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experimentalmodules:imapinstructions [2016/10/02 13:57]
xuesheng Highlight the fact that no changes to the mail client are needed.
experimentalmodules:imapinstructions [2016/10/02 14:03] (current)
xuesheng Make it even clearer that no mail client changes are needed when using IMAP.
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===== What IMAP.pm does (or tries to do) ===== ===== What IMAP.pm does (or tries to do) =====
-IMAP.pm, unlike POPFile's POP3 module, is not a proxy. This module connects to your IMAP server and then tries to stay connected as long as POPFile is running. At regular (adjustable) intervals, it will check your IMAP server for new messages. New messages are classified and then moved to other folders on the server based on the bucket the messages were assigned to.+^IMAP.pm, unlike POPFile's POP3 module, is not a proxy therefore no changes need to be made to your mail client configuration when you use IMAP.pm.
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 +This module connects to your IMAP server and then tries to stay connected as long as POPFile is running. At regular (adjustable) intervals, it will check your IMAP server for new messages. New messages are classified and then moved to other folders on the server based on the bucket the messages were assigned to.
IMAP.pm not only checks for new incoming mail, it also scans its output folders for mail that you moved there. For example, if you have created IMAP folders "spam" and "ham", corresponding to your spam and ham buckets, POPFile will look into the ham folder for mail it incorrectly classified as spam and vice versa. IMAP.pm not only checks for new incoming mail, it also scans its output folders for mail that you moved there. For example, if you have created IMAP folders "spam" and "ham", corresponding to your spam and ham buckets, POPFile will look into the ham folder for mail it incorrectly classified as spam and vice versa.
 
experimentalmodules/imapinstructions.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/02 14:03 by xuesheng

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