[Dovecot] Problem with sieve: Keep: Generic Error

Thomas Siebert siebert+Lists at et.rub.de
Wed Dec 3 04:15:29 EET 2008


i came across a strange error message in Ubuntu 8.10s package (Dovecot
1.1.4) regarding sieve:
	sieve runtime error: Keep: Generic Error
	sieve_execute_bytecode(/etc/dovecot/sieve/default.sievec) failed

Note that the Sieve Scripts are basically executed fine and working fine.
After a lot of testing I suppose the following: "keep" doesn't detect the
private namespace I have to use (courier-compatibility...), thus sieve fails
to do "keep", the message is handed back to dovecot-deliver which does a
"keep"-similar action itself. If I have a script with "keep;" as the only
command, I get this error message. If my script is totally blank (i.e.
implicit keep only), I get the same error. But if there's no implicit or
explicit "keep", e.g. "fileinto INBOX;" as only command, there's no error.
Also IMAP-Folders, e.g. "fileinto INBOX.Test", work.

Unfortunately, "fileinto INBOX" as default is no option for me, as I use a
delimiter and want to let deliver put the mails into the according

Is this a known bug? Any Ideas?


Here's my dovecot -n output:
log_timestamp: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
protocols: imap imaps pop3 pop3s
ssl_cert_file: /etc/ssl/certs/mail_cip.pem
ssl_key_file: /etc/ssl/private/mail_cip.key
disable_plaintext_auth: no
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3-login
first_valid_uid: 501
last_valid_uid: 501
first_valid_gid: 501
last_valid_gid: 501
mail_privileged_group: mail
mail_uid: 501
mail_gid: 501
mail_location: maildir:~/Maildir
mail_executable(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugins(default): acl quota imap_quota
mail_plugins(imap): acl quota imap_quota
mail_plugins(pop3): quota
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/pop3
imap_client_workarounds(default): delay-newmail netscape-eoh
imap_client_workarounds(imap): delay-newmail netscape-eoh
pop3_uidl_format(default): %08Xu%08Xv
pop3_uidl_format(imap): %08Xu%08Xv
pop3_uidl_format(pop3): %f
pop3_client_workarounds(pop3): outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh
  type: private
  prefix: INBOX.
  inbox: yes
  list: yes
  subscriptions: yes
auth default:
  mechanisms: plain login
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf
    driver: prefetch
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf
    type: listen
      path: /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
      mode: 384
      user: postfix
      path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
      mode: 384
      user: vmail
  quota: maildir:User quota
  quota_rule: *:storage=100M
  quota_rule2: *:messages=5000
  quota_warning: storage=95%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_size.sh 95
  quota_warning2: storage=90%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_size.sh 90
  quota_warning3: storage=80%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_size.sh 80
  quota_warning4: messages=95%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_count.sh 95
  quota_warning5: messages=90%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_count.sh 90
  quota_warning6: messages=80%% /etc/dovecot/quota_warn_count.sh 80
  acl: vfile:/etc/dovecot/acls:cache_secs=300

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