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Re: [alpine-user] How to label mails (the gmail way) ?

From: Paul Zillmann <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 13:26:17 +0200

Hello Franck,

take a look at Sieve. The configuration of Sieve might be specific for
your IMAP server and mail client.
What IMAP server do you use? It's best to take a google search or ask on
the mailing list of that specific IMAP server software.

It's not a problem specific for the Alpine Linux operating system.


Am 23.05.2018 um 11:41 schrieb
> On Tue, 22 May 2018, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> I Franck,
>> wrote:
>>> How to label mails (the gmail way) ? Or "organize" mails in
>>> "folders" and "subfolders" ? Ideally, I want IMAP to apply changes
>>> on the server (if I move a M mail in a F folder from PC1, I would
>>> like to see M in F even if I need to use another PC, say PC2.
>> what do you refer to, sorry? configuration of an IMAP server? or
>> client program? e.g. are you using Thuderbird?
>> Is the issue specific to Alpine Linux?
> Not sure how to explain this as I am not confortable with all this
> IMAP/SMTP machinery !...
> I want everything I do, a given day with a given mail, to be visible
> from "everywhere" (from any PC I could use) anytime (persistent on
> IMAP server).
> At that stage, my understanding is that I succeeded to configure
> alpine this way (= close to what I want):
> 1. I have nothing in local (not-used or empty /home/user/mail directory)
>    => S, L, first list : empty path
> 2. I use IMAP to "look for" mails (works OK)
>    => S, L, first list, server field : added IMAP server address
> 3. I use SMTP to send mails (works OK)
>    => S, C, SMTP : added SMTP server address
> Now, say I receive this (new) mail: it's related to alpine, so I would
> like to create a folder "ALP" (persistent on the IMAP server) and
> "move" this mail into "ALP" for not to see it anymore in the INBOX (I
> prefer to see only new mails in INBOX).
> In gmail, I would have created a label "ALP", add "ALP" label to the
> mail, and remove "INBOX" label from the mail: how to do the same with
> alpine ?
> Not sure I am right here !... I'am precisely trying to understand
>> IMAP supports folders and you can move messages between them and
>> there exist server-side commands that a mail user agent may support
>> or not.
>> Riccardo
> Franck
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