Sieve: vacation does not work

Andreas Ferrari aferrari at
Fri Aug 4 11:09:16 EDT 2006

Hi Phil

Thanks for your answer..

I cant find somthing, sendmail looks okay:
sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail

:~$ ls -la /usr/sbin/sendmail
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 15908 2005-03-01 02:05 /usr/sbin/sendmail

:~$ ls -al /usr/lib/sendmail
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 16 2005-04-05 17:02 /usr/lib/sendmail -> 

this cant be the problem...

I use the the package that comes with Debian Sarge
(cyrus21-imapd; 2.1.18-1) and also postfix (postfix; 2.1.5-9)

I made a little test script, here it comes:
require ["reject","fileinto","vacation"];

if header :contains "Subject" "rejecttest"
    reject "testing";
if header :contains "Subject" "vactest"
   vacation :days 7 :addresses ["my at"] "vactest!";

reject works but the vacation not:-(

is there a way to get any additionl infos, by example a strace would be 



Phil Pennock schrieb:
> On 2006-08-04 at 15:32 +0200, Andreas Ferrari wrote:
>>In our office we use Debian Sarge, Postfix and Cyrus. Everything works 
>>great but only vacation with Sieve does not work.
>>I have searched a lot and only found posts from other people which have 
>>the same problem but no solution.
>>I use lmtp to deliver mails from Postfix to Cyrus...
>>In the logfiles I see that my other sieve scripts are ok but the ones 
>>with vacation does not work, no erros... nothing in the logfiles.
>>Are there any god documentations out there or does anyone can give me a 
>>hint how to solve this problem?
> Do you have a /usr/lib/sendmail, not just /usr/sbin/sendmail?  If not,
> have you used the "sendmail:" configuration directive to change sieve's
> idea of which program to use to send new messages, such as with redirect
> or vacation?
> If the OS packaging included documentation, then you should have an
> "install-sieve.html" document, which covers this and walks you through
> tests.

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