Found It - Re: spam folder and POP users

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Thu Nov 20 22:51:20 UTC 2014

On 11/20/2014 05:29 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I am new to actually running dovecot.  I actually still use POP as I 
> have for YEARS and thunderbird does not make it easy to convert to 
> IMAP...
> My server is moving all tagged spam into the IMAP spam folder. Very 
> nice for the IMAP users, but not for the POP users.  Of course the 
> server don't know, and the mysql database for users does not have any 
> flags for this.  Don't want my server to fill up with spam from POP 
> users that don't know to check via IMAP.
> I am using roundcubemail for the webmail IMAP client.  Is there any 
> way for POP users to indicate that they do not want spam so nicely 
> auto moved to the IMAP spam folder?
Obviously I picked this up and did not think through the results. Seemed 
good at the time...

mkdir /home/sieve
cat <<EOF>/home/sieve/globalfilter.sieve || exit 1
require "fileinto";
   if exists "X-Spam-Flag" {
           if header :contains "X-Spam-Flag" "NO" {
           } else {
           fileinto "Spam";
   if header :contains "subject" ["***SPAM***"] {
     fileinto "Spam";

chown -R vmail:mail /home/sieve


So one option is just to disable this.  Another is to work out how each 
user can do this if they want...

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