Sieve stopped working after updating cyrus-imapd to 3.0.5

ellie timoney ellie at
Wed Feb 14 21:39:34 EST 2018


Does the "sievec" compiler report any errors if you try to compile your sieve scripts by hand?

Its manpage is here:



On Thu, Feb 15, 2018, at 5:28 AM, rfk wrote:
> Hello,
> recently I updated my cyrus-imapd installation from verion 2.5.10 to 
> version 3.0.5. Unfortunately the sieve filters stopped working since 
> then. The rest is working fine.
> The filters are listed in the sieveshell and all incoming mails get 
> tagged with "X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 3.0". However even the simplest rules 
> are just getting ignored. In the logs I cannot find any related entries.
> My configuration settings regarding "unixhierarchysep" (on) and 
> "altnamespace" (off) have not changed since version 2.5.10 (I configured 
> them accordingly in version 3.0.5). I followed the entire upgrade guide 
> by the way.
> Furthermore I also tried adding a completely new account with a very 
> simple new sieve script (mark as seen and move to folder; created by 
> Roundcube) but nothing happens to incoming mails.
> Is there anything else I can check? Is it possible to raise the log 
> level for sieve?
> Thanks in advance.
> Ralf
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