Re: ot: imap server-side filtering
On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 11:24:29AM -0700, Dave Carrigan wrote:
> On 20 Apr 2001 09:59:21 -0700, Bruce Z. Lysik wrote:
> > --On Friday, April 20, 2001 8:43 AM -0700 Michael O'Brien
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I'm looking for a mail filtering program that runs on an imap server. I
> > > read e-mail thru imap. I use mutt on Linux and Irix, and Outlook on Win2k.
> > >
> > > Essentially, I want to setup mail filters to route messages into other
> > > imap folders based on some set of criteria.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know of a good program to do this type of filtering?
> > Procmail. I use it both at home, and work. Good stuff.
> Except it won't work with all IMAP servers; only those imap servers that
> serve files that are writable by the user (i.e., UW imapd). The original
> poster doesn't say what kind of imap server it is. Newer versions of
> cyrus use the sieve language to do message filtering. That is what I
> use, and it works well. If your imap server is UW, use procmail. I don't
> know about other imap servers.
If you're using courier imap then your best bet is maildrop as it copes with
the mail-box-directories that courier uses (same as qmail).
Using Debian/GNU Linux