SIEVE vacation not works with "email aliases"

ktm at ktm at
Fri Apr 4 10:33:47 EDT 2014

On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 04:26:43PM +0200, Niels Dettenbach wrote:
> Hi all,
> it seems i'm not alone with this "effect" or "bug" in the SIEVE vacation 
> module.
> On a cyrus-imap ("feeded" by EXIM) with virtual domains where usernames are 
> "equal" to email adresses i have the effect, that vacations are not sent out 
> when an incoming email is addressed to an "alias" of the mailbox (means to an 
> email address which is NOT the same as the IMAP user name / mailbox name).
> On another machine where user accounts arr in the format user.domain.tld 
> (instead of user at domain.tld) under NetBSD it works without any problems. So i 
> assume slightly that it may be related to the aliasing mechanism.
> There is no change if i catch all incoming emails or define each by hand in 
> sieve.
> Is anyone out there faced to the same problem? Is there any solution? 
> many thanks in advance.
> cheerioh,
> Niels.
> -- 

Hi Niels,

You need to include the addresses that the vacation is to reply to. Here is
an example:

require ["vacation","regex"];

vacation :days 7 :addresses ["address1 at", "address2 at"] text:
testing vacation


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