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Re: Please shoot this ridiculous idea down.
Simon Josefsson writes:
Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Mail delivery notification needs some sort of authentication, and it
needs knowledge of when which mailboxes receive mail. Sieve has the
That doesn't imply the managesieve server has that knowledge. I think
that for all it is worth, the managesieve could be located on an
entirely different machine and not at all connected to the
mail-delivery process. It might just be responsible for copying the
sieve script, and switch between the active scripts, on the mail
The managesieve server certainly knows which mailboxes are delivery
candidates. To know that, one has to parse the Sieve scripts.
It may or may not know about the delivery time.
So, are two TCP protocols for talking to Sieve software desirable? I
say that's one too much, which leaves me with the suggestion:
Managesieve should offer mail delivery nofication. Ridiculous.
I believe Managesieve is useful, and that a mail delivery protocol is
also useful. Whether the mail delivery protocol should be
sieve-specific isn't evident to me. Overloading managesieve for this
purpose seem more complicated than inventing a new protocol.
ANOTHER protocol with exactly the same authentication/tls verbiage?