Hello, This is rather big enhancement request (or depending on current structure). I would like to assign multiple smtp/pop3 accounts to one set of folders. Meaning if I have two accounts: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, I would like to have incoming mail from both appear in one folder, and if I respond to any message it would be sent using smtp corresponding to pop3 it came from, but sent mail from both would again be put in the same for both "Sent" folder. I currently tried to move from outlook to mozilla mail and it's a little bit time consuming to have to check each "incoming messages" folder for each account, for new messages.
Why not just set up a filter to move *all* messages into a common Inbox in the Local Folders? The smtp feature doesn't seem to make much sense - you can normally only use a single SMTP server on a particular connection, whereas you can receive any number of pop3 accounts through any server. It would make more sense to implement a simple menu for selecting the SMTP server if you connect to different servers, not to do it on a message by message basis.
IMHO this is a dup of bug 30057, bug 46041, bug 58380 or bug 126341. Someone should sort these bugs out.
It seems this is indeed a dupe... However I'd like to point it out here that solution/workaround proposed in Comment #1 is less than satisfactory because those extra folders just clutter up the UI. IMHO the whole idea of putting all of your messages from different accounts into the Inbox folder is to get rid of visual clutter of having redundant folder trees where I just want to see all my incoming mail in one neat place... (IMAP accounts are entirely different story however...)
Later bug is more developed. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46041 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Summary: enhancement: multiple smtp/pop3 accs per set of folders → multiple smtp/pop3 access per set of folders
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