[Dovecot] Allowing clients to test their Sieve scripts

Thomas Harold thomas-lists at nybeta.com
Fri Jun 14 19:50:39 EEST 2013

On 6/14/2013 12:40 PM, Frerich Raabe wrote:
> Hi,
> One thing which came up repeatedly is that clients using the IMAP server I run (using Dovecot 2.1) wonder whether they broke their Sieve scripts, i.e. it often goes like "I don't know whether I just didn't receive any mail, or whether my filters broke. Can you check the logs?".
> I then usually just run the sieve-test binary (part of the Pigeonhole distribution) and send them the output. However, I was wondering - is there maybe a way for them to try it themselves? Like, maybe a tiny web server which just prints a form asking for a mail file and a sieve script, and then it runs sieve-script and prints the output of that? I wonder how other people do that.

If you have Thunderbird, you may want to have them try out the Sieve 
plug-in available at http://sieve.mozdev.org/

It auto-compiles and displays errors in the edit window.

The other thing we do is use RoundCube webmail (which has a sieve 
plugin) and have our users edit their sieve scripts through that 
instead.  It's a form-based rules editor, so a bit harder for them to 
goof it up.

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