This document defines how the Sieve email filtering language can plug
into points in the IMAP protocol where messages are created or changed,
adding the option of user-defined or installation-defined filtering (or,
with Sieve extensions, features such as notifications).
Working Group Summary
This document originated from the Lemonade WG and was initially submitted
back in 2005. In 2010 it was adopted by the SIEVE WG as Lemonade was
closed. Since that time there have been several revision of the document
prompted by mailing list discussions and face-to-face meetings. Note that
many of the participants in the SIEVE WG are also IMAP "experts" so the
interactions between SIEVE and IMAP have been fully covered. Whilst many
people have reviewed and contributed to this document over its lifetime,
the recent working group last call only garnered a few responses (all
positive and supporting publication). That said, there has not been any
significant controversy surrounding this document, and in the Chairs'
opinion there is consensus to publish it.
There are no known implementations of this protocol to date. A number of
vendors have indicated interest in it, with at least one stating they will
start work on that soon.
Document Shepherd: Cyrus Daboo <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
AD: Pete Resnick <mailto:email@example.com>