[pmg-devel] [PATCH pmg-docs 2/2] rule system: explain new and mode and invert flag

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Tue Feb 20 15:40:43 CET 2024

two suggestions in-line:
On Fri,  9 Feb 2024 13:54:38 +0100
Dominik Csapak <d.csapak at proxmox.com> wrote:

> and adding that the previous behaviour is now the default.
> Signed-off-by: Dominik Csapak <d.csapak at proxmox.com>
> ---
>  pmg-mail-filter.adoc | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 38 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/pmg-mail-filter.adoc b/pmg-mail-filter.adoc
> index 57b8a15..48bf6c0 100644
> --- a/pmg-mail-filter.adoc
> +++ b/pmg-mail-filter.adoc
> @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ Application of Rules
>  When there is more than one object category or multiple objects configured
>  within a single rule, the following logic is used to determine if the rule
> -should be applied:
> +should be applied by default:
>  * Within one category (WHAT/FROM/TO/WHEN), all objects are logical-or linked,
>    meaning that only one object of any one object group from the same category
> @@ -75,6 +75,43 @@ should be applied:
>  When these conditions are met, all configured actions are executed.
> +Alternatively, one can configure the 'mode' to 'any' (the default) or 'all' and
> +set 'invert' (default off) per object group and per object category for each
> +rule.
> +
> +When the mode is 'all' for a group, all objects within must match for the
> +object group to count as a match. This can be helpful when one wants to match
> +multiple conditions at the same time (e.g. file content-type and filename).
> +
> +When 'all' is set for a category of a rule, all object groups for that
> +type must match for the type to match.
> +
> +When 'invert' is active on a group, the original result of the group will
> +simply be inverted, so a match becomes a non-match and vice versa.
> +
> +The same is true for the object group types for rules.
> +
> +Special handling is done for WHAT matches that mark file parts (e.g. filename)
that mark mail parts instead of 'that mark file parts'?
> +since that is not a simple logical match, but could be a match for each
is not a simple yes/no match for the complete mail, but... 

> +part of the e-mail (e.g. attachments, or parts of a multi-part e-mail).
> +
> +So for WHAT match object groups, the 'mode' and 'invert' is applied to
> +the single parts of the e-mail, not the message as a whole.
> +
> +This means one has to be very careful with the 'invert' option, as previously
> +not matching parts, will match when using 'invert' (e.g. an inverted filename
> +matching will also mark non attachment parts of the mail).
> +
> +On the rule level, these marks of the parts will always be logical-or linked,
> +this way even more scenarios can be represented.
> +
> +To make it a bit easier to understand, the options are combined to a single
> +selection in the web ui:
> +
> +* Any must match => mode: 'any', invert: 'off'
> +* All must match => mode: 'all', invert: 'off'
> +* At least one must not match => mode: 'all', invert: 'on'
> +* None must match => mode: 'any', invert: 'on'
>  [[pmg_mailfilter_action]]
>  'Action' - objects

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