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 email@example.com. 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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”, rather than just “email@example.com”. 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 “firstname.lastname@example.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.