A Protocol for Remotely Managing Sieve Scripts

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Alexey Melnikov  , Tim Martin 
Last updated 2008-10-21 (latest revision 2008-09-13)
Replaced by RFC 5804
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Sieve scripts allow users to filter incoming email. Message stores are commonly sealed servers so users cannot log into them, yet users must be able to update their scripts on them. This document describes a protocol "ManageSieve" for securely managing Sieve scripts on a remote server. This protocol allows a user to have multiple scripts, and also alerts a user to syntactically flawed scripts.


Alexey Melnikov (alexey.melnikov@isode.com)
Tim Martin (timmartin@alumni.cmu.edu)

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