[ingo] complex rules

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at mail.curecanti.org
Thu Dec 16 00:00:41 PST 2004

Quoting Liam Hoekenga <liamr at umich.edu>:

> We got a piece of feedback from one of our help desk staff, and I said I'd
> ask about it here..
>      The biggest problem I've encountered using Sieve to manage DSPAM seems
>      to be a limitation of Ingo (maybe it's a Sieve limitation) in that I
>      can't use Ingo do define complex criteria using a mix of AND and OR. I
>      can use one or the other, but not both in a rule. So in one case I've
>      had the create six rules where one complex one would have done the
>      job.
> So... any potential for mixing AND and OR in rules?

Sure.  The underlying IMAP_Search library handles it.  However, the problem is
(and the reason I personally haven't done anything - even though this has been
on my wishlist ever since I wrote IMAP_Search several years ago) figuring out
the UI aspect of it.  I haven't come up with a clean way of doing this without
making it unbearably complex and confusing to the user.

BTW, this same issue goes for the IMP Search screen - once we figure 
out how to
do nested rules we can implement them on that page also.


Michael Slusarz [slusarz at curecanti.org]

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