sieveshell - remotely manipulate sieve scripts


sieveshell [–user=user] [–authname=authname] [–realm=realm] [–exec=script] server[:port]

sieveshell –help


sieveshell allows users to manipulate their scripts on a remote server. It works via MANAGESIEVE, a work in progress.

The following commands are recognized:

list list scripts on server.

put <filename> upload script to server.

get <name> [<filename>] get script. if no filename display to stdout

delete <name> delete script.

activate <name> activate script.

deactivate deactivate all scripts.


-u user, –user=user

The user whose mailboxes you want to work on. If not specified, it uses the same as -a.

-a authname, –authname=authname

The user to use for authentication. If not specified, it defaults to the current login user.

-r realm, –realm=realm

The realm to attempt authentication in.

-e script, –exec=script

Instead of working interactively, run commands from script, and exit when done.


[MANAGESIEVE] Martin, T.; “A Protocol for Remotely Managing Sieve Scripts”, draft-ietf-managesieve-03.txt, Mirapoint, Inc.; May 2001, work in progress.


Tim Martin <>, and the rest of the Cyrus team.