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SIEVE filters: Support regex extension #1043

neuhaus opened this issue May 24, 2016 · 2 comments

SIEVE filters: Support regex extension #1043

neuhaus opened this issue May 24, 2016 · 2 comments


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neuhaus commented May 24, 2016

Currently the SIEVE filters frontend does not support the creation of regex filters.

Both the very old Avelsieve plugin for Squirrelmail and Roundcube already support regex filters.

The current specification for the filters themselves is at

There are several Sieve implementations that support this extensions, including Cyrus Sieve and Pigeonhole for Dovecot.


In some cases, it is desirable to have a string matching mechanism
which is more powerful than a simple exact match, a substring match
or a glob-style wildcard match. The regular expression matching
mechanism defined in this draft should allow users to isolate just
about any string or address in a message header or envelope.

RainLoop added a commit that referenced this issue May 26, 2016
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RainLoop commented Jun 4, 2016

Available in the last version.

@RainLoop RainLoop closed this as completed Jun 4, 2016
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It may be good to have some help for the user here,
for instance when "regex" is selected, some common expressions could be shown in a dropdown.

eg: "match all", "match excluding"

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