Clear Your INBOX by Exploiting Kolab Features

A little known feature of Kolab Now is the ability to deliver messages to a particular folder, depending on the address to which the message is sent.

Imagine a Kolab Now account jeroen@kolab.org. Now imagine I use that account to register for some arbitrary service — lets say LinkedIn. I surely do not want too many erroneous LinkedIn notifications further cluttering my INBOX.

Perhaps I register my account with an email address of “jeroen+linkedin@kolab.org”, rather than just “jeroen@kolab.org”. Maybe I create a folder called “linkedin”, in which I was going to sort this nonsense anyway.

Now, we all appreciate the powerful server-side filtering features of Kolab Now — however, you need not configure a separate filter with the following procedure;

  • Create a folder called “linkedin”,
  • Assign “anyone” the “Post” right (this is available in the access control “Advanced Mode”).

And there you have it. Messages sent to “jeroen+linkedin@kolab.org” will now be available in the “linkedin” folder.

You can now imagine how a mailbox may look as follows;

INBOX
000_Itinerary
010_Fedora
011_RedHat
030_Debian
099_Facebook
099_LinkedIn
099_Twitter
Drafts
Sent
Trash

and you can imagine the email addresses registered — jeroen+099_LinkedIn@kolab.org. Yes, jeroen+Trash@kolab.org is also used.

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    • When you add or modify access control, called “Sharing” in the folder properties, click the cog wheel to switch to and from “Advanced Mode”.

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