Avelsieve is a really nicely done web interface for email rules. It is a plugin for Squirrelmail, a tried-and-true webmail client, that works with a cyrus IMAP server, another old dog that is a nightmare to install but gets the job done no matter what it is.

The system has been handling my email for years, but for the past few months, I haven’t been able to get Avelsieve to edit my email rules. It’s very picky about compatibility. Today I finally dug in and fixed that. Apparently cyrus updates broke avelsieve, but there’s a workaround. Turned out to be one line in the avelsieve config file, updated as follows:

# MDM Will this fix the problem of not decoding scripts?
# MDM YES!  IT DOES!  Thank goodness.
# see http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.mail.squirrelmail.plugins/14106
#$avelsieve_disabletls = false;
$avelsieve_disabletls = true;

Yay! My pretty and powerful email rules are back!

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