[Dovecot] 1.0alpha5 released
jpeacock at rowman.com
Wed Dec 14 16:59:29 EET 2005
Jeroen Scheerder wrote:
> With a few thousand users, I find that only a relatively small number of
> them has personalized procmail filtering set up. Still, that
> "relatively small number" may amount to a hundred procmailrc files or
> so. The users that wrote up a filter for themselves typically are power
> users, and their procmail recipes can be involved, so say the least.
There is a flip side to that argument: procmail has a fairly high
learning curve, because the "recipes" are actually a terse programming
language. Even though procmail has been around for a long time, there
are no decent [web] editors for recipes (yes, there are some, but not
standalone), so very few ordinary users take advantage of them.
The whole point of SIEVE was that it was a [mostly] capable, easily
scripted language that *ordinary* users could employ. Asking your power
users to rewrite their procmail recipes in SIEVE, so that a much more
significant percentage of your entire user base could have the ability
to use server side filtering, it entirely reasonable, IMNSHO.
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