[CentOS] Sort imap e-mail remotely

Patrick Lodder patrick at nedlinux.nl
Fri Nov 2 13:57:44 UTC 2007

> Flaherty, Patrick wrote:
>>> I have a big e-mail box over at my provider. I receive a lot
>>> of e-mail every day (over 100), which are distributed into
>>> different imap-folders by thunderbird. The problem is that
>>> thunderbird must be running
>>> (offcourse) to be able to it's job.
>>> And for thunderbird to run, my (home)computer must be running.
>> I used to use maildrop on the IMAP server I administered. It worked well
>> and syntax was easy to follow, but since it involves changing the local
>> mail delivery agent at your provider might not be an option.
>> http://www.courier-mta.org/maildrop/
> Gmail recently added imap.  You might try an account there to see if
> their filtering/folders work the way you like.  I'm still using pop with
> fetchmail to pull the mail to an imap server that I control so I haven't
> really worked with this myself yet but I'll switch to direct imap if it
> works well.  You can always forward your other account(s) there.
> --
>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell at gmail.com

Thank you all for your input. Searching Google on "imapfilter" gave me
besides the imapfilter program on the Greek site(imapfilter.hellug.gr/) a
set of perl scripts that somebody created

I'll see if I can get these to work before I'll dive into setting up my
own "imap-proxy" type setup to filter.

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