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 +====== ManageSieve - A Protocol for Remotely Managing Sieve Scripts ======
 +The [[documents|Sieve specifications]] normally describe Sieve as a mail filtering **language**, that is, focus on its syntax, capabilities and usage. However, there is a need for users to upload in some way their Sieve scripts to their respective mail servers, when server-side filtering is desired. Thus the ManageSieve protocol was born.
 +ManageSieve is described in [[http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-martin-managesieve/|IETF draft martin-managesieve]].
 +From its abstract:
 +    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 "sieve" 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.
 +The most famous implementation of ManageSieve is that of Cyrus Imapd project. ManageSieve is handled there by the 'timsieved' daemon.
 +Other server software, such as Exim, do not provide such an interface and expect that the users upload in some other way their scripts.