|Server-Side Email Filters
Server-side email filtering is very useful if you access your email via IMAP from multiple devices. The most common use for a server-side filter is to auto-reply with a vacation message when you're going to be away from your email.
To use server-side email filters:
- Go to https://mail.brazoslink.net/ and login.
- Click the "Settings" button at the top right. You should then see a "Filters" item in the left-hand column. If not, click the "Preferences" selection, choose "User Interface," and change the Interface Skin to "Larry." Then click the "Save" button at the bottom.
- Click "Filters" in the list on the left.
- You should see at least one filter set (probably either "roundcube" or "wiki_server_rules"). Select a filter set by clicking on it.
- Click the "gear" icon at the bottom of that column, and choose Enable/Disable from the menu that pops up. You should see a green check with the message, "Filters set activated successfully." If it says, "Filters set deactivated successfully" instead, click the "Enable/Disable" setting again.
Now your default filter set is active, but has no filters defined. Add a filter by clicking the "+" at the bottom of the "Filters" column. To create a vacation message, use the following settings:
Filter name: Vacation
For incoming mail: all messages
...execute the following actions: Reply with message
Message body: (whatever you want)
Message subject: (whatever you want)
My additional email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
How often send messages: 7 (if someone emails you every day, this number tells the server how many days to wait until sending your vacation message to that person again. I recommend at least 7, but you can set it lower if you like.)
Be sure the "Filter disabled" box is not checked, then click the "Save" button.
Now, finally, your vacation message is ready to use. You can enable/disable it using the filter configuration.