finding out that a message was delivered to a mailbox

Boylan, Ross Ross.Boylan at
Tue Mar 14 16:13:08 EDT 2017

When a message is delivered to a mail folder I would like an external (but on the same machine) program to know about it.

This seems like a job for the SIEVE enotify extension but I would like to use Debian stable, which is cyrus 2.4.  I think the extension was added in 2.5.  Second, even if I use 2.5, I don't know what specific notification mechanisms cyrus supports.

I could just stick with my original plan of having a program monitor the cyrus logs for info on message delivery--all I need is the message identifier and the folder it was delivered to.

Some messages are likely to be pre-sorted, with the folder already specified when cyrus gets the message.  But I assume they all  go through sieve.

Any suggestions, particularly about how to do what I want in 2.4?

Ross Boylan

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