Struggling with Sieve & need tips for debugging
jon at westcountrybusiness.com
jon at westcountrybusiness.com
Thu Aug 19 05:38:23 EDT 2004
I'm new to this so sorry if this is the wrong place to pose this question
I'm using Cyrus-IMAP on the e-smith SME Linux distro, which is based on
Red Hat 7.3 but customised for ease of set up & config (see
http://www.contibs.org for info). I came across a version of cyrus that
works on the SME server last year, which I then 'tidied up' & created a
how-to and made a download available for the user community (its on
I'm now trying to update this for the recent release of the e-smith SME
server. Cyrus appears to be working fine, but I wanted to add sieve
scripts. I have installed websieve and managed to get it working - or at
least it seems to be. It runs, creates script etc. The scripts appear to
be in the right place & all the tests I have run seem to imply all is
working OK. The e-mails are being received OK & have a header containing
'X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.2'so I assume the mails are passing through sieve.
However, no rules are being applied.
Now I don't know a great deal about cyrus / sieve etc - apart from what
I've been learning over a very intensive last week or so - & I can use
procmail instead of sieve if I have to, but I would prefer to use sieve.
The e-smith SMEserver is great for small businesses as it does all that's
needed with an easy web-based admin interface. I want to use Cyrus
instead of the installed IMAP server because of the Access Control. This
means I can use Connector software from companies like Toltec or Bynari as
a plug in to Outlook to share folders using Cyrus as a back-end instead of
MS Exchange & so negate any advantage the MS Small Business Server or MS
Exchange may have in a Small Business environment.
So I'm very close to finalising this & once I've managed it, I'll update
my How-To & download etc ... but I'm stuck & need so tips on how to debug
My original install was from these RPMs:
I have tried installing later rpms & compiling from source, but could get
neither to work on my server & as this version does all that I need it to,
I'm happy with it.
I installed websieve-0.63a. Installing it using the 'make install' also
caused my Cyrus install to fail, but just placing the perl files manually
in a cgi-bin folder got it running OK.
I've reviewed the cyrus.conf & imapd.conf files & all folders etc look
correct (see below). If I create a script using websieve, the script is
created correctly & placed in the right place (\var\lib\imap\sieve\j\jon).
I've checked logs at /var/log/messages & /var/log/imap/current but can't
find anything useful. I can't find any other log files. Can I create a
more verbose logging to track this?
I doubt is anyone can tell me the problem based on this description, but
if I could have a few more tips on what to try next to track it down, that
would at least be something.
I'm pretty much stuck now, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.
admins: cyrus root
# standard standalone server implementation
# do not delete this entry!
recover cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -r"
# this is only necessary if using idled for IMAP IDLE
# UNIX sockets start with a slash and are put into /var/lib/imap/sockets
# add or remove based on preferences
imap cmd="imapd" listen="imap" prefork=5
imaps cmd="imapd -s" listen="imaps" prefork=1
pop3 cmd="pop3d" listen="pop3" prefork=3
pop3s cmd="pop3d -s" listen="pop3s" prefork=1
sieve cmd="timsieved" listen="sieve" prefork=0
# at least one LMTP is required for delivery
lmtp cmd="lmtpd" listen="lmtp" prefork=0
lmtpunix cmd="lmtpd" listen="/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp" prefork=1
# this is only necessary if using notifications
notify cmd="notifyd" listen="/var/lib/imap/socket/notify" proto="udp"
# this is required
checkpoint cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -c" period=30
# this is only necessary if using duplicate delivery suppression
delprune cmd="ctl_deliver -E 3" at=0400
# this is only necessary if caching TLS sessions
tlsprune cmd="tls_prune" at=0400
Westcountry Business Ltd.
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