[PROPOSAL] Sieve for shared mailboxes

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Tue Jul 8 09:59:20 EDT 2003

In the past, people have requested the ability to run sieve scripts when 
messages are posted directly to shared mailboxes (via +detail 
addressing).  I have suggested that this would be possible by 
associating a script with the 'postuser' (typically "bb" or ""), but 
this was deemed unacceptable as people wanted more fine grained control 
over which mailboxes would have the script run.

Now that Cyrus 2.2 has support for mailbox annotations, I believe that 
we can provide the functionality that people desire.  I propose the 

We will create a new "/vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/sieve" shared annotation 
which can only be set by an admin.  Whenever a message is posted 
directly to a shared mailbox, the script specified by the /sieve 
annotation (if any) will be run.

Question: Should the annotation be inherited by child mailboxes?  This 
would allow the same script to be run on an entire hierarchy by only 
setting one annotation.


Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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