Re: [Evolution] Filter question

The problem is that you are not understanding the issue. IMAP messages
do not exist locally (unless you have read them and they are cached,
which Evolution now does) thus filtering is like half the speed of
filtering POP mail (because you have to download them, filter then, then
upload them again).

If you want to filter into local folders, then why may I ask are you
using IMAP instead of POP?


On 21 May 2001 11:37:28 -0700, Mike Leckey, Jr. wrote:
I normally hate me toos, but I concur with Matt.

On 21 May 2001 11:22:40 -0700, Matt Nelson wrote:
You should re-consider your priority for this feature.  It makes Evo 
nearly unusable for people who use IMAP and subscribe to several mailing 
lists.  Here is a rundown of my email use:

  - subscribed to many mailing lists
  - depend on email for important business communications
  - have email client "automatically check" for new mail so that 
business-related messages don't go unnoticed.
  - filter out list-related messages so my Inbox should only contain 
business mail, and will be quickly noticed when it arrives.

I doubt that the above is an unusual use of email.  In fact, I suspect 
that it is very common.

Without automatic filtering, the above is not really possible because 
the Inbox is always cluttered so always demands attention.  I know that 
I won't use Evo as long as automatic IMAP filtering is missing.

BTW, was there a specific decision to exclude this functionality?  I am 
a bit confused, because all other email clients I have used seem to 
filter automatically.

Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

filters do not get applied to IMAP mail automatically because they are
not "downloaded" when you hit Send & Receive. We do plan on adding a way
to automatically filter IMAP mail at some point but I'm not sure when
this will happen.


Mike Leckey, Jr.        rml phxlab honeywell com        602.231.1685
Honeywell Engines & Systems                             Phoenix, AZ

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