Sieve Email Filtering: Include Extension

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Cyrus Daboo  , Aaron Stone 
Last updated 2010-04-08 (latest revision 2009-03-09)
Replaced by RFC 6609, RFC 6609
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The Sieve Email Filtering "include" extension permits users to include one Sieve script inside another. This can make managing large scripts or multiple sets of scripts much easier, as well as supporting common 'libraries' of scripts. Users are able to include their own personal scripts or site-wide scripts provided by the local Sieve implementation. Change History (to be removed prior to publication as an RFC) Changes from -05 to -06: a. Aaron Stone joins as author. b. Removed | characters from the script examples. c. Updated draft references to published RFCs. Changes from -04 to -05: a. Fixed examples. b. Relaxed requirement that imported/exported variables be set before being used. Changes from -03 to -04: a. Fixed missing 2119 definitions. b. Defined interaction with variables through use of import and export commands. Changes from -02 to -03: a. Refreshing expired draft (updated for nits). b. Syntax -> Usage. c. Updated to 3028bis reference. Changes from -01 to -02: a. Minor formatting changes only - refreshing expired draft. Changes from -00 to -01: a. Added IPR boiler plate. b. Re-ordered sections at start to conform to RFC style. c. Moved recursion comment into General Considerations section. d. Switched to using optional parameter to indicate personal vs global. e. Explicitly state that an error occurs when a missing script is included.Open Issues (to be resolved prior to publication as an RFC) a. Interaction with variables (scoping). Should variables be carried over between scripts that are included? Or should variables defined in an included script be local to that script only?


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