Newbie sieve problem w/sieveshell

Joakim Ryden jryden at
Tue Aug 10 13:12:10 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 10 August 2004 09:31 am, Rob Tanner wrote:
> Hi,
> I have sieve up and running (cyrus-imap v2.2.3) and a php application to
> allow users some limited access for setting up forwarding and vacation
> scripts.  I am looking at sieveshell as a possible tool to do
> administrative maintenance, but whenever I try to invoke it, it fails.
> I have tried accessing it both as the administrative user (cyrus) and as
> myself, and I have specified the server both as localhost and with the
> FQDN. Below are two example command lines:
> sieveshell --user cyrus localhost
> sieveshell --user cyrus
> In every case, it prompts for the password, and then returns the error
> (line broken for readability):
> unable to connect to server at \
>    /usr/local/cyrus/bin/sieveshell line 169, <STDIN> line 1.

Do you have an entry for sieve in /etc/services?

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