[Dovecot] sieve vacation reply

Stephan Bosch stephan at rename-it.nl
Tue Aug 2 19:02:20 EEST 2011

On 8/2/2011 4:08 PM, Stephan Bosch wrote:
> On 8/2/2011 2:43 PM, swartel at zero-spam.fr wrote:
>> Hi Stephan,
>> Thanks for your reply.
>> After some more tests, it appears that mail aliases is the reason of 
>> this error. The vacation mode has been enabled on a mailbox that 
>> contains many aliases and one of them has been used as the recipient.
>> We used dovecot 2.0.12-0~auto+5 from debian old-stable repo. Is there 
>> anything we can do ?
> If you can access the original recipient from your MTA, you can use 
> both -a and -r (if needed) arguments of dovecot-lda as outlined on 
> this wiki page:
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/LDA
> This will make the vacation command perform the checks against the 
> original recipient.
> Please let me know whether this is an adequate solution for you.

Hmm, apparently this was not possible yet, so I've added it now:


This also adds support to disable this check completely (as explained in 
doc/vacation.txt). I recommend using that only when all other methods fail.

I've still got some more TODO items about this issue, particularly about 
adding support to check some external aliases database. I am still not 
sure how I should approach that though.



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