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Re: [sieve] Duplicate test

2013-01-15 21:22:31

A while back I built a non-standard Sieve extension for detecting
duplicate message deliveries, e.g. as seen when people cross-post over
multiple mailing lists. This functionality is very similar to what could
be achieved with Procmail using formail -D. Someone requested this at
some point and in a moment of boredom I built the initial
implementation. Last year I extended it a bit and I made it more
generic. I never intended for this to be standardized, but - now that I
look at it again - I think this may yet be of some interest to other
Sieve implementers as well.

I make a habit of documenting my custom Sieve extensions in a familiar
RFC-like manner:

What do you think? Would you be interested in having functionality like
this standardized? Should I submit this as a draft?

I think the underlying idea is excellent and deserves to be standardized in one
form or another. I also like the way the optional parameters make the test easy
to use in the default way, but provide the flexibility to test arbitrary string

About the only thing that's missing is the ability to do things like count
occurances, and I'm pretty strongly inclined not to add that.

So yes, please submit this and let's work on getting it standardized.

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