installsieve man page

installsieve — Cyrus IMAP Documentation

User utility for managing sieve scripts


installsieve [ -v name ] [ -l ] [ -p port ] [ -i file ]
    [ -a name ] [ -d name ] [ -m mechanism ] [ -g name ]
    [ -u user ]


installsieve is a utility that allows users to manage their sieve scripts kept on the server.


This program is deprecated. Please use sieveshell


-v name

View script with the given name. The script if retrieved sucessfully is output to standard output.


List all of the scripts currently on the server. If one of the scripts is active a arrow is printed indicating that it is the active script.

-p port

Port to connect to. If left off this defaults to sieve as defined in /etc/services.

-i file

Install a file onto the server. If a script with the same name already exists on the server it is overwritten. Upon sucessfully putting the script on the server the script is set active. If file has the extension .script it is chopped when put on the server since sieve names may not contain a '.'.

-a name

Set name as the active script. The list of available names can be obtained from the -l option.

-d name

Delete the sieve script on the server with name.

-m mechanism

Force installsieve to use mechanism for authentication. If not specified the strongest authentication mechanism supported by the server is chosen.  Specify login to use the LOGIN command instead of AUTHENTICATE.

-g name

Get the sieve script with name and save it to disk with a ".script" extension. If a file with that name already exists it is overwritten.

-u userid

Userid/Authname to use for authentication; by default, the current user.



This program is deprecated. Please use sieveshell

See Also



The Cyrus Team, Nic Bernstein (Onlight)


April 20, 2017 3.0.1 Cyrus IMAP