global sieve folder ... ?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Tue Aug 15 23:04:36 EDT 2006

On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, Ken Murchison wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> This is the first time I've ever seen this ... when I put a filter in for 
>> an account that happens to be listed in the 'admins' section of imapd.conf, 
>> it is putting the filter into a global directory, instead of the admin 
>> sieve directory ...
>> I've been doing this for years, where the 'admin' account is a catchall 
>> mailbox, created by defualt with new domains, and for those clients that 
>> just want to forward all email to another address, they just create a 
>> filter on that account, instead of creating other mailboxes ...
>> Why is it all of sudden starting to create this global directory, and how 
>> do I make it stop? :)
> Admins aren't supposed to be regular users, meaning they aren't supposed to 
> have INBOXes or sieve scripts.  It has said this in the docs for a quite 
> while (perhaps as far back as v1.6?).
> Cyrus 2.3 and recent 2.2 releases allow sieve scripts to be placed on shared 
> mailboxes.  This is done by authenticating to timsieved as an admin, which 
> then places scripts in the global/ namespace.

Great, now I have to change my whole mail system *sniffle*

This is going to be fun :(

Thx ...

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