How to enable Sieve Filter for vacation

Kendrick Vargas ken at
Wed Aug 18 10:16:07 EDT 2004

Sujit Choudhury wrote:
> We are running cyrus+postfix on a SuSE Linux box.  We have the following
> file in:
> /usr/sieve/e/example
> And the ingo.script in that directory contains the following:
> require "vacation";
> # Blacklisted Addresses
> # Vacation Message
> vacation :days 1 :addresses "example at" :subject "out of
> office reply" "Thanks for your email. I'm away";
> We are sending mail to example at but not getting any
> vacation auto reply.
> We also have in /etc/services: 
> sieve           2000/tcp        # Cyrus SIEVE
> sieve           2000/udp        # Cyrus SIEVE
> netstat -an|grep 2000 gives the following:
> tcp        0      0 :::2000                 :::*
> I would be grateful if anybody has any idea about what is happening.

You have to set the path to the sendmail binary. The following is from my 
imapd.conf file:

	sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail

Make sure you have this set, otherwise sieve won't be able to inject mail 
into your MTA for vacation replies. Hope this helps.

Let he who is without clue kiss my ass.
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