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

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Imap proxy to google apps (forward login with different username)

We need a sulution to make a soft switch to the google apps servers. Since we have a large number of users we can't install the outlook plugin everywhere on just one day. We've also tried dual ...
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I have an email account from an ISP who only supports POP. Is there a way to get IMAP ability when the ISP does not support it?

I want to be able to view an account's emails on a number of multiple devices but currently, if you view an email on one device it is removed from the email server so the other devices then do not see ...
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Thunderbird forgets tags in IMAP mails immediately after adding them

I hope this Stack Exchange site is the right one. Since a few weeks we are experiencing unexpected behavior with the tag/flag handling of Thunderbird. After assigning a tag to a mail, Thunderbird is ...
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Roundcube login error

Using postfix, courier-imap, courier-pop, roundcube I get this error when trying to login through the roundcube web login: [08-Apr-2014 11:44:04 +0000]: IMAP Error: Login failed for user@domain.com ...
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How do I back up my 'rules', 'imap' settings, and 'favourites' in Outlook 2013?

I am about to rebuild my machine. I wan't to back up Outlook 2013 but I don't want to do all this business with .PST files I simply want to back up the settings because I use IMAP so everything should ...
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Configuring Outlook 2010 for Google Apps

This should be very simple to do I believe, however I've spent over an hour trying various methods found around the web and haven't got any further. Is anyone able to offer any assistance on why ...
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How to deal with huge IMAP account?

What are the best practices of an IMAP Outlook 2010 account? I found this link but I'd like more information on this http://www.oit.umn.edu/email/best-practices/index.htm For example, is a 20,000 ...
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Postfix/Courier - list known email accounts or addresses

I'm trying to set up an IMAP server. Its a new server in a migration. I thought I completed all the steps from Virtual mailboxes with courier-imap and postfix, but apparently I have missed something. ...
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IMAP server that handles its own accounts?

I have a Windows email server (not exchange) that I want to migrate away from. The Windows email server caused me some trouble in the past, and its time for it to go. I want to try a Linux email ...
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Gnus auth with username being prepended to domain

I'm trying to solve the problem of Gnus asking you to type a username which it then prepends to the IMAP domain, i.e. preventing Gnus from making username typed at prompt foo@bar.com into ...
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IMAP “failed to copy message to sent folder”

When I send a mail, it very often does popup a message saying "The message could not be saved to outgoing folder. Try again?" (most recent Thunderbird). I tried dumping the network traffic. After ...
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How to make iOS Mail.app recognize Courier's namespace prefix? [migrated]

I am using a Courier IMAP server which, per default, uses the 'INBOX.' prefix for all folders. On Mac OS X as a client this works just fine. On iOS however, I have to manually configure in the ...
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Archiving IMAP emails locally with mutt

In Thunderbird, I have the following folder structure: IMAP INBOX Archives 2014 Local Archives 2012 2013 2014 When I am in the IMAP inbox, I can press a and it will move it into ...
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Managing Privay : Sync outlook accounts based on connection type

My office monitors my inbound IMAP email address. I have two accounts configured in my outlook, one is personal and other one is official. My outlook polls my email accounts every 5 minutes. I want ...
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Setting up PGP on Win7

I got a problem getting PGP to work properly on win7, 64bit. What i want is a automatic encryption, if i have the public key of the recipient and an permanent decryption of received mails. As far as i ...
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Mutt new email status message force show

I am using mutt with remote gmail account where have gmail labels/folders as mutt mailboxes. When I am in some folder and mutt synchronizes it says in status: `You have new email in =Debian/Devel ...
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How to extract account information from thunderbird?

I can extract all information related with any outlook account from windows registry on windows machine. Like Incoming and outgoing server, username , encrypted password and account type(POP or IMAP). ...
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Import large number of messages from IMAP server to Gmail

Can I easily and quickly import a large number of messages (say, 75k) from one IMAP-enabled email provider to Gmail? Currently, all my archived messages live on Fastmail.fm, but I really miss some ...
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How to set an imap account without local pst storage in outlook?

This is my issue: I have 20 people sharing a Terminal Server, and they want to use MS Outlook 2010 to access their IMAP folders. Some are Gmail acocunts with over 10 Gb of emails. Some people use the ...
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Removing IMAP Folders

In my gmail account I have hidden the [IMAP]/Archive, [IMAP]/Drafts labels using the web interface. I've also removed any labels to these folders from any emails I have. The problem is that I still ...
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Disabling sentbox in postfix over Squirrelmail

I have installed POSTFIX over Squirrelmail on CentOS Linux... The services I have ran are: service httpd service ssl service mysql service postfix service saslauthd service dovecot But I want to ...
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Are Microsoft Exchange Personal Archives accessible over IMAP?

I am using IMAP (from Thunderbird) to access my mailbox on a Microsoft Exchange server. The Personal Archives have been configured on the Exchange server. Unfortunately they does not seem to be ...
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What happens if I delete mails in my client (imap)

I have a very small netbook with 16 GB SSD. Thus, I want to delete mails older than one month (using Linux claws-mail, but that's not crucial to the question). The question is, since I'm using IMAP, ...
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Look up outlook contact by IMAP mail

Let's say I recieve an email of my friend John Doe which he send from Outlook (via an Exchange server) and read it in my Outlook (via my Exchange server). When I read this email, I see his Outlook ...
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Script or method to move email from a POP Inbox to an IMAP Inbox on a headless server

I have cantankerous POP server from a remote legacy system that I can't control or change. My customers' need to receive all these emails on their internal IMAP server so all the office ...
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how to use Gmail tabs with IMAP?

Is there any way to apply an IMAP label to only the messages under the "Primary" tab in my Gmail? I'd like to use a console-based email client like Mutt or Gnus or Wanderlust to reply to messages, ...
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How to set Sent Items folder in MS Outlook 2010?

I am trying to configure a clients Outlook 2010 but they keep getting the message: The message cannot be saved to your IMAP email account Sent Items folder...etc I looked online and followed a ...
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How to determine if STARTTLS IMAP & SMTP connections are encrypted

I use Thunderbird to connect to an IMAP and SMTP server. This works on the port numbers usually associated with unencrypted mail, but I have specified STARTTLS and am told that the servers enable ...
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I cannot delete a duplicate folder in IMAP

I was using Outlook 2013 to copy all my e-mails from an old gmail account to a new one with IMAP. When I ran the copy, instead of putting all the e-mails into matching folders inside the [Gmail] ...
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Google Apps migration - Thunderbird emails to Gmail

I'm currently doing a migration of all our employee's email accounts to google. Some people use Outlook, others use Thunderbird. Moving outlook emails is ok as Google support migrating through pst ...
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Outlook for Mac 2008 & “This message is no longer available on the server”

I recently helped my client to transfer his mailaccount from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 (POP) box to a new, transfered IMAP account. He moved all the mails that where saved on that Outlook 2003 ...
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SSL (imap) doesn't work from some machines - ssl handshake failure - how to narrow down further?

A few days ago our IMAP SSL (port 993) connections stopped working from our home network two Windows 7 PCs in our home network. Two other PCs, one with Windows XP, one also with Win7 professional ...
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Server side mail search over IMAP

How do I configure Postbox (or Thunderbird, on which it is based) to perform server-side searches over IMAP? I have > 30000 emails on my Gmail account, and the search function of Postbox doesn't find ...
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How can I change my IMAP e-mail address in Outlook and retain all my emails and folders?

I'm using Outlook 2010. I want to change my e-mail address from name@domain1.com to name@domain2.net. Both e-mail addresses sync with the mail server via IMAP. I can change the email address and ...
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How to avoid deleting emails from Dovecot

We have a Dovecot server configured for internal usage purpose and Thunderbird as a email client with IMAP protocol. I have never used either of the software, so my questions are a bit naive. Due to ...
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Understanding Postfix and Courier IMAP

I'm setting up my own mail server, and I'm very new at this... and I'm getting lost. I need your help in determining some parameters the way I know them already, because the configuration is huge. ...
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Getmail: Can it remove deleted messages?

I understand that getmail can download messages via IMAP. But what about deleted messages? Can I set up getmail to remove deleted messages also from the local disk? Background: I’m looking for a ...
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Host name of Rediffmail which can be used with IMAP

What is the host name and port number Rediff provides which can be used with IMAP to access emails received.
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Mailserver standard filenames? [closed]

I have 3 mailboxes (gmail, 2 from univeristy) and 3 mailclients (apple mail, k9, thunderbird, evolution at work). Getting the clients to work together is a pain in the .... What are the names for ...
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Is it possible to have Thunderbird-like local folders in claws-mail?

I like using claws-mail with an IMAP email account, but I need a way to move mail from my size-limited inbox to a local folder and still be able to search through it. Is this possible using a local ...
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Migrate closed Smartermail email inboxes to paid Gmail inboxes

I closed my 2 Smartermail email accounts, and set-up 2 identically named paid Gmail accounts. I want to move my 2 existing Smartermail inbox emails to my Gmail accounts that have exactly the same ...
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How long will it take for Thunderbird mail settings to take effect?

I have a few IMAP accounts set up in Thunderbird, and some of them are taking up quite a lot of disk space. To save space, I’ve now told it to synchronise only the most recent few days. One guideline ...
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Windows 8/8.1 mail 'as items arrive' not quite on mark

I got a bunch of email accounts(GMail, Outlook.com etc.) configured with IMAP on Windows 8.1 built in mail app and configured to fetch emails "as they arrive". But, it does not quite work as it claims ...
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What's the best way to back up all my IMAP mailboxes with Outlook 2013?

I have set up Outlook 2013 through Control Panel (Mail 32bit) [Windows 8] to now store a .PST file in my dropbox folder so I am automatically backed up. However I don't really get how this will work ...
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Cannot connect to pop3 or imap with Dovecot

Connections are refused on my server. Note: I am trying to connect from localhost here. Command I'm trying to use to test: user@hostname:~$ telnet localhost pop3 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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Email forwarding go to IMAP account instead of POP3

I have same accounts (myname@domain.com) setup in Outlook with different account type (IMAP/POP3), most of the scenario all incoming email will received in POP3 account, my problem is, I got one email ...
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outllook 2010 imap multiple accounts

I use Gmail settings feature to fetch email from a few different accounts to a unique main address. Then I use outlook 2010 to download all that mail with IMAP. the problem is that outlook replies ...
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Delete messages from IMAP

I have a large number of emails in my Rackspace inbox (~560,000 messages totaling 10GB). It wasn't maintained because all mail was being forwarded to a Gmail account (forwarded, while keeping the ...
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How to get Thunderbird to collect addresses from all messages?

I've created a new TBird account to 'look at' an IMAP account on some mail server. I have all the headers now, not all the bodies, and have read a couple of messages. Unfortunately, Thunderbird's ...
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Sorting IMAP Email Errors

I have an IMAP mailbox through FastMail.com and I'm using Mail.app in Mac OS X Mavericks. I have two mailboxes, A and B. A has some known errors of unknown type, namely that I copied a few thousand ...