Linux Email Services - Sorting and Filtering Email with Sieve

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

The applications team at Eucalyptus and Lavender, Inc. has been getting a lot of emails with the subject “spam” in their applications user mailbox. You have been asked to create a filter so that any messages with “spam” in the subject are moved directly to the trash.

To complete this lab:
– Create a file in the `/home/cloud_user` directory named `.dovecot.sieve`.
– Add a rule that will send any messages containing the word “spam” in the subject line to the trash.

Good luck!

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Install Dovecot and Configure the Mail Location

Install the dovecot and dovecot-pigeonhole packages. Configure the Dovecot mail location. Tell Postfix to deliver mail using Dovecot, and restart the Postfix and Dovecot services.

Configure Dovecot to Use Sieve and Add a Sieve Script

Configure Dovecot to use Sieve and autocreate any mailboxes that are needed to file mail into. Create a Sieve script that files any mail for the cloud_user that contains the subject "spam" into the Trash folder. Then restart the Dovecot service.

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