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One way to use Gmail to filter IMAP email accounts
Authored by: smpte on Aug 03, '07 08:50:01AM

Various forms of this have been around for a while, pre-iphone.

A more common method (and one that doesn't have mail queuing up in both your 'public' and 'private' IMAP accounts) is to have the original address "bob@domain.com" as a simple forwarder to a Gmail account. Benefits include not waiting on Gmail to POP for new mail, and no need to clean out the 'bob' mailbox. Gmail then auto-forwards to "privatebob@domain.com" for IMAP-ability.



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One way to use Gmail to filter IMAP email accounts
Authored by: andyjw on Aug 03, '07 08:56:39AM

Great point!

My process evolved from an earlier, different process, so I didn't go back and evaluate the earlier steps in the chain. I'll make that change to how I have this set up.

Thanks!

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One way to use Gmail to filter IMAP email accounts
Authored by: kiltbear on Aug 03, '07 09:42:55AM

Not only that, but you can configure your gmail account to recognize all the other addresses as a "FROM" address, so you can use your gmail SMTP as the SMTP for ALL your accounts. The added benefit of which is that you record all outgoing email to your gmail account, and from the gmail account you can choose the FROM address for any particular piece of outgoing email.



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One way to use Gmail to filter IMAP email accounts
Authored by: rockmanac on Aug 03, '07 10:30:44AM

That's the method I use.. My me@mydomain account forwards to myname@gmail which then forwards to imap@mydomein and archives the message. I then use T'Bird on my Linux box or Powerbook to get my mail from my IMAP server. I also have the option of using Squirrel Mail on my IMAP server if I'm away from the computer.

I was, for a time, using an alternate method, of using fetchmail and postfix on a linux box to pop the mail from gmail and the forward it to my imap on my server, however, that became cumbersome when I changed ISPs and had to deal with not being allowed to use port 25 for SMTP. (Hell, if they had their way, I'd only be using their crappy yahoo mail servers, but fortunately, they don't block ports 465 & 587)

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