sieve not filing messages? (update)

Mike Eggleston mikeegg1 at
Mon Nov 22 15:55:50 EST 2010

On Mon, 22 Nov 2010, Andrew Morgan might have said:

> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010, Mike Eggleston wrote:
> >Afternoon,
> >
> >I'm still working on a sieve issue reported by a user. It seems the
> >issue happens when the vacation rule is enabled. I have the users using
> >SmartSieve rather than trying to teach them how to create rules using
> >vi(1).
> >
> >I copied the user's sieve rule list (long, I'll not post here) and tried
> >one of the messages and received a message I've not seen before from
> >the smart sieve tester.
> >
> >The user insists on having lots of rules that file messages into multiple
> >hundreds of folders. When the vacation rule is enabled the incoming
> >messages are not filed. When the vacation rule isn't there (disabled),
> >the incoming messages get filed as the user wants.
> It looks like the sieve rules are a giant if-elsif-else construct, and the 
> vacation rule is part of an elsif block.  Shouldn't the vacation rule be 
> placed *outside* the if-elsif-else construct?
> 	Andy


You're right about it being a giant if/else construct. I have told my
users to put the vacation rule after the spam filtering rules so the
user's are not responding to junk.


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