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Apache JSieve is a Java implementation of the Sieve mail filtering language defined by
RFC 3028. jSieve is implemented as a langauge processor that can be plugged into any
internet mail application to add Sieve support.
Comments, Questions and Issues
jSieve is a sub-project of Apache James. Please direct your comments and questions to
the relevant James list.
To report issues, such as bugs, go to
As jSieve comes with a fairly extensive suite of jUnit Tests, it would be most
helpful for bug reports to be accompanied by an illustrative jUnit test case.
Licensing and legal issues
For legal and licensing issues, please look in the legal section of
the documentation or read the LICENSE and NOTICE files.
Version 0.8
- JSIEVE-107 Decode headers before returning back
- JSIEVE-107 Unfold headers for address matching
- JSIEVE-107 Always do unfold headers to fix long header test match
- Multiple dependencies upgrades
- JSIEVE-113 Use JDK 8 as a target JDK
Version 0.7
- Upgrading mime4j to released version 0.8.1
Version 0.6
- JSIEVE-106 JSIEVE do not depend anymore on Mime4J
- JSIEVE-106 JSIEVE should be compiled with JDK 1.6
- JSIEVE-106 jsieve/mailet should be located in server/mailet/.../jsieve
- MAILBOX-266 Update GUAVA to 18.0
- JSIEVE-103 Add vacation command to supported commands
- JAMES-1615 Allow ResourceLocator to throw Exception - contibuted by Erwan Guyomarc'h
- JSIEVE-73 Body test argument parsing should be RFC-5173 compliant
- JAMES-1620 getEnvelopeTo should return first not null address
- JAMES-1620 Addresses should be well retrieved from headers
- JAMES-1620 Mail size should be used rather than message size
- JSIEVE-92 Code analisys improvements
Version 0.5
[JSIEVE-65] - Inherit plugin management
[JSIEVE-74] - Script parsing fails when the string contains a backslash
[JSIEVE-75] - incorrect parsing of script containing multiple multi-line forms
[JSIEVE-67] - Improve Documentation
[JSIEVE-70] - Improve Validation Exceptions
[JSIEVE-73] - Ensure Body Extension Functions As Per Specification
[JSIEVE-78] - Add a Mail notification mechanism for when Sieve scripts fail
[JSIEVE-80] - Add the ability to advertise the available Sieve extensions
[JSIEVE-83] - Integrate managesieve in the current jSieve modules
[JSIEVE-85] - Add build-helper-maven-plugin on apache-jsieve-core pom for generated src
[JSIEVE-88] - Rename apache-jsieve-assembly to apache-jsieve-all
New Feature
[JSIEVE-51] - Sieve-In-Xml (Full Preview)
[JSIEVE-61] - Split Parent And Aggregation Poms
[JSIEVE-62] - Review TODOs
[JSIEVE-64] - Improve and Standardise Build
[JSIEVE-89] - move to geronimo / remove oracle dependencies and licensing stuff
[JSIEVE-90] - Clean up build configuration, assembly, notice/license attachment, ant build
Version 0.4
Sub-tasks Completed
* - Generify MailAdapter API
* - Ensure SieveFactory is thread safe by default
* - Validate Extension Comparators
Bugs Fixed
* - Parse failure with multi-line form when the line begins with a dot
Improvements Made
* - Revise MailAdapter.getContent()
* - Remove Ant Build
* - Remove Staging Directory
* - Provide a way to determine if a keep action is implicit or explicit
* - Clarify SieveFactory thread safety
* - Improve Test Coverage Of Ascii Numeric Test
New Features Added
* - Add Support For i;ascii-numeric Comparator
Tasks Completed
* - Generify
* - Switch To apache-release Profile
* - Ensure Mailet is thread safe
Version 0.3
This release is the first to include mailet and utility modules, in addition to the core parsing
library. The configuration API has changed significantly to replace magic singletons with POJOs
suitable for IoC. The default configuration mechanism has been retained so though calls have
changed, existing configurations should still be compatible.
Utilities include node serializers to xml and sieve script. The mailet module provides Sieve
in the James 3 codebase.
Java 1.5 is now the minimum version required.
Sub-tasks Completed
* - Refactor ComparatorManager
* - Refactor ConfigurationManager
* - Refactor TestManager
* - Push main source down a level
* - Modular Ant Build
* - Create Check Module
* - Extract Reusable Ant Macros
* - Unified Distribution
* - Release Quality Maven Build
Bugs Fixed
* - CPU spins when :matches expression
contains "*************"
Improvements Made
* - Access to script comments
* - Check Support For Numeric Quantifiers
New Features Added
* - Add API for generating a Sieve script from a parse tree
* - Sieve-In-XML (Experimental Preview)
Tasks Completed
* - Singletons -> IoC
* - Include build time libraries (javacc,
javamail, activation) in the source distribution
* - Remove .junit. package name from tests.
* - make jsieve a multimodule project