[MlMt] can I create a non-smart mailbox?
mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Sat Dec 21 14:04:27 EST 2019
On 21 Dec 2019, at 11:22, Ken Pope wrote:
> Have just transitioned from a pop mail client to MailMate.
The biggest part of that is switching from POP to IMAP, which is
designed with a radically different concept of how email is used. An
IMAP server is intended to be the home for your email and its
organization, the repository of "truth" for as many IMAP clients of
whatever flavor as you wish to use. This requires a change in how you
think about your mail.
Some IMAP clients, particularly ones which also do POP such as
Thunderbird or Apple Mail, blend the conceptual models of POP and IMAP
by supporting a hierarchy of real local mail folders that supplement the
folders on an IMAP server as a permanent organized store of messages.
MailMate does not: you have only a mailbox hierarchy on the servers
where you have accounts and virtual "smart" mailboxes that only exist as
MailMate assemblies of messages.
This is not really as limiting as it may seem at first. Because you DO
have the server-side mailbox hierarchy.
> There are some large groups of emails relevant to my research that
> defy my attempts to capture their characteristics within the smart
> mailbox descriptors (diverse senders, content, headers, etc., within
> each research project). I would like to create a set of
> “non-smart” mailboxes and simply drag & drop each email into one
> of those mailboxes whenever it arrives in my inbox & I’ve responded
> to it. I’ve been unable to find out how to do this. Is it
> possible in MailMate, and if so would someone let me know how to do it
> (or where to find the instructions)?
Create them as IMAP mailboxes. To create one at the top level of an IMAP
account in MailMate, select the account in the "Sources" section of the
mailbox list and use the "Mailbox->New IMAP Mailbox in <accountname>"
menu command (also accessible by right-click.) You can also create new
IMAP mailboxes inside existing IMAP mailboxes, building as complex a
hierarchy as you want. For example, in my main IMAP account I have 16
top-level mailboxes and another 226 within those.
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