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

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Fetch outlook.com folders using IMAP

If I try to fetch my mails using IMAP from outlook.com, I get them all in the same folder. Is it possible to have them in separate folders as they are on outlook.com? Also, am I only fetching the ...
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Exchange 2013 not showing IMAP or POP3 server [on hold]

When going on Settings for POP or IMAP Access via OWA, all the settings show Not available. I made sure that Microsoft Exchange IMAP4, Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 Backend, Microsoft Exchange POP3 and ...
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XAMPP Mercury Mail not accepting logins

So, on my XAMPP installation, I'm trying to set up email courtesy of Mercury Mail. The issue here is that when I run the checks on my RoundCube installation, it says it can send mail and connect to ...
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How to backup email in Thunderbird using IMAP and not deleting them on server?

I would like to backup my emails from an IMAP server. One solution I found is to use Thunderbird' Archive option. However, in order to keep email on server, I have to undelete them all after ...
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Move thousands of thunderbird mail to outlook.com

I'm trying to move my 12+ years of email to one cloud account on outlook.com for ubiquitous access and searchability. It's scattered in 10+ accounts in a Thunderbird client. About 40.000 msgs. I've ...
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Dovecot imap connection closed by remote host

I have setup postfix and dovecot on my ubuntu 14.04 on a digitalocean droplet. When I telnet to my localhost on imap, I get the output below, can anyone help me.. telnet 127.0.0.1 143 Trying ...
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Outlook Gmail IMAP “too many simultaneous connections”

Outlook 2007 with a Gmail account receives the following error message. I have setup multiple Gmail-Outlook-IMAP configurations and have never come across this error before. "Your IMAP server wants ...
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Send as permission from another mail box in IMAP

I am using exchange server 2010 and outlook 2010. I have problem sending from second mailbox when I use IMAP/SMTP for users. Example: I need the user@domain.com to have permission to send from ...
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Marking automatically moved to folders (using rules) messages as Unread in Outlook 2010 / Gmail

When using outlook 2010 and Gmail / IMAP using a rule to move a message to a folder also marks it as read. There is a previous question on this topic but no answers that work for me. The first answer ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2013 IMAP server alert

I keep getting this pop up alert in MS Outlook 2013: "Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: cannot move folder into nonexistent folder" I have no idea how to fix this. Apparently I ...
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Move large amounts of emails into another IMAP account one-by-one in Thunderbird

When selecting a few hundred mails in one IMAP account and move them into another account, Thunderbird seems to work like this: first Thunderbird starts with downloading them somewhere temporary if ...
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Outlook 2010 Deleted Emails only stored online not Locally in Trash folder

I am using outlook 2010 on my computer as email software. My email provider is godaddy.com (secureserver.net). I've done a variety of searched but can't find my problem directly. When deleting ...
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Why Outlook imap don't retrive emails?

One of my customer is having a problem with Outlook 2013. Each morning Outlook does not show any new mails. Send and recieve button opens popup, send ok, then halt half a second on recieve and then ...
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Downloading 15gb+ worth of emails from gmail via imap without triggering account suspension

Im switching my email client (from mac mail to airmail) ive got a gmail account i want to move over this account is running on Google Apps for Business and is c. 15gb in size. I want to setup this ...
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Cyrus-Imap - STARTTLS negotiation failed

I'm configuring a mail server on Fedora and i have a problem. I can autenthicate using Horde, but, when i try to authenticate using THunderbird, i get this message: configuration could not be ...
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How do I make deleted emails go to the Outlook Trash, not just Gmail trash?

I use Outlook 2013 with four email accounts on my notebook computer (Windows 8.1). For three of the accounts, every email I delete is sent to a Trash or Deleted folder in Outlook where I can recover ...
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Why does Google call Thunderbird “less secure”?

I've never had problems using Gmail with Thunderbird yet, but while trying to use a free software client for Google Talk/Chat/Hangout I've discovered that, according to Google's document on "less ...
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Use IMAP and fetchmail to download messages not seen locally

I have my email stored on a server and I read it from a couple of devices (usually either my smartphone or laptop). I often view messages on my phone but want to respond on my laptop if a longer ...
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Cyrus-Imap: cyradm: cannot authenticate to server with as cyrus

I'm a begginer in IMAP. When i do cyradm --user cyrus localhost, i get: [root@SRD-GrupoG-Server lib]# cyradm --user cyrus localhost IMAP Password: Login failed: generic failure at ...
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Outlook 2013 Inbox synchronizes but does not download email

My inbox in Outlook 2013 synchronizes, but no emails are downloaded. Other folders download fine. I tried the "workaround that always works" in another thread (WORKAROUND THAT ALWAYS WORKS) 4. If ...
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Thunderbird - How to change location of sent mail folder (IMAP)

In thunderbird / gmail imap, the only folders in the root are: Inbox Gmail All the other folders are inside Gmail, as subfolders. I would like to make them all to the root, so Sent would be in root ...
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Import existing Outlook email into IMAP server

A client of mine had several issues with their previous host. I offered them hosting for both their website and email, unfortunately all the backups of the website have been removed by the old host. ...
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Why would one prefer POP3 over IMAP in outlook

I've seen 2 different experienced administrators - who don't know each other - configure Outlook for their customers to use POP3, even tough IMAP was available. What are good reasons to use POP3 ...
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How do I configure Mail to download my messages via IMAP/Gmail?

I've configured Mail to access Gmail via IMAP. I've also configured Gmail, in it's settings, to limit each IMAP folder to only download 1000 of each folder. The problem is that I have a folder that ...
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outlook 2013 not porting up copied imap folders

I recently moved to a new email host and I was moving the folders by right clicking the folder and selecting the new account and copy, from my old host to the new host. I should have copied them but I ...
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Thunderbird hanging on 'Sending login information' with Gmail IMAP

We have a couple of Windows 7 desktops running the latest version of Thunderbird. They are trying to connect to Gmail via IMAP, which has worked fine up until today. One of the desktops now seems to ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2013 not uploading new folders to IMAP

I am using Microsoft Outlook 2013 with IMAP. I have made many folders in Outlook to archive the e-mails to the right project. But Outlook isn't uploading these new folders anymore. When i use ...
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Is Exchange faster than IMAP?

I have subscribed to a new email provider that provides both "Exchange" and IMAP. I am familiar with IMAP so I configured it on OS X Mail (Mail.app), but it is extremely slow, with occasional ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 and IMAP default inbox folder behavior [duplicate]

Say I set up a an IMAP account in Outlook 2010. The inbox for this account is stored separately from the main Outlook PST data file. How can I default the PST main inbox be the inbox for the main IMAP ...
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What behavior will pop3 in outlook with keep for x days and imap on phone exhibit?

So, I've been told I need to have my work email on my personal phone. Even though our mail server supports IMAP and literally has gigabytes to spare, company policy is to use POP to keep the servers ...
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Download old IMAP emails using POP3 in Outlook 2013

I have a web/email hosting account with emails configured in outlook. I recently realised that I had accidentally configured Outlook 2013 to use IMAP instead of POP3 when I received a notification ...
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How can I store old emails outside of my IMAP account?

I have a bunch of old mails in my inbox. I access it via Microsoft Outlook using the IMAP protocol. My server space is running out :(. I want to keep the old mails available and searchable and easy ...
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Outlook - Send email without receiving new messages

I'm using Outlook 2013 via IMAP, and would like it to send emails immediately (or with a small delay), but only receive emails when I explicitly want to check for them. I've tried Disabling Scheduled ...
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How to automatically move mail from POP account to IMAP account using mutt

I have two mailboxes, one that is accessible exclusively via POP3 (user@pop.com) & a second one that supports IMAP (user@imap.com). The SMTP server that belongs to the IMAP account can send mail ...
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Converting from pop to imap

I have an ipad, and ipad air and a gateway desktop computer. I would like all 3 devices to be identical when in outlook. I am using outlook 2007. I am told I have to swith from pop to imap in ...
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Instant Search not working on IMAP folders Outlook 2013

I have 3 IMAP accounts and two POP accounts set up in Outlook 2013. Instant Search works perfectly on the POP accounts and Search works on all accounts but in the IMAP mailboxes when I type something ...
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IMAP mail server for Linux

I have several mail accounts and it bothers me that my set of filtering rules are only applied on the client side. For example, if I receive a mail while I'm on my laptop, the filtering rules ...
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Stop thunderbird from re downloading messages after profile move

I have email account setup with imap and local folder synchronization. recently i moved my profile to a new machine and when it starts up it keeps re downloading the messages in the local folder. I ...
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Emulate an LDAP-Authentication based on IMAP

Is there a way to emulate a LDAP-Server while in the background authenticate against an IMAP-Server? Explanation: I'm running some services in in our local network like Git, SVN, Seafile and ...
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Import saved email into IMAP folder

I accidentally deleted an email and then mis-clicked on it in the trash folder, deleting it permanently (Mail on iOS). I managed to log onto another machine with an open IMAP client (Thunderbird) and ...
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First mail message in new mail folder disappears (Gmail in outlook2013)

I have a gmail account in outlook2013 synchronizing with imap. Everything works fine except the next situation. I create a new folder (not in inbox) and move an existing message from some folder to ...
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Sub-folders in Dovecot?

How can I enable my Dovecot IMAP server to support sub-folders? When I am trying to do an imapsync from my Gmail account to my Dovecot IMAP server I keep getting the following error: NO [CANNOT] ...
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How to bundle OfflineIMAP and Evolution 3.10+?

I have tried OfflineIMAP (6.5.5) and Evolution (3.10.4) as described here. As a result I get: OfflineIMAP checks out all mail under ~/Mail with folders mapping like ~/Mail/Folder, ...
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Mail.app IMAP connection to gmail times out all the time

I am using Mail.app (7.3 from Mavericks) with Gmail (Google apps mail). It has always worked fine, but suddenly I see serious periodic connection issues. My accounts show "The connection to the ...
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Thunderbird can't sync IMAP tags using an Exchange 2013 IMAP server?

Exchange doesn't support IMAP tags properly so I can't switch between Thunderbird installations on various computers and have my tags persist. Is anyone aware of a work around, plugin or similar to ...
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“Date received” timestamp incorrect after IMAP to Exchange migration

We've migrated some IMAP messages to Exchange. One particular mailbox was transferred to Exchange in OS X's Mail program (we dragged & dropped the messages), version 5, and now the entire "Sent" ...
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What is stored in IMAP .pst file in MS Outlook?

What exactly contains .pst file (anything besides emails) which is being created when I set up IMAP account in Outlook? What is the difference between it and .pst that is being created with POP ...
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Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Email is too large, limit size to less than 20 MB

I use email with outlook 2013 and imap to my godaddy webmail which is unlimited. I keep getting this error - ""Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Email is too large, limit size to ...
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Unable to delete emails because mailbox is full

I just realized my email mailbox is full. (I'm using imap) I looked at my emails and saw two with a size of 21MB. I wanted to delete them but whenever I try to delete I get this message from sever ...
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Outlook “skip” on reciving mail from 1 account

I added a Gmail account to outlook.for some reason when i do "send/receive" its send receive on 2 previous accounts, on the new account its only "sending". is see like this: account 1 sending. ...