spam folder and POP users

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Fri Nov 21 01:21:34 UTC 2014

On 11/20/2014 07:55 PM, Joseph Tam wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz writes:
>> My server is moving all tagged spam into the IMAP spam folder.  Very
>> nice for the IMAP users, but not for the POP users.  Of course the
>> server don't know, and the mysql database for users does not have any
>> flags for this.  Don't want my server to fill up with spam from POP
>> users that don't know to check via IMAP.
> You can contort the virtual plugin to fuse your user's INBOX and
> spam box together into a virtual INBOX:
>     (See section "Virtual POP3 INBOX")
> This turns the problem from a delivery problem into a reading (or
> presentation) problem.
> Seems sort of klunky though.  In my opinion, your energy is better
> invested in converting your POP3 holdouts to IMAP.

Agreed.  I am looking at what it takes to do this with Thunderbird, as I 
am the biggest holdout!  The recommended way is HARD.  I have 20 years 
and gigabytes of emails in local pop folders that I do not want to loose 
or have replicated on the server.  Somewhere is the magic goo for this.  
Once I figure it out for myself, it will be easy for the other users.

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