finding out that a message was delivered to a mailbox

Vladislav Kurz vladislav.kurz at
Wed Mar 15 06:32:53 EDT 2017

On 03/14/17 21:13, Boylan, Ross wrote:
> 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.


I use this in imapd.conf to get notifications in syslog

# notifyd(8) method to use for "MAIL" notifications.  If not set, "MAIL"
# notifications are disabled.  Valid methods are: null, log, zephyr
mailnotifier: log

The notification includes user, folder and headers "From, Subject, To".
Timestamp added by syslog.

Best Regards
        Vladislav Kurz

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