what happens to mail after sieve error?

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer at cgv.tugraz.at
Wed Mar 22 08:41:01 EST 2006

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Andreas Hasenack wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 11:51:04PM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>>On Tuesday 21 March 2006 23:00, Lars Schimmer wrote:
>>>I use exim4 4.5 and cyrus 2.1.18-1 on a debian stable system with sieve
>>>But now 1 sievescript hit an error for a mail received by exim:
>>>Mar 19 20:56:55 europa cyrus/lmtpd[23422]: sieve runtime error for
>>>UseraBC id <E1FL41Hrewt5re5t at europa.cgv.tugraz.at>: Fileinto: Mailbox
>>>does not exist
>>>What happens with THIS mail?
>>>Exim4 is happy and done, because it delivered the mail to cyrus, no
>>>error in logfile.
>>>And there is NO mailbox in which sieve could drop the mail.
>>>Is the mail being deleted to nirvana?
>>It should go straight into the user inbox.
>>(Does for me anyway)
> And if there isn't an INBOX, the email will bounce.

We've got a complicated system here in which I'm not sure, it will
bounce secure.

Our System:
A bunch of 20-30 similar email addresses like aaa at cgv aab at cgv aac at cgv ...
In the aliases file we forward these all to ONE account zzz at cgv
With a sieve filter we sort all mails from this zzz at cgv account to
different non-user-accounts in cyrus (not inbox.aac but aac), because
more than 10 users need access to these.
And I'm not really sure if the mail bounce for sure if the aac-boy
doesn't exist in which the sieve script should put the mail.

Lars Schimmer
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