[Dovecot] Dovecot deliver - direct IMAP folder delivery.

Mark E. Mallett mem at mv.mv.com
Wed Aug 17 23:34:34 EEST 2005

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 08:09:44AM -0700, Marc Perkel wrote:
> Timo Sirainen wrote:
> >
> >I think the best way to implement this would be to code it using a Sieve
> >script. I'm not sure if it's powerful enough without extensions though
> >(I've only seen simple Sieve scripts), but I think that's the right way
> >to do it..
> >
> > 
> >
> Timo,
> Would a single Sieve script be able to do this for all users. I'm not 
> familiar with Sieve so would anyone have an example of how to do this?

If you implement that delivery scheme centrally, the big question is how
are you going to let each user override it?  I don't think it would be a
good idea to decide to do that style of delivery for all users-- I
certainly wouldn't want it.  There are some tagged address that I want
to go into their own folders, but more typically I will group mail to
different tagged address into common folders, and have many of them
simply going into my inbox because that's where I want them

Better to let each user decide how they want their mail delivered, IMHO.
If the implementation provides access to match results (as via the
upcoming "variables" extension or via some other means such as in
mine), it's pretty easy for each user to have this choice.

Now, if your LDA implementation supports include-files or script libraries,
you could provide such a thing that each user could choose to invoke.
But that's another tangent :-)


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