What I would like to see is an e-mail system that works like this (let's say I have the address firstname.lastname@example.org):-
1. Joe Schmuck sends an e-mail to email@example.com
2. My e-mail client receives it into a holding area pending validation and sends an auto reply from "firstname.lastname@example.org" (different to main addy so people I know can then always just block those from their inbox).
3. If the email@example.com mail gets returned, the original mail never gets into my inbox.
4. If there's no return response within, say 10 minutes, it pops up in my inbox.
Does a system like that exist? Any thoughts?
You MAY be able to set up a script like that in Pocomail. I've never had time to play around with the script possibilities, but it seems to have a powerful selection of commands which you put together to create your own "program". I've used Pocomail for about 2 years and very happy with it - far more secure than outlook and very easy to use. I'm thinking of moving over entirely to Linux (rather than windows) but the fact that Pocomail currently doesn't work with Linux is one of the major things that's making me think twice.
Up until recently I hadn't used many filters but my email got up to around 100 spams a day about a month ago and seemed to be around 200 spams a day the beginning of this month so my current "thing to do and in progress" at the moment is setting up filters doing other stuff to make sure spam gets limited to a minimum. In the last 18 hours, 58 emails got through to my inbox (of which only 3 were non-spam), a further 19 went straight to my junk mail box, and an unknown number probably just got deleted because I've set up some filters to just plain delete some stuff without me even seeing it.
I'm another who doesn't delete relevant emails (just get rid of the spam) so I've got an "old email" folder with 2475 read items in it, a normal "inbox" with 614 read items in it and a couple of small boxes with a total of 5 read items.
For stuff which needs action I just mark it for reply (or follow-up, or whatever). I can then view all the items which need reply with 2 mouse clicks. There are 16 items which I currently need to take some kind of action on.