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Re: Three new drafts and a question

2003-04-29 01:26:16
On Tuesday 29 April 2003 04:42, ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:
I'm afraid I don't find this to be a credible example. Sieve is
intended to be a language used in or around delivery time so users
can exercise some control over delivery processing. It is not
intended to be a general purpose message alteration facility.

It isn't? The whitepaper mentions not only final delivery uses, but also 
periodic sweeps through a message store for administrative purposes 
(aka cron jobs) as well as client-side filtering.

Esp. the editheader draft is one that is mandatory for client-side 
filtering, b/c many clients provide that functionality now and it is 
used where offered.

I'd even welcome a shell-out (execute_command/pipe_trough) extension, 
even if it was never ever implemented on a server (and shouldn't), but 
only in clients and local tools (like GNU mailutils' sieve).


Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty   -- Thomas Jefferson

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