OT: which to use - email client or web-based email?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 11 19:52:22 UTC 2008

Steve Lamb wrote:

> On Wed, June 11, 2008 8:05 am, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Have KMail filters drop the mail from each server into a different inbox
>> - then you can set the default address per folder.
>     Which should be the default behavior of multi-account mail clients.  I
> never understood this idea, which I first saw in Eudora back in the 90s,
> of pulling from multiple accounts and then dumping them all into a
> single location and running them through the same set of filters.
> Always seemed that if I really wanted all my mail in one account I'd
> just use one account.  *shrug*

No argument from me.  Of course, I _do_ drop everything into a single inbox
because I have Fetchmail grabbing it.  I'm not quite sure why I use
fetchmail anymore :-)

I don't do POP fetching from KMail, so I just went and checked.  In fact,
it's no problem when creating a pop account to specify a new folder to drop
the mail in.  It's simply that it defaults to the existing "inbox".  I
suppose it has to default to somewhere, but I guess it makes more sense to
default it to creating a separate inbox for the account.

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