sorry, but my English is not very good. I hope you can understand my description:
We are looking for a replacement for normal Outlook, i.e. a local e-mail client for IMAP and POP3 accounts. Calendar and address books should be synchronized with Synology Calendar and Synology Contacts via CalDAV / CardDAV.
When configuring the accounts and aliases in eM Client we have the following problems:
A normal mailbox was created with our provider: imap@…
The provider has created the following alias addresses for this mailbox:
alias1@… | alias2@… | alias3@… | alias4@… | etc.
In eM Client:
IMAP mailbox with multiple alias addresses. Example:
P.O. Box: imap@…
Alias: alias1@… | alias2@… | alias3@… | alias4@… | etc.
alias1@… should in future be the standard sender address in eM Client.
Unfortunately I am unable to configure it that way.
Alternatively, I deleted this alias and instead created a POP account in eM Client:
POP email: alias1@…
Password: is the same as the password of imap@…
Now I can set the account alias1@… as the default. As a result, eM Client also uses this account as the standard sender account.
But this has the big disadvantage that this POP account also picks up all mails (so I get all mails twice => once via the IMAP and a second time via the POP account).
So that the POP account does not pick up any e-mails, I have disabled POP3 in the account settings under “General / Services”. The account will then be hidden in the “E-Mail Explorer view”. At the same time, the assignment “Standard Account” is apparently deleted in the background, so that eM Client now uses the email address of the IMAP account as the standard sender address again.
Therefore I have now deleted the POP account for this alias and instead created an IMAP account with this alias. Unfortunately, the problems are the same as described for the POP account.
We are three families who would love to say goodbye to Outlook. We can’t believe that eM Client has some same weaknesses as Outlook in the area of account and alias management. We’re sure we’re doing something wrong, right?