[Dovecot] considering dovecot

Richard Mayhew - Nashua Mobile Broadband Division richardm at nashuamobile.com
Wed Nov 29 20:49:06 UTC 2006


Anything is possible with Exim :) What I decided to do in the past with
"Quarantining" mail was to get Exim to deliver the message directly to
the specified Junk Folder, and based on a Spam Score in the message
headers one could ignore the auto-responder. 

Much the same as I am not an expert using Sieve, but I prefer ,IMO, that
the MTA handle's anything to do with mail delivery, black/white lists,
rbl, parsing, scanning (to some degree) etc. and let Dovecot (IMAP/POP3)
serve the mail back to the client. This is in no way pushing aside
Dovecot, just my personal taste. I do however see an overlap with mail
quota's as Exim and Dovecot both are setup to maintain them in synergy.
One wont accept mail if the user is over quota, much the same with
Dovecot maintaining the quota from an IMAP perspective.

I prefer to blackhole/delete the mail if its classified as spam, so the
need to worry about whether or not to send a auto-responder based on if
the mail is spam or not is somewhat void in this case. The MTA parses
the mail through SpamAssassin and based on a returned result, the MTA
either rejects the message (550) or accepts it for delivery. This way we
don't have rouge mail running around our systems using precious


-----Original Message-----
From: dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org [mailto:dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org]
On Behalf Of Rick Hazey
Sent: 29 November 2006 10:17 PM
To: dovecot at dovecot.org
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] considering dovecot

On Nov 29, 2006, at 11:42 AM, Richard Mayhew - Nashua Mobile Broadband
Division wrote:

> (IMO Vacation messages aren't really part of this mailing list forum, 
> as I belive it's a MTA's job)
> So.. To some it up. I prefer using Exim (MTA) to do the dirty work.

I hear what you're saying but it seems to me that the vacation message
function belongs in Sieve (via Dovecot Deliver). I want to move spam
into a junk folder and only auto-respond to the remaining email. I'm
certainly no expert; this just seemed the logical way to do it and the
way that Sieve and Maildrop handle it.

Are you able to avoid auto-responding to spam with your configuration
using Exim?

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