Sieve: Vacation not working

Adam Tauno Williams adam at
Wed May 27 10:47:30 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 16:35 +0200, Carsten Hoeger wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, Garry wrote:
> > > Also, the logfile created by this line:
> > > [..]
> > > doesn't show up right away either ...
> > Actually, I just noticed that timsieved of course isn't even the process
> > responsible for doing any filtering, but only for doing the back-end
> > script stuff ... so I added the "-D" to the lmtpd line, which I _assume_
> > (please correct me if I'm wrong) is the process that actually should be
> > doing the sieve checking and processing ... anyway, there was no sign
> > that lmtpd attempted to do any sendmail interaction ...
> AFAIR the Mail headers must contain the addresses you specified in the
> vacation rules. Did you check that?

His [custom] delivery mech is rewriting/inserting a Return-Path: to
*himself* for *every* message.   So when this message arrives in his
INBOX the Return-Path will not be the sender (me) or even the list, but
his address (the destination).  That will break just about everything.

> Also keep in mind, that vacation mail is not sent, when sender and recipient
> are the same.

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