Steps to setup email filter rules in Horde

What is Horde?

Web-based groupware which is free to use is known as Horde. Horde framework comprises of the groupware component. Moreover, the framework is built on the base of PHP, holds the responsibility of serving elements to web application development. There are more applications offered by horde such as:

  • Software used for tracking the task
  • Package of groupware such as file manager, calendar, task and notes
  • IMP horde email clients.
How the horde works out in the platform of email?

Here too, they have configured four features such as sork, Ingo, MIMP, IMP.
  • Sork is used to collect the four modules such as vacation, password, forwards, and accounts.
  • Ingo acts as a rules manager for email filters.
  • MIMP runs with the help of HTML support which is a version of IMP.
  • IMP is designed as an email client web base.
In this article, we are going to learn about how email filters are created in Horde. Now you might have a question of why the email filters are created. To transfer the email to a folder specifically email filters are used. Using these filters, you are free to organize and manage the incoming emails.

Let’s see the procedure to create email filters in a horde:

Step 1: Firstly, log in to Horde webmail using username and password.

Step 2: At the right side corner, you can see the option called “Mail”. Click on the mail so that you will get a drop-down list that has three options such as filters, new messages, and search.

Step 3: Choose the first option filter to add the rules. You will be redirected to another section called “New rule”. For a hint, a new rule will be present above the options such as filter rules, white list, and blacklist.

Step 4: By now, you will be on a page to create a new filter rule. Fill up the setting page to use new filter rules like the below options:

Name of the rule: To add it to your filter listing, you must name the rule. So, decide the name first.

Step 5: Below, you can view the statement

Do this:

You are setting up this because the incoming mails should match your do this rule. Only so, the emails will be transferred to specific folders.
  • Getting emails directly to the inbox: Setting a default option to get incoming emails directly into the inbox.
  • Getting emails in the mailbox: Here, it will be directly sent to the folder specifically.
  • Emails discard: To discard the email this option is recommended. Once if the emails got deleted, the sender or you will be informed by stating emails are discarded.
  • Email redirection: Using this option, you can redirect this email directly to another account. Also, the email won't be existing in your account since you redirected it into another account.
  • Redirecting and getting emails in the inbox: This is an advantage where you can redirect the incoming emails to another account simultaneously it will in your account too.
  • A valid reason to reject the emails: The emails sent by the sender will be rejected so that you can give any other reason for rejection. A sender can read the reason for rejection.
Step 6: Mark message as is the option which has four checkboxes such as deleted, answered, flagged for followup, and seen.

Step 7: Stop checking if the rule matches: Left of filters will be kept aside since it wants the confirmation that the emails are matched or not. If the emails matched then it stops the work.

Step 8: Finally, click on the Save button.
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