[Dovecot] Dovecot Sieve without LDA?

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Sun Aug 6 22:46:37 EEST 2006

Mart Pirita wrote:
> Actually no, but I'd just like that separate software does separate
> things, Sendmail or Postfix as MTA and Dovecot as imap/pop server.

But that's exactly the case here.  Sendmail or Postfix as MTA, deliver or
procmail as LDA, and dovecot as POP/IMAP.  If you are using Postfix (or qmail)
you are already using a standalone local delivery agent, that simply accepts
mail from the MTA and performs the local delivery.

Server-side filtering should not, IMHO, have anything to do with the client
logging in.  By handling the filtering during delivery, the client application
gets the benefit of filtering without having to do any remote moves.


John Peacock
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