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

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Outlook and GMail - Subfolder under Inbox or [GMail]

I am configuring an Outlook 2016 client to work with GMail via IMAP. As Google uses labels to categorise messages I am a little confused as to whether I should create my folders (in Outlook) under the ...
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Google Apps for Work: keeping in sync Office 365 account after IMAP import [migrated]

I've started importing my Office 365 emails in my Google Apps for Work account using the IMAP import function (I must say it's really slow... will probably end to import my 8000 emails in 2/3 days..). ...
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ISP supports POP3

I use my ISP email service. By default my ISP provides the email service with POP3 protocol and no SSL security to fetch the email. I need to access my email in my smartphone, tablet, laptop but POP3 ...
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Outlook archive function from IMAP folder to local folder

I have a 1GB mailbox, now my mail client downloads messages to local folders via POP because 1GB is not enought to leave them online. Now I would like to share the mailbox with another computer, ...
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Nesting Gmail IMAP folders properly in Thunderbird?

I know Gmail uses their own strange implementation of IMAP, but is there a way to make the folders nest properly when loaded in Thunderbird? I have a bunch of custom folders that seem to nest ...
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Thunderbird made mail vanish, not deleted, when trying to copy

I was in a rush and I tried following the instructions here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/its/help/faq?faqid=1455 to make another backup copy of my email. I have a gmail account set up with Thunderbird in ...
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Why imap login in loop very slow?

I'm trying to connect to dovecot by imap via Java mail api. My approach described here. Bill Shannon, author of the Java Mail api recommended me to check carefully my server side (I have dovecot at ...
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What do I need to do if I am to setup a Mail server on a RaspberryPi?

I have a pi and want to have a mail server for myself and my small team of 5 devs. Initially I setup sendmail to send mails from this server, but now I wish to receive and access mails as well (via ...
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how to access gmvault from behind a proxy?

I am a very satisfied user of gmvalut. But I found that I cannot use it from behind a proxy at my workplace. Is there any way to make gmvalut work in this situation? I vaguely remember somewhere ...
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How to access Exchange shared mailbox from Thunderbird, different domains

I have an email address like myname@company1.com and I want to access a shared mailbox sharedmailbox@company2.com, where company1 and company2 are just different names at the same server. I use ...
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Outlook 2010 gmail setup error

I installed Outlook 2010 on a new Win 10 machine. It is also on my Win 7 machine. I'm transitioning from Win 7 to Win 10. I can't connect to gmail. It is the only email account I use. I am using IMAP....
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Removing unnecessary nested subfolder structure under Inbox in Thunderbird 45.0

Normally IMAP folders are ordered without any subfolders. So Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Junk and Deleted are within the same row/level. At some point in history these folders somehow went underneath my ...
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Outlook 2010 IMAP only keeps latest 2 days, want to keep 2 months?

I'm using Outlook 2010 on my laptop. My account is set up as IMAP because I don't want this to be independent of the server. However, it only shows the last few days of mail, and while on the road I ...
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How to recover files from an .ost?

When I search for this question on Google I find many results, but none of them seem to work for me. Here's my situation: I use an online mail box via IMAP. I accidentally forgot to move a folder ...
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mutt: finding mailboxes with status O (old) unread messages

Setup: I have a mailserver with mutt installed. The server also has the dovecot IMAP server installed. I read mail both on the server using mutt, and using IMAP clients (eg on my phone). Mail is ...
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Are the emails inside the outbox folder stored locally on the machine where the mail was sent

I'm asking this question because I got curious about an email I'm sending from the office with Outlook using the Delay delivery option. When I searched for that mail at home to modify it on Outlook, I ...
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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 error"...
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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 ...