email question

C M Reinehr cmr at
Thu Jun 3 12:41:41 PDT 2010

On Thu 03 June 2010 01:01:23 pm Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2010, wade barocsi wrote:
> >Hi Folks,
> >
> >I have a question that's not really linux related.
> >
> >Between  the three companies that I work for, and my personal 2 personal
> >email accounts, I have seven email addresses.
> >
> >I'm sure many of you have similar situations.  Do you have any tips on
> >keeping it all straight?
> >
> >Do you work out of a master account to which everything is forwarded, or
> >have other solutions?
> If you use Thunderbird or similar mail clients, you can set up
> individual accounts pointing to each of your servers, each of
> which may contain the proper sender/reply-to address to keep
> things straight.
> We strongly recommend using IMAP leaving the mail on the server
> rather than downloading to the work station as it keeps the mail
> in a central location, and makes it easy to change mail clients
> if necessary.
> Outgoing mail could be an issue if you have a broadband provider
> that restricts outgoing SMTP traffic to their server, and either
> rejects e-mail with sender addresses that aren't on their system
> (e.g. user at  The outgoing port 25 problem can
> be solved by finding a friendly place that will accept your mail
> on a different port, say 465 or SMTP AUTH on 587 which are not
> generally blocked.  This is how we set up our clients who have
> residential Comcast and similar providers.
> It appears that Thunderbird only has a single outgoing server
> whereas other GUI clients such as Apple's allows one
> to set outgoing servers per account.  I haven't used Evolution or
> Sylpheed recently so can't say what they allow.
> Bill

I second that reply. I don't have as many email accounts as Wade, but I have a 
similar problem. KMail does the trick for me. I have it configured to access 
each of my several POP3 email servers with the mail deposited in seperate 
folders. Then, I have multiple identities defined and associated with each of 
the different folders. Outgoing is a little more complicated. Using the 
different identities -- each with it's own seperate reply-to address -- I 
primarily use the outgoing, smtp server of my ISP. But, I also have several 
different outgoing servers defined, from which I can manually select. Setting 
up the alternate outgoing, smtp servers is a little trickier because you have 
to use encryption and a security login to access them.



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