[Dovecot] web interface for user creation/vacation

Donny Brooks dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Aug 2 06:44:01 EEST 2011

On 8/1/2011 8:01 PM, Stephan Bosch wrote:
> On 8/2/2011 1:55 AM, Chris Cappuccio wrote:
>> Are there any decent front-ends to setup/manage per-user sieve filters?
> There are several, but so far I am not too impressed by any of them. 
> Most web-based versions are part of a webmail suite. The nicest one 
> I've seen so far is the sieverules plugin for Roundcube. Then there is 
> horde/ingo, which wasn't that fancy last time I looked. There is also 
> squirrelmail/avelsieve, which is a bit ugly in a technical point of 
> view, but it works quite well. There are older ones like smartsieve 
> and websieve, but those are not maintained anymore and not compatible 
> with Dovecot without patching them.
> I'm hoping that someone writes a proper (native) PHP module for Sieve 
> parsing in the near future. This is something that is currently barely 
> done by web interfaces, with the effect that only one Sieve client can 
> be used at the same time, because competitive clients will 
> overwrite/mangle scripts of others, instead of trying to parse and 
> adjust them. In fact, the only client I know (including the desktop 
> ones) that somewhat parses the script on the server is the sieverules 
> plugin for Roundcube.Therefore such a PHP module solves only part of 
> the problem: web interfaces. Normal mail clients like Thunderbird, 
> Outlook and Evolution don't have (proper) support for Sieve either, 
> let alone script parsing functionality with a user-friendly GUI :/
> Perhaps we should make a list of the available clients on the wiki 
> somewhere with some information on how well these work with Dovecot.
> There is a short list at http://sieve.info/clients.
> Regards,
> Stephan.
It is not a standalone frontend but the vacation management portion of 
SOGo (http://sogo.nu/english.html) works well in our tests.

Donny B.

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