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Old 12-05-2018, 11:02 AM   #1
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Looking for an email client that will combine multiple accounts in 1 inbox


Don't suggest gmail please.

Currently have this via Yandex mail, but it has started developing language issues (getting stuck in Russian) so I'm looking for an alternative.

Is there a way to get Thunderbird to do this?
 
Old 12-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #2
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IIRC, yes, you can get Thunderbird to do that.

Under settings for each account, go to server settings, then "message storage," then to "Advanced" and take it from there.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thank you kindly.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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I use Claws and have three accounts. I think sylpheed does this too.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:45 PM   #5
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I use Claws and have three accounts. I think sylpheed does this too.
Yes, Sylpheed does this too.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:07 PM   #6
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And Lightning is back.

Someone had once told me that T-bird would NOT do what I wanted - fortunately that's changed and it's easy to do with filters.

And also this code will enable the Lightning calendar, which is no longer an add-on.

Code:
sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:56 PM   #7
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Someone had once told me that T-bird would NOT do what I wanted - fortunately that's changed and it's easy to do with filters.

And also this code will enable the Lightning calendar, which is no longer an add-on.

Code:
sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning
Hmmmm.... I thought Lightning was now "built-in" to Thunderbird and has been for a while.

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #8
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I use Claws and have three accounts.
Claws-mail has been my go to client since it was the experimental version of sylpheed. Hasn't let me down yet.
 
Old 12-05-2018, 10:19 PM   #9
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A different approach is to use the fetchmail package to poll as many email accounts as you have and have it move new messages to your own PC or server.

I use fetchmail to poll multiple accounts and call maildrop to deliver new mail just like it came via SMTP. Then I run uw-imap to make my server an IMAP server that I can access with any email client on any PC on my local network.

The advantages are that you have more control, you can access email you've already received even when the internet is down and you can let your inbox get as big as you want.

The disadvantage is that you can't access your email from outside your network unless you set it up to allow secure access from outside.
 
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Apparently, while Lightning is built in, one must yet "enable" it.

The quoted code worked on 2 machines.
 
Old 12-05-2018, 11:02 PM   #11
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fetchmail?

What is zis "fetchmail"...and "maildrop" and "uw-imap"...

Tried looking it up, but the fetchmail pages gave me serious info-overload. How about a short description of how this works? Or a pointer to somewhere with a simpler explanation?
 
Old 12-05-2018, 11:15 PM   #12
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Apparently, while Lightning is built in, one must yet "enable" it.

The quoted code worked on 2 machines.
That must vary from distribution to distribution. I've never had to do anything other than click on "calendar."
 
Old 12-06-2018, 02:30 AM   #13
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How about a short description of how this works? Or a pointer to somewhere with a simpler explanation?
Ah, you're right. There's an awful lot of capability, which means there's a lot of configurablility, which means there's confusion when getting started.

First you need to write an RC file which tells fetchmail what to do when it runs. Mine is something like this:
Code:
poll mail.example.com protocol imap
    user "my-username" with password "my-password"
    is "local-username" here
    mda "/usr/bin/maildrop"
    fetchall nokeep ssl;

poll other.service.com protocol imap
    user "another-user" with password "that-password"
    is "local-username" here
    mda "/usr/bin/maildrop"
    fetchall nokeep ssl;
I choose to have cron call a script every 5 minutes which checks various things (e.g. I don't fetch mail while a backup is running) and runs this to go fetch email and pass it to maildrop:
Code:
/usr/bin/fetchmail -f my-rc-file 2>&1
Instead of maildrop, you can use sendmail, postfix or exim, one of which is probably installed on your Linux system by default. But I find sendmail and postfix to be horribly hard to configure so I uninstalled them and I haven't tried exim. Maildrop is less capable but simpler.

If using maildrop, you need a .mailfilter file. This allows you to customize which mail goes into which mailbox. Mine has a lot of stuff in it. This is a simplified version:
Code:
# Deliver all other cron traffic to my IMAP mailbox: ~/cron
if (/^subject:\s+.*(Cron <ken|Cron <root|Logwatch for )/:h)
{
    to "| dmail -D +cron"
}
# Deliver all other mail to my inbox: ~/INBOX
to "| dmail -D +INBOX"

To make your PC or server an IMAP server, install the uw-imap package, open the right ports (143 and/or 993) and make sure the right imap line is uncommented in /etc/services.

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:30 AM   #14
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Thanks hugely, KenJackson.
That all looks very intriguing, I'll definitely be trying to get it working.
 
  


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