Problem logging into sieveshell

pnelson pnelson at
Tue Jun 17 02:40:33 EDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 20:53, Jim Norton wrote:
> Hello all:
> I am trying to get the sieve vacation thing working.
> However,  sieveshell seems to be unable to log me in.
> I never get a fail message,  it just asks me for a 
> password 4 times then fails.
> I am of course able to log directly into the imap server
> via telnet imap and then login.
> Is it possible to enable sieve scripts without using
> sieveshell?
> Or,  does anybody have an idea about failing to log into
> sieveshell?


  sieveshell --user=<user> --authname=<sameuser> <server>

Manual Process
Not sure if this totally works because I use sieveshell but I know you
can edit the files in the sieve repository so it seems like it would

Sieve scripts are stored in the config directory, which on my system is:

  /var/lib/imap/sieve/<user initial>/<user>/<script>.script

the properties on the script are 600 and cyrus:mail.  You also need to
make a simlink to the script called default to activate it. 

So say your scripts name is if you upload it with sieveshell it
would windup in your sieve directory as:


and if you activate it there would be a simlink called default that
points to it.  HTH 

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