Sieve for shared mailboxes

Merlin Hartley merlin at
Fri Mar 18 06:48:35 EDT 2016


I have been managing our mail domain on a cyrus-imap (&exim) server since 2005 and it has always been great for our ~150 users.

Of course, over-time more complexity is always required and I have recently implemented a few shared mailboxes (rather than just sharing user mailboxes).
Inevitably, the users are now asking for an auto-reply to be configured for some of these shared mailboxes…

We are already using sieve scripts (managed with Roundcubemail talking through the firewall to timsieved) so it seems natural to use this technology here too...

I have followed the instructions on this page:

But the last step doesn’t seem to do anything…

So I have a few related questions:

1) how can I query a mailbox to read the flags set by mboxconfig?
2) has anyone got sieve working with shared mailboxes?
3) is it possible to invoke a sieveshell in the context of a shared mailbox?

I seem to have successfully created the global scripts (a ‘global’ folder has appeared in the sievedir) - just can’t seem to attach it to a shared mailbox.

Many thanks!


P.S. Here is some relevant server info:

[root at mercury merlin]# sieveshell -u cyrus -a cyrus localhost
connecting to localhost
Please enter your password: 
> list
mbu_jobs  <- active script

[root at mercury ~]# ls /var/lib/imap/sieve/global/
defaultbc  mbu_jobs.bc  mu_jobs.script

[root at mercury ~]# cyrus-admin 
verify error:num=19:self signed certificate in certificate chain
localhost> mboxconfig shared/mbujobs sieve mbu_jobs

[root at mercury ~]# yum list cyrus-imapd
Installed Packages
cyrus-imapd.x86_64                                     2.5.0-4.9                                      @cyrus-imapd_2.5.x
(which is a Kolab repository I installed onto my CentOS 6 server)

[root at mercury ~]# uname -a
Linux 2.6.32-573.18.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 9 22:46:17 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Merlin Hartley
IT Systems Engineer
MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Cambridge, CB2 0XY
United Kingdom

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