[MlMt] mailmate Digest, Vol 62, Issue 19

Zak McClellan zmcclellan at diconconsulting.com
Mon May 16 21:40:12 EDT 2016

> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 09:30:58 -0400
> From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb at cs.columbia.edu>
> To: "MailMate Users" <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
> Subject: Re: [MlMt] installing on 2nd computer
> Message-ID: <AA9D5E1B-E47E-4DBE-B163-EE40407BD7B7 at cs.columbia.edu>
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> Let me add one caveat:
>> The two installations should not butt up against each other or have
>> conflicts. You can install any number of different IMAP clients on 
>> any
>> number of computers with no problem, since the canonical home for 
>> your
>> email is in the cloud. That's how IMAP works and why it was 
>> developed.
> I've found that it's a bad idea to have multiple machines running
> simultaneously with rules that sort and categorize incoming messages.
> What I do is have all of the rules on one machine; ditto SpamSieve.  
> For
> me, what works best is SpamSieve on my always-on desktop, but sorting
> rules on my laptop.  Why the split?  Spam I never want to see, so I
> always want to get rid of it quickly.  But important mail I want to 
> see
> immediately on my phone, so when I'm not using my laptop I'll be 
> alerted
> to inbound mail.  (I also use server-side rules for less-important
> mailboxes that I'd never want to look at on the phone, but that's a
> separate story.)

Ok I'll bite.  Time for a separate story.

What do you use for your server side rules, Fastmail, home server, 
I use Hover for mail.  There are limited server side options for rules 
and forwarding.  I have aspired to limiting "important" email to my 
phone (iOS) for a long time.  Since iOS does not allow for separate 
tones for email senders (just a VIP list), I use a Gmail forwarding and 
AltaMail notifications.

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