[MlMt] discussion topic: IMAP or smart mailbox?

Randall Meadows randy.meadows at not-pc.com
Thu Jun 14 17:29:32 EDT 2018

On 14 Jun 2018, at 14:25, Peter Borsella wrote:

> I currently have hundreds of IMAP folders.  Now that I have MailMate 
> I’m wondering, is it better to create IMAP folders, or, better to 
> create smart mailboxes every time I need a new collection of emails?

I don't know if it's endemic to IMAP, or just the server that DreamHost 
uses, but they (DH) explicitly move messages out of INBOX after ___ days 
(into an archived messages mailbox, I think this is configurable, as is 
the number of days), for performance reasons (they claim that lots of 
messages in INBOX slows things down).  Perhaps it might depend on your 

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