sieve script breaks mail delivery

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed May 12 21:10:07 EDT 2004

Chris Harms wrote:

> hello all,
> I have a mailbox that needs to store it's messages and forward a copy on 
> to an external address.  my test of this procedure on 2.1.15 works fine 
> using Squirrelmail's avelsieve plugin/editor.  However, uploading the 
> same filter to the new server (2.2.3) breaks mail delivery completely 
> and yields the following:
> stat=Deferred: 451 lmtpd: didn't exec() sendmail?!

The sendmail binary is not in /usr/lib/sendmail  Use the 'sendmail' 
option in imapd.conf to specify the location.

> the spawned lmtp process then runs away taking as much CPU as possible 
> and has to be killed manually.
> remove the filter and back to normal (don't have to kill master).  Just 
> wondering if anyone has seen this behavior before.
> server is Cyrus 2.2.3 with MySQL plugin, Sendmail  and virtdomains on.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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