p ~/INTERMAIL
cd       ~/INTERMAIL || exit 1

if [ ! -e n ]; then 
  echo 0 > n
fi
N=$[$(<n)+1]

echo "$*" > $N.args
cat       > $N.input

echo $N > n

# That's it.
# Cheers.