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Re: [opensuse] Compartmentalization for list message management
On Saturday, 24 June 2017 11:10:47 ACST Anton Aylward wrote:
On 23/06/17 08:02 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Another way is to fetch from email into another imap server that you can
control, and point Thunderbird to it.

Many people fetch from whatever accounts to a local host using 'fetchmail',
pass though a very customized and well tuned 'spamassassin, then either use
procmail to filter and tag and store in the ~/MyMail/ tree where a
'dovecot' server can make then available as IMAP MUA, or just go to
'dovecot' directly and use its 'sieve' tools.

Considering how cheap storage is and that this can be done with something
akin to a Rasberry Pi (or in my case, a old XP grade machine that has been
discarded), this is really a no-brainer and gives an incredible amount of
flexibility in mail handling.

This is exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 5 years. Raspberry Pi,
running fetchmail, procmail, dovecot, sendmail. Spamassassin and ClamAV.

Fetchmail grabs the mail from multiple different mail accounts, procmail
passes them through spamc/spamd and ClamAV, then sorts them into folders.
Dovecot means i can read them from anywhere, on any machine, using any Imap-
compatible mail client (even Outlook if I need to).

The mail server runs 24/7 and uses <5W power continuously. The only time it
gets shut down or rebooted is for maintenance and power outages (planned or
otherwise).

Other local users (my wife currently, and probably my kids soon) are also
provided for on the same mail server. :)



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