In 1999, I HTMLized it and turned it into this Procmail Quick Start.
In 2000, a revised version was published in the book Internet Secrets, 2nd Edition.
For more about this, including problems caused by not using the defaults, see the Warnings () notes in Step 4 below. This, along with simplicity, will help to make your Procmail configuration portable and will make it easy to plug in, unplug, or reorder recipes.
Here are examples of recipe modules you might want to use: The rc in procmailrc and in my recipe module names is a Unix naming convention that stands for either runtime configuration, runlevel change, or run commands (take your pick! Thanks to Richard Smith, the maintainer of geekrave.org, for telling me he thinks of rc as runtime configuration; Elmar Hinz for telling me he thinks of it as runlevel change; and Imperial College for FOLDOC, the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing, for its definition and history of rc.
Please do not use or link to an outdated, unauthorized, or plagiarized version of this.