question about sieve "discard"

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Apr 27 21:11:34 EDT 2005

Andreas Hasenack wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:37:55PM +0200, Goetz Babin-Ebell wrote:
>>4.5.     Action discard
>>   Syntax:   discard
>>   Discard is used to silently throw away the message.  It does so by
>>                                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>   simply canceling the implicit keep.  If discard is used with other
>>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>   actions, the other actions still happen.  Discard is compatible with
>>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>   all other actions.  (For instance fileinto+discard is equivalent to
>>   fileinto.)
> What confused me a bit, and that's why I asked the list, was the "It
> does so by canceling the implicit keep." So if no other rule matched,
> then the message would be discarded, right?


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