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quickstart:clients [2008/02/08 19:49]
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quickstart:clients [2014/03/24 13:28] (current)
xuesheng Improve the description of how POPFile tags messages
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POPFile works as a //proxy server//. Your email program talks to POPFile, which talks to your email server on its behalf. Instead of your email program getting messages directly, POPFile grabs them first, and scans them to decide what bucket they should go into. POPFile works as a //proxy server//. Your email program talks to POPFile, which talks to your email server on its behalf. Instead of your email program getting messages directly, POPFile grabs them first, and scans them to decide what bucket they should go into.
-Once it's decided - which takes only fractions of a second - POPFile does one of two things: it can add a tag like [personal] to the start of the subject line; which allows email programs like Microsoft Outlook Express that allow only simple filtering to move your mail based on POPFile's classification. For more advanced email programs like Eudora, it can add a new email header like this: +Once it's decided - which takes only fractions of a second - POPFile marks the email with the bucket name. POPFile has two ways to mark email messages: 
-<code> X-Text-Classification: personal</code> + 
-which your email program can use as a filter.+  * Adding a tag (e.g. **[personal]**) to the start (or end) of the subject line 
 +    * This method allows email programs that allow only simple filtering to move your email based upon POPFile's classification (e.g. a filter can be used to move all mail marked **[personal]** to a folder reserved for personal email). 
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 +  * Adding a new email header (e.g. **X-Text-Classification: personal**) 
 +    * This new header can be used by advanced email programs to filter email messages. This method has the advantage of leaving the subject line unchanged. 
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 +Normally only one of these methods will be used but POPFile can be configured to modify the subject line **and** insert a new email header.
However, you need to do two things to get your email program talking to POPFile: However, you need to do two things to get your email program talking to POPFile:
 
quickstart/clients.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/24 13:28 by xuesheng

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