[TAG] IMAP4 vs POP3
Ramon van Alteren
ramon at vanalteren.nl
Thu Nov 24 03:11:44 MSK 2005
On 22 Nov , 2005, at 10:39 AM, Martin J Hooper wrote:
> Mike Orr wrote:
>> On 11/21/05, Martin J Hooper <martinjh at blueyonder.co.uk>
>>> Thanks Mike - Another quick question.. Can you filter messages
>>> on IMAP?
>> A client program can log in periodically and apply a filtering
>> algorithm. I don't see how you can have the server automatically do
> Thanks Mike - Not a programmer so writing programs that do
> filtering is out... ;)
> I was wondering if you could set up Thunderbird to filter messages
> from Inbox to various others like you can with POP3 filters.
> For POP3 filtering its just a matter of defining what to look for
> and where it is in a message and then moving it to the relevant
> Hopefully it works the same way in Thunderbird for IMAP as well and
> as easy as POP3...
I can confirm that for you.
It works just as easy with Thunderbird for IMAP as it does for POP.
I use it myself on mailaccounts where I don't have shell-access.
On my own server I use a mixture of procmail and client-side
filtering, with spamassasin and clam-av thrown in for windows-based
users. (the clam-av that is)
If you were thinking of trying KMail, be careful, the current caching-
IMAP implementation has a nasty sync bug that will delete mail on
both client-side and server-side in some conditions !!
Burned me twice before I switched mail-clients. Yes I keep backups of
my mail, NO I don't enjoy putting them back :-(
In the beginning, there was nothing. And God said, 'Let there be Light.'
And there was still nothing, but you could see a bit better.
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