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Sieve Libraries, Classes, APIs

Sieve (The Language Itself)

The following projects provide parsers for the Sieve Language.

  • JSieve is a Java implementation of the Sieve mail filtering language. It is implemented as a language processor that can be plugged into any internet mail application to add Sieve support. jSieve is a subproject of Apache JAMES.
  • libSieve implements the Sieve mail sorting language, per RFC 3028. LibSieve was based on the Cyrus Imapd project, but offers a standalone library that other projects can use.
  • libsieve-php implements the Sieve mail sorting language, per RFC 3028 and extensions, for PHP. Currently under development. ManageSieve support is planned.

ManageSieve (The Transport Protocol for Script Management)

The following projects provide support for ManageSieve; the purpose is to upload and activate a Sieve script to an email service. It is assumed that the actual Sieve script is created by other means (e.g. manually or through a client UI).

  • PEAR's Net_Sieve is another PHP ManageSieve class that is bundled in PHP's PEAR.