Re: How to create independant pop/smtp/mbox accounts

On 2017.11.23 02:56, andré via balsa-list wrote:
I've finally got around to compiling Balsa (version 2.5.3 from the site). Balsa isn't available in my distro, and compiling seemed to go well once I figured out the dependancies and flags.
I'm curious which distribution does not provide balsa?

I have 2 problems :
1) It doesn't give me access to the help. (Trying to read the help xml files with text editer is challenging at best.)
I believe the help requires yelp ( There is no config flag, and if configure doesn't find it, it doesn't complain - it just doesn't include the help files.

Is there a compile flag needed to give me access to the help files ? I normally use french (which is automatically displayed in the compiled program), but seeing some of the somewhat interesting translations, it would probably be better to start with the english documentation.

2) I'm migrating from Mozilla (which uses mbox), where I link each pop account with its' own smtp account (with the same id + password), and own mbox folder tree. I would prefer using the same configuration for Balsa.
I don't think you can quite do that. You can use an Identity to refer to a set of pop and smtp credentials, but ALL retrieved mail goes into the Inbox. You can use filters to move mail from Inbox to the identity specific folder based on the "To:" address, although that won't quite work if you have another alias receiving mail at the same address. (For example, my address is only a redirect to my main ISP mailbox, and I have several others which do the same. Also, mailing lists have a To: of the list address, not your actual email.) However, as most filtering beyond that are based on From or To addresses which represent mailing lists, that still works fine for sending messages to an appropriate folder.

Once I have the base mboxes defined for each account, I don't think I'll have much problem creating the various subsidiary folders. I plan to use mostly filtering to sort incoming emails to the subsidiary folders.
As I said above, you might have to filter directly from the Inbox, but this should not be a problem, unless you have the same criteria for multiple pop accounts which you want to go to different addresses. I suppose it might be possible to use other headers (Delivered-to: ?) which you would have to do with the "User-Header" field on the filter dialog.

Any assistance will be very much appreciated.
Let us know if this is useful - there are others who might have different suggestions.



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