[neomutt-users] Lots of accounts from one user, as in more than bindings are practical

Chris Bennett cpb_neomutt at bennettconstruction.us
Sat Dec 19 15:33:35 CET 2020

On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 02:59:38PM +0100, Reto wrote:
> Besides the things already recommended to you, another one is notmuch.
> That's not the same as using imap by any stretch, after all you'd need to fetch
> email locally instead of keeping them server side.
> But with notmuch you index the emails and simply do virtual queries over the store.
> So as far as notmuch is concerned you have a single "account".
> Sending address can be set to whatever by default, using the correct one upon replying
> (say if your default is "personal at example.com" but you reply to a message received on
> "spam at somethingelse.yolo", you'd use the spam@ address without manual intervention)
> I use that setup for 4 main accounts, plus some low traffic postmaster@ addresses.

I do hear good things about notmuch, just never used it. Or Sieve.
Right or wrong, I think I need to learn even more about email, not just
for me, but other people , too.

So, I will work on learning both, offlineIMAP is also popular.
I'm staying with some friends starting today until the 23rd. They have a
real connection at home. I'll ask if it's OK to do some big downloads.
They might have a data cap. Don't know


Unfortunately, for the moment I only have my phone as my hotspot. I was
sold it with the promise that it would give out 4g. That was a lie. Only
The WiFi usb dongle I have is also a piece of crap. So I have moved over
to usb tethering, which never fails. I know that WiFi vs physical
connection both have their own security issues, but at least I can
maintain a permanent connection to my servers with the tether.

Which means that, now that the libraries are all lockdowned (which had
real wired ethernet outlets in addition to WiFi), I can't get any big
downloads on someone else's data limits.

So, checking my email from home with my laptop is OK, but since I'm
already running SSH always, I just pull up neomutt there.

With all of this Social Media controversy, there are going to be lots of
people figuring out that FB, Gmail, ..... are not good places to stay
with. There are good other providers, but they will probably get
Microsofted out of existence, just like Microsoft bought up every
competitor. Google and Facebook are doing that, too.

Chris Bennett

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