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Re: What's the state of client management of server-side mail filters?

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:01:48PM -0800, Joe Emenaker wrote:
> It seems to me that having the same model for mail *filter* control
> (ie, where the server is ultimately in charge and the clients merely
> provide a friendly UI for dealing with it) would really put an end
> to countless filter-config headaches. And there has been *such* a
> need for something like this, that I would think that *somebody* out
> there with some real clout (like Google or Microsoft or Mozilla)
> would have proposed a viable solution and that the developers of
> qmail, courier, procmail, exim, Thunderbird, etc... would all be
> working on getting this capability into their products by now.
> So, I guess the question is: Does anybody know of an initiative like this?

Yes, look at sieve.
Cyrus Imap support sieve, dovecot too.
There is a Thunderbird extension.

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