[MlMt] placement of folders?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Thu Sep 3 18:15:27 EDT 2015

On 2015-09-03 23:32:37 (+0200), Ben Hyde <bhyde at pobox.com> wrote:
> With multiple sources and multiple email clients it’s a puzzle 
> seeing who’s in charge.
> It seems reasonable to have the server take a first crack at the 
> sorting, and then use a powerful fast client to refine that.  And also 
> handle wrangling vast mass-quantities quickly.
> Do people push sorting back to the server from Mailmate?

I let my server do the sorting.  It's a lot more powerful than my laptop 
for one thing and more importantly: I use multiple clients and MailMate 
won't necessarily be the first to "see" a message.

Sieve sorts my mail mostly into a mailbox for every mailing list I'm 
subscribed to.  I use MailMate's "smart mailboxes" to bundle related 
lists together with submailboxes giving me access to the individual 
lists without having to dig through the sources.  I'm subscribed to a 
lot of mailing lists I only read when I'm working on certain things (I'm 
too lazy to unsubscribe and disk space is cheap) so I have a smart 
mailbox for "lists I care about at the moment" which I edit when needed.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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