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modoboa_-_using_dovecot_virtual_mailboxes_for_gmail_style_allmail_folder [22.01.2019 15:33]
Pascal Suter created
modoboa_-_using_dovecot_virtual_mailboxes_for_gmail_style_allmail_folder [22.01.2019 15:34] (current)
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-I wanted to have my own webmail with thread/​conversation view like gmail and so many mail clients have. I chose RainLoop to achieve this as it supports Thread-View. However, simply turning on thread view does not do the job, because this will only group incoming emails belonging to the same thread but not your own outgoing emails, as they reside in a different folder and for thread-view to work they all need to be in the same folder. ​+I wanted to have my own webmail with thread/​conversation view like gmail and so many mail clients have. I chose [[https://​www.rainloop.net/​|RainLoop]] to achieve this as it supports Thread-View. However, simply turning on thread view does not do the job, because this will only group incoming emails belonging to the same thread but not your own outgoing emails, as they reside in a different folder and for thread-view to work they all need to be in the same folder. ​
  
 Luckily dovecot which i use as an IMAP server in this setup, has a [[https://​wiki.dovecot.org/​Plugins/​Virtual|Virtual Mailbox]] Plug-In. Don't mistake this for Virtual Users which are needed to create mail accounts without creating linux users for them, that's a different thing. Virtual Mailboxes provides virtual "​Folders"​ inside your IMAP account much like gmail does with its tags rather than folders. Using Virtual Mailboxes we can now create a folder that contains both the INBOX Mails as well as the sent mails belonging to threads that have also messages in the INBOX which in the end resembles prettymuch waht gmail provides with its conversation view.  Luckily dovecot which i use as an IMAP server in this setup, has a [[https://​wiki.dovecot.org/​Plugins/​Virtual|Virtual Mailbox]] Plug-In. Don't mistake this for Virtual Users which are needed to create mail accounts without creating linux users for them, that's a different thing. Virtual Mailboxes provides virtual "​Folders"​ inside your IMAP account much like gmail does with its tags rather than folders. Using Virtual Mailboxes we can now create a folder that contains both the INBOX Mails as well as the sent mails belonging to threads that have also messages in the INBOX which in the end resembles prettymuch waht gmail provides with its conversation view.