[Dovecot] sieve newbie question

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Fri Nov 17 03:41:21 UTC 2006

On Thursday 16 November 2006 21:33, matteo at progettomio.net wrote:
> Hi all,
> can you clarify my doubts about sieve?
> I understand what is it, but what's the different between use exim with
> rules + dovecot and use exim + dovecot-lda + sieve rules?
> i can create many kind of rules on exim, then i don't get the
> difference.
> if someone is so kind to explain me the main points i'll appreciate it!

Generally, rules at the MTA (exim) level are global.  Rules at the LDA 
(dovecot-sieve) level are user-controlled.  Mail user agents that support 
sieve allow users to set their own personalized filtering and sorting 
rules.  I am not aware of any mail user agents that allow individual 
users to set filter rules at the exim level that would only apply to one 

Perhaps this background reading would be useful in furthering your 



  - Brian

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