Cyrus + Sieve

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Mon Mar 21 08:40:00 EDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-03-20 at 17:32 +0100, Dominique Couot wrote:
> I must be a bit slow but It seems I can't get sieve to work properly (or 
> to be more accurate... at all).
> OK, I've got Cyrup IMAP working, got users and incoming and outgoing 
> mail on the following config:
> Ubuntu 10.04 LTS + Postfix + Cyrus IMAP.
> Now, I am trying to get rules working through Cyrus and Sieve (which I 
> understand is installed by default with Cyrus)
> The rules will be setup from remote computers by either the admin or the 
> users themselves.
> I looked into the cyrus.conf file and I do have an entry for sieve. It says:
>        sieve        cmd="timsieved" listen="localhost:sieve" prefork=0 
> maxchild=100
> What do I have to change to get it to work, change localhost to the 
> server IP or FQDN ? 

I'd specify the hosts' LAN IP address.

> Open the firewall to admit connection to port 2000 ?

Yes, if "sieve" resolves to 2000.  Check /etc/services.  Or replace
sieve with whatever number you want to use.

> I also read that the sieve port has changed from 2000 to a 4xxx value. 
> Where can I check what my current config is ?

Can you telnet to the SIEVE post of your Cyrus server?  That is always a
good first check.

telnet 2000

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