Re: Email Question

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

It isn't really that difficult to set up folders and  message rules. I have 17 mailing lists that I subscribe to and if I let them all come into the inbox, I would have to read through all of them every day for hour after hour to make sense of the whole thing.  I also group by conversation which allows me to delete dozens of messages at one time that I am not interested in. This way, I can get over a thousand messages daily and it only takes me about an hour or less most days to sift through the lot and read and respond to just the messages/topics I am interested in.

I hear so many people complain about too much list traffic and when I inquire, it's because they don't set up folders/message rules. People should really take the time to learn about this valuable e-mail tool.

On 8/3/2021 4:53 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:

I feel the exact same way.  It's a good way to do it.  It can get very confusing and I don't want to enter into something I don't know.

On 8/1/2021 7:06 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I do it exactly the way Shelly does it, also.  It gets too involved trying to find out how to make different folders for different lists.  Also, I don't do threads, either.  I get them as they come in, newest on top and oldest on bottom.  I can't handle anything more complicated. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Marilyn and Don Bilderback
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Email Question

Just like me, I want only the basics on my computer.  I manage finethat way. Glad there is another person who thinks like I do.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Email Question


Thanks for getting back to me.  I think I told you that I hit Control Enter to send a message and to begin a message, I hit Control N.  As to the folders, I like all of my mail to go into the in box.  When I delete a message, I have it go into the trash folder and then when there is a lot, I delete them totally from that folder and they come off the computer.  I don't like to plug my computer up with messages.  I also have a sent folder that the message I send fall into.  When I start a message and can't finish it, it goes to the drafts folder and then I can go back to it after I save it.  That's all of the folders I want.


On 7/30/2021 4:10 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
Hey Shelly,
Like ok right now.
Do you have rules set up so that certain mail go into certain folders?

The keystrokes to send a message will remain the same no matter which protocol you use, pop3 or  imap.
Because you see, the keystroke you use to send the message is one that is built into the program.
Does that make sense ?
Once you answer the question about folders, I can direct you further.
Glad to help in any way that I can!

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Email Question


No, no one explained iMap the way you just did.  I'm not tech savvy at
all so I'm lucky that I can do the things I can.  The question I have
is when I set up iMap, will it look my folders in Thunderbird that I
have set up now?  When I open the program, I download my mail and then
I hit
F6 to see a list of my folders and I hit tab and then it says filter messages and then I can do my business and go down the list of messages. Does iMap work like that or is it more involved?  My niece is sighted and usually helps me with these things.  I would eventually want my mail to come off the server so it doesn't clog my devices.  When I send a message, I hit Control Enter and then when I'm done, I hit Control S to send. Does this work the same way for iMap?  Sorry that I have so many questions.  I just need to know that things work the same way so I don't have to start all over again.  If you could tell me how to set it up step by step, I could definitely do it. Thanks in advance.


On 7/30/2021 6:15 AM, John Holcomb II wrote:
Hey Shelly.
I’m not here to decide what is best for you but let me explain something to you.
If you use iMap then whatever happens server side will apply to every device you use at the same time.
Let’s say you get a message on your thunderbird and  open it and read it .
Once you go to your phone, the  same message will be there and it’ll be marked as read.
Let’s say you open a message on your phone, read it , then reply to it.
Your message will be marked  as replied, you’re reply    be put into a sent  folder.
Let’s say you then go to your PC. You’ll see the same message, but it’ll be marked as  replied, and you’ll see it in the sent folder, just as you would on your phone.

This applies to anything you do using email.
Deleting messages, forwarding messages, creating folders, literally anything.
See the advantage of iMap is that it doesn’t matter what device you do what on.
I used to  use Pop3 some  while back, but see this is exactly why IMAP exists.
For this very reason. For people who have and use multiple devices.
this way you don’t have to worry about what you open where and when.
This way you don’t have to think, hmm. Did I open the mail on my PC, is it on my phone? Where is it?
Where is the reply?:
It also just makes managing mail a lot easier.
IMAP is made for multiple device/web  access.

No mattter if you do these things on your thunderbird, or your phone, or the web interface, the server will keep track of everything that is done and it’ll be  mirrored across devices. I did read the thread, but not sure if anyone explains in greater detail the advantages of imap.
In case they didn’t, that’s why i wrote you here.
I’d personally a advise you switch  to iMap with your mails. It’ll make life a lot easier for you, in my opinion.

Take care,

Sent from my iPod

On Jul 30, 2021, at 2:57 AM, Shelly Kane <> wrote:

Thank you so much for explaining this to me.  I use a pop3 account and have for years.  Now at least I understand what's going on.  I wouldn't use my phone that much for email.  I was just looking into it.  If I don't download my mail right away onto Thunderbird, I can see it on the web or my phone.  I have no idea how to use IMap so I would rather stick with the pop3 which I know.  Thanks so much for your help.


On 7/29/2021 7:51 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi There,

You must have your mail account set to imap for this to woork properly. Imap will automatically leave a copy on the server of all received mail.  With pop3, all e-mail is downloaded just one time and nothing is left on the server.
I forget what mail account you have, so i can't help any more than that.

On 7/29/2021 4:28 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:

I have a complicated question about my email and hope someone can answer this.  I tried putting my email account on my phone last night so I can start looking at it and not get on the computer all the time. So after I got it all set up, it worked great.  The mail downloaded just fine and I wanted to make sure it still worked in Thunderbird because I use the computer more. It downloaded in Thunderbird just fine but here's the problem. When I went back on the phone to see if the mail was in both places, Thunderbird blocked it.  My phone had no email on there.  It was wiped clean.  This happens also when I download mail into Thunderbird and I go to my gmail account on the web you can't see the mail on google either if it's already in Thunderbird.  Do any of you know why this keeps happening and is there anything simple I can do about it?  Thanks in advance for any help.




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