Author Topic: Server-side sorting with Dovecot  (Read 4936 times)

Offline jesse

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Server-side sorting with Dovecot
« on: January 28, 2008, 05:54:53 PM »
I've recently setup a mailserver with dovecot and stumbled upon the lda/sieve plugin (http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA/Sieve) which lets me do server-side filtering.

At first I just used it to move the detected spam mails to a folder, but then played with it a bit. Now i have about 200 lines of rules increasing every day. I really like the idea of sorting the emails without having to configure rules for every mail client i use.

With all the hacking going on here I started to think it would be a nice thing to enable creating and editing of those rules to my virtual users. I'd really like to do it myself and will definitely look into it - and if so, will post my results here - but right now i'm pretty fed up with my daily administration jobs.

So, i'm putting this idea out here in the wild. Perhaps someone with a little bit more than my php experience feels enthusiastic about it, too.

Just because this is my first post here, i'd like to say thank you all for doing such a nice job with maintaining and enhancing RoundCube.

Offline evilbunny

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Re: Server-side sorting with Dovecot
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 11:19:20 PM »
Quote from: jesse
I've recently setup a mailserver with dovecot and stumbled upon the lda/sieve plugin (http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA/Sieve) which lets me do server-side filtering.

At first I just used it to move the detected spam mails to a folder, but then played with it a bit. Now i have about 200 lines of rules increasing every day. I really like the idea of sorting the emails without having to configure rules for every mail client i use.

Prior to moving from cyrus to dovecot I made extensive use of the seive filtering, prior to using roundcube for webmail I had squirrelmail which was ok and all but roundcube is so much nicer.

Anyways cyrus has a seive server on port 2000, not sure if the Managesieve Server stuff is supposed to replicate this functionality or not within cyrus, but there is a squirrelmail plugin called avelsieve (http://email.uoa.gr/projects/squirrelmail/avelsieve.php) that talks to the cyrus sieve server to handle doing all the sieve stuff via mostly pointy clicky rather then the current LDA/Sieve method for dovecot.