[Alpine-info] a message filter is not running
mrc at Washington.EDU
Thu Feb 28 13:28:41 PST 2008
Oh. You get the digest. That explains it.
Try setting your From pattern match to just "alpine-alpha-request" and see
if that helps.
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, Jacob Wegelin wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, Mark Crispin wrote:
>> What messages do you expect to be moved? Alpine-alpha list traffic
>> generally does not have a From: header of
>> From: alpine-alpha-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu
>> Did you confuse the SMTP Return-Path with the From?
> I don't think so. Every day I get an email with alpine-alpha-request in the
> From: field. For instance, today an email came in with the following fields:
> Subject: Alpine-alpha Digest, Vol 18, Issue 23
> To: alpine-alpha at u.washington.edu
> Reply-To: alpine-alpha at u.washington.edu
> Sender: alpine-alpha-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
> From: alpine-alpha-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu
>> In addition, IBM Domino is not high on the list of good IMAP servers, so it
>> can indeed be a cause of some of your problems.
>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, Jacob Wegelin wrote:
>>> On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, Mark Crispin wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, Jacob Wegelin wrote:
>>>>> SEARCH query is not understandable
>>>>> Does this refer to my filters? If so, what's wrong with them?
>>>> Unfortunately, this message comes from your IMAP server, and it means
>>>> that it can not understand the IMAP SEARCH command that Alpine built to
>>>> execute your filters.
>>>> This is not a problem with your filters; it is a problem with the IMAP
>>>> server. The IMAP specification requires (I know; I wrote it) that serves
>>>> handle arbitrarily complex SEARCH commands. The open source IMAP server
>>>> free implementations, such as UW, Cyrus, and Dovecot, all comply with
>>>> this requirement.
>>>> Sadly, in the IMAP server world, the quality of what you get is inversely
>>>> proportional to what you pay for it.
>>>> The only workaround that I can suggest is to try to simplify your filters
>>>> until you arrive at something that your server can accept.
>>> Thank you for this response. I now have given up on the complicated
>>> filters and have a single, much simpler filter. But it still is not doing
>>> what I hoped. The relevant part of my .pinerc is:
>>> I hoped that this would move any email with the following header field:
>>> From: alpine-alpha-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu
>>> to my alpine folder. But it doesn't. I still have to manually move the
>>> emails. Is this a failure of our local IMAP server (IBM Domino) or have I
>>> specified the filter wrong?
>>> Thanks for any info
>>> Jacob Wegelin
>> -- Mark --
>> Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
>> Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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