sorting to imap folders
Posted Jul 20, 2004 5:52 UTC (Tue) by jaclu
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients
The one feature I really miss in almost all mailclients is the ability to sort mail into imap-folders - im so surprised noone has mentioned this.
Outlook, Evolution and KMail are verry able clients, but they have one (in my opinion) huge short-comming: They can only sort mail into local folders
The only clients I have found that are also reasonable in other aspects are the netscape family and its relatives NS,moz,thunderbird.
This have been true for the latest 10 years, Im so surprised that not one other client has implemented it. Every other year or so I try another client, but they all lack sorting to remote folders.
Of course there is this server side scripting system (sieve?) where you can upload rules to the imap-server, I've tried to use it a few times but never got it to run, and the ns/moz interface is so convinient that I see no reason to learn an arcane scripting language when it can be done interactively in moz.
For me this is essential, since I move around alot and read mail on litterally dozens of difrent workstations in all kinds of operating systems.
For this reason imap or webmail is required, and I really think the webmails Ive tried are inferior when it comes to useability, my current setup is squirrel pointing to my cyrrus-imap server, but I only use that if im really stuck on a public system
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