[RCU] Features? #2

bb bb at 0brg.net
Sun Feb 10 19:48:55 CET 2008

Alex Walker wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 14:11:44 +0100, Gregorics Tamás
> <tamas.gregorics at mmcomputer.hu> wrote:
>>>> 7. Filters
>>>>  Is there a possibility in RC to define Filters which move messages
>> with
>>>>  a certain header, say, to a particular folder?
>>> I think this probably falls outside of the scope of RC, but I could be
>>> wrong.  I do this by having procmail set up on the server I use.  That
>> way
>>> it does the same for RC, mutt, squirrelmail or any other client I wish
>> to
>>> use.
>> How would you solve it if you couldn't access procmail config? (think
>> about a webmail hosting company)
> Yeah, this is an issue.  I guess you could write a fairly simple web
> interface to create/read/edit a procmail script using simple recipes. 
> Putting this into RC seems a little in the wrong place to me, but I can
> understand the need.  But again, I'd probably try and opt for a filtering
> system that would work no matter what client you used.  I wonder if other
> webmail packages offer this - I've only used squirrelmail and RC, so I
> don't have wide experience really.
> Alex

To be honest, I am a little surprised this was not included in the IMAP 
protocol. It is a core feature of many e-mail clients, just like 
searching (which /was/ included in the standard if I am not mistaking).

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