Sieve and Cyrus Docs

Derrick J Brashear shadow at
Thu Mar 3 10:05:02 EST 2005

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Craig White wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 00:04 -0500, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
>> Nothing like following-up to your own posts.
>> The consensus of the private emails I've received is that some people
>> opt not to utilize Sieve, based upon the lack of documentation.
>> I find that surprising, but I've not found much to speak of yet -
>> anyone?   Or do we just use procmail as the mailer ;-)
> ---
> your sarcasm notwithstanding - if I recall correctly, you asked about
> conversion of procmail to sieve and the only thing I saw was some
> scripts included with the distribution which appeared to be from Andrew
> Morgan - I have seen it referenced on the site for cyrus-imapd
> as well.

Something I will point out, procmail is more fully-featured than sieve, 
mostly by design. procmail can do anything you could do if you were logged 
into the machine and had a shell. sieve has limited powers.

So, it may not be possible to convert every procmail script to sieve.

> I am by no means expert and it seems that your attitude might not
> engender many others to volunteer their time to help you understand this
> stuff.

Actually, he was attributing the attitude to others, right? ;-)

We have had some internal discussions about finding a tech writer. We seem 
to go through tech writers quickly, perhaps unlike developers they are 
less likely to tolerate subscale wages for a more relaxed environment, or 
perhaps as a tech writer their environment is not in fact more relaxed. I 
don't know, I haven't been involved in exit interviews for any of those we 

We're looking again, though I don't know that we've advertised a position.

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