- Fcc (folder courtesy copy) [*] each outgoing message to an IMAP-accessible mailbox; or
- Bcc (blind courtesy copy) each outgoing message to an email address that gets routed to an IMAP-accessible mailbox.
- It's faster because with this option sending a message requires only an SMTP connection. With option #1, sending a message requires both an SMTP and an IMAP connection.
- I can use Bcc in all my messaging clients, including my NNTP clients, my handheld/mobile messaging clients, and random web-based messaging clients.
- I can set up server-side filters that will automatically add the recipient addresses of these Bcc'd messages to my server-side address book and server-side greenlist.
- It is a way for me to monitor the spamminess of my outgoing messages. Note: To ensure that your Bcc'd messages go through the normal spam filters, do not greenlist any message that is from one of your email addresses.
- I don't have to worry about IMAP clients and IMAP servers that have a problem with Fcc. For examples of Fcc problems, see TBird hangs sending mail to IMAP sent-mail in the MozillaZine forum and spin when copying message to "Sent" folder in Bugzilla.mozilla.org.
X-Envelope-To: firstname.lastname@example.orgIf your IMAP service provider does not inject headers that state the original envelope addresses, switch to one of the IMAP service providers that records the original envelope addresses!
[*] Pine uses the term Fcc, but most other IMAP clients simply use the term Copy.
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