IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and is the other e-mail protocol along with POP.

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how do I retain my imap emails when changing email host providers? export/import?

Running Linux Debian Jessie with claws email client... I am changing my email hosting service provider (I have no control over the server--so I can't back up the emails on the server itself.). I use ...
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Gnus: How to fix 'Warning - invalid active <folder> <number> <number> y'

Something I've done but not yet identified has hosed my working-for-years Gnus<->offlineimap<->GMail setup. Gnus gives me a bunch of errors like: Warning - invalid active: [Gmail].Starred 26 2 ...
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Courier does not work with courier-ssl installed

I have been trying to enable SSL on my courier IMAP server running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed courier-ssl and courier-imap-ssl. Then the server stopped working completely, with an "authentication ...
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Modified IMAP server for mail accounts in Thunderbird and lost all old mails

I recently had to modify the IMAP server for about 5 mail accounts in Thunderbird and after doing so, for each account I only see new messages that arrived to the new mail server. To make it more ...
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stop thunderbird checking for messages before opening a message

There is very often a few seconds to several seconds delays betweenI click on a message and seeing it. I notice that often when I click on a message, first a couple of newer messages appear above it ...
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How to configure incoming/outgoing server for Outlook?

I'm trying to link my company outlook account onto my personal laptop because sometimes I work from home. I went into file -> info -> account settings -> change on my company computer, but didn't find ...
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Re-process emails from `/var/mail/root`

The mail forwarding was broken on one of my servers. Some emails accumulated in the local /var/mail/root mailbox instead of being forwarded. I fixed the forwarding now. Is there a way of reprocessing ...
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Saving all email headers from a specific folder in a text file (IMAP)

I have an IMAP mail account and would like to export the headers meaning subject, sender, and so on of all emails in a certain folder as a plain text file. For instance the outputted text file should ...
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GNU Emacs Gnus can't connect to gmail IMAP

I'm in the process of configuring Gnus to retrieve emails from my gmail account via IMAP. I have done as recommended at https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnusGmail, however I keep on getting errors from ...
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Clean IMAP local cache in Thunderbird

A friend of mine recently switched to Mutt as his mail client (I will, too). I was told by him that Mutt allows to save only mails with some age (maxage's parameter). Also he thinks that at Mutt you ...
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Outlook inbox unread count wrong (IMAP)

I have multiple IMAP accounts in my Outlook 2013 that are showing unread emails but there are no unread emails in this folder. The suggested solutions from similar problems with Exchange accounts do ...
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Recover lost address book contacts in Outlook after removing IMAP account

I recently removed an IMAP email account in Outlook 2010. When doing so, I was under the impression that my Outlook contacts were stored locally. But after removal, I noticed the address book was ...
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Thunderbird uses Maildir of MH?

have configured thunderbird to work with IMAP. I pretend to use notmuch to search for my emails, but I need to know if thunderbird uses Maildir or MH mail format? If not, can I can convert thunderbird ...
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IMAP: restrict synchronisation by total size

Many IMAP clients allow the user to configure them to only synchronise the most recent X days/weeks/etc of emails, e.g. the last 30 days. Is it possible for an IMAP client to allow the user to ...
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Google IMAP Login

I am trying to setup Outlook 2016 with my Google Account (Because I hate using Inbox for my emails and cannot get away from Google's stronghold). Now I have 2 Step Authentication enabled for my ...
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Outlook 2016 IMAP messages not showing in folders

Setup outlook 2016 for a colleague, all folders were synced the 1st time they performed a send & recieve & new messages are being delivered into the "inbox". Sub folders have been created but ...
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Folders in Outlook moving out of the hierachy of the Inbox

Why have my Outlook Inbox sub-folders become folders in their own right? I had a large number of Outlook folders arranged hierarchically, all nested within the Inbox. The hierarchy suddenly changed ...
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Is there any (dis-) advantage when creating subfolders in my IMAP Inbox?

My mailbox is full of subfolders inside the INBOX. I'm collecting/organizing my stuff in there. Is there any advantage when saving mails in flat folder structure? Instead: INBOX - ToDo - ...
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Outlook 2016 Remove Default Account

I setup MS outlook 2016 (from an office 365 install) on a colleagues PC. I mistakenly set it up as POP3 instead of IMAP. I added another account, IMAP this time & removed the default account from ...
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How to set up mutt so that it saves the sent messages to specific remote IMAP folder via bash scripts?

I've installed Zimbra Collaboration Suite on CentOS 7. I need to use mutt to send an email every hour. The problem is whenever my script executes mutt, it does not save the message into specific ...
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I can send local email successfully but the recipient does not get the email

I have set up local mail on a domain using CPanel. Using webmail I can send & receive emails successfully. But the recipient of my email does not actually receive the email. I can send / receive ...
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Best way to sort email into folders

I have an email account that I access over IMAP, there's a folder called MailingLists on it which contains mails from various mailing lists I'm subscribed to. There're dozens of thousands of messages ...
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Thunderbird IMAP server change

Our service provider recently changed servers. After doing the update lost all subfolders - even though i can see them on the computer, and when i direct the directory to it, still doesn't show in ...
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IMAP Email Server Provider [closed]

Looking for an email server provider where I would configure MX records on the domain and set up unlimited accounts via IMAP. Web interface for the email not needed. Just a mail server that can send ...
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How to *NOT* snyc READ status over IMAP clients?

Is it possible to NOT snyc READ flag or status in Outlook 2013/2016 over various IMAP clients, accessing and reading same e-mail account?
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Why can I send but not receive emails?

I have gotten a new email account with the following details: Email address: name@server.com Type: IMAP Incoming/Outgoing mail server: server.com Username: name@server.com ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to compact my IMAP folder after running filters?

I have a bunch of Thunderbird emails that distribute my email from my Inbox to a bunch of IMAP and local folders. Unfortunately, since this is IMAP, no message is actually moved: messages get copied ...
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Thunderbird: Deleting attachments while preserving email does not work

In order to save disc/server space, I want to delete the attachments of my emails (using IMAP) without deleting the message itself. Using Thunderbird, I am aware of the built-in function that can be ...
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Delete threads not containing emails from me

I'm looking clear out unneeded mail. Most of my mail originates from publicly archived mailing lists, so I only want to keep threads I've contributed to. I'm looking for a tool or solution that will ...
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How can I configure IMAP email accounts in Outlook with just a PST file?

I thought that was impossible, but I am mantaining a family of PCs from an enterprise, and they are configured as IMAP with only PST files. PCs are Windows 7/8 with Outlook 2010. Each PC has two ...
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osTicket installation issues

I tried to install osTicket on Debian 8 32-bit, but php5-imap, imap and php5enmod didn't install, and that affected the functioning of this application. I need help resolving this issue. When I tried ...
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Auto sync Windows 10 Mail app

I have a problem with Mail app on a Windows 10 system (updated from Windows 8). The sync settings just don't work on any email accounts and (of course) in the calendar app. I can open mail app up and ...
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Migrated onto Exchange but Outlook still using old IMAP server during setup

Merry Christmas Everyone! I decided to migrate from ISP IMAP hosting to Exchange Online. Everything went smoothly and I setup my phone without a hitch. However when it came to setting up Outlook on ...
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Don't show default Outlook Data File (.pst) on startup

You can't remove the default Outlook data file (see here or here). But I don't want that the inbox of the empty data file (only used for storing calendar events, because IMAP can't handle this) is ...
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Outlook 2010 only a few IMAP-Folders showing

A customer of mine has a strange problem. In Outlook 2010 (Home and Business) there are only a few IMAP folders showing up. I tried Right click on Account > Update Folder List and Right click on ...
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How to Synchronize Full Content of Mail Account and Local Directory via IMAP?

Is there tool which facilitates one-way synchronization of a mail account's content (accessible via IMAP) and a local directory? For example: An email with attachment is received - then that email is ...
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Solution to Windows 10 Mail not correctly recognizing IMAP mail accounts

When setting up a new mail account in the new Windows 10 Mail app, some providers are recognized as POP3 servers automatically, regardless that they offer IMAP as well. This is due to the fact that ...
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Windows 10 Mail Client Connected to GMail Account Has Ghost Mail in Inbox. How to Remove?

I'm using the Windows 10 Mail client on my laptop to connect via IMAP to my GMail account. In the course of trying to move an email from the Inbox to another folder, Mail hung up so I tried a couple ...
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Outlook [800CCCD2-0-0-322] with hMailServer

This is not a question, but rather an answers to others who might get the same problem. I found the Outlook 2013 IMAP synchronization error [800CCCD2-0-0-322] to be related to e-mails being too ...
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Configuration Courier Mail Server

I installed on ajenti V on vps server with ubuntu 15.10. The panel is working fine. I installed the plugin ajenti-v-mail, which established exim and courier. I set up a mail and it works well on ...
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How to keep messages from previous Thunderbird email account?

I had an email account on first hosting server with its IMAP and SMTP. The server has been cracked and now I couldn't read emails from it. I moved my doamin to another hosting server with another ...
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OpenBSD and Dovecot, external mail client can't recive mail

I have an OpenBSD serevr with OpenSMTPD and Dovecot, and I have a problem problem only with external mail clients. I can send mail but I can't receive mail from my IMAP/IMAPS server. With mutt ...
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IMAP: save messages locally when they get deleted from server

The scenario is: an IMAP server with little space (say 1GB) quite a few IMAP clients (say 2 phones, 1 tablet, 3 PCs) with an email client such as Thunderbird 38.3 or later What I'd like to achieve ...
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Auto Archive Email for IMAP linked account

I have a user that has 11 GB of email. It is from 12 years of use. He is accessing his email via IMAP and Outlook 2010. When synchronizing folders it takes forever. I would like to speed up the ...
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Issue with Amazon Workmail – looking for POP/IMAP workaround

We use Amazon Workmail for our email. I know it's a preview but it generally works well. Our company also picked up helpdesk software that needs to import email on the same domain using POP or IMAP. ...
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Thunderbird - Set Sent folder address

I have a pretty nasty problem with Thunderbird in the moment: On my IMAP Mailserver I have a folder called "Gesendete Objekte" which corresponds to "Sent Items". This is the location for all sent ...
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How to let Outlook search “Sent Messages” other than “Sent Items” as default IMAP sent emails' folder

I use iCloud mail service in Outlook and I love both of them, but after a deep Google search I found my problem still not solved: iCloud IMAP uses "Sent Messages" as the name of sent emails' folder, ...
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What is the Outlook equivalent of Thunderbird's IMAP “Order Received” column?

I need uniquely identify e-mails on the same IMAP server, across Outlook and Thunderbird configurations. Thunderbird's "Order Received" is a great tool for this, because the result is a simple integer ...
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Can I move/copy a rule from the client to the server using Outlook 2016 for Mac

I have rules working great on Outlook 2016 (for Mac), but I accidentally set one of them up client side. Is there a way to move the rule server side? Makes no difference if I only look at my email in ...
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Why can I authenticate to my gmail account neither from my printer, nor from my manually configured mail user agent?

I'm trying to set up a print that will send its scans by email. I created a gmail account specifically for the purpose. However no matter which way I configure the SMTP settings, I cannot get it to ...