Sieve and regex (or sieve for specific folder)

Ken Murchison ken at
Sat Aug 28 10:04:15 EDT 2004

Paul Dekkers wrote:

> Hi,
> Ken Murchison wrote:
>>> For our (about 200) archive-folders we currently have a 
>>> procmail-script (on our old server) that I want to migrate to sieve 
>>> (for the new servers ;-)). Basicly, the functionality of the 
>>> procmail-script comes down to:
>>> if envelope :detail "to" "blabla" {
>>>       fileinto "archive.blabla";
>>>       }
>>> ... for evey folder. We have the "archive" user so we can mail to 
>>> "archive+folder" to get it stored properly.
>> If you are already sending to archive+folder, why do you need sieve?
> Apart from this general rule we want to do some filtering. Maybe one 
> filter so only mails from the mailinglist-user get archived. And we want 
> to add spam/virus-filtering to some lists (if making them moderated is 
> no solution...).
> (This way we also don't have the need for an "anyone p"-acl, btw, but 
> the only problem there is to get it on the ~200 folders. That's 
> scriptable I think.)
>>> That "for every folder" is my problem with sieve. I tried something like
>>> if envelope :regex :detail "to" "(.*)" {
>>>        fileinto "archief.$1";
>>>        }
>> You would the need the (yet unimplemented) "variables" extension to do 
>> this.
> I was afraid so :-)
> Any chance this will be there in the nearby future?

I don't know about "near" future.  I haven't looked into doing it at 
all.  Someone else said that they were going to work on it, but I know 
his plate is pretty full right now.

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