[Dovecot] sieve newbie question

Juergen Daubert jue at jue.li
Fri Nov 17 07:35:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, Nov 16, 2006 at 09:41:21PM -0600, Brian G. Peterson wrote:
> 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 
> user.

That's not completely correct, because exim supports filtering at user
level if allow_filter ist set in a redirect router, e.g. the one reading
the user .forward file.


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