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

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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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If I copy my local folder messages to imap folder will it prevent resync of all messages?

I've started using IMAP. I have all my pop3 messages saved in local folders. To prevent imap from downloading all the messages again (with their respective attachments), could it be possible that I ...
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Is there a way to convert Exchange EAS to AWS or IMAP?

My company has, for the last few months, been having problems with the Exchange Web Services (EWS) side of the Exchange server. For whatever reason (seems to be connected to mailbox size), I'm one of ...
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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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Are imap emails saved locally in outlook 2013?

I have an imap account that was deleted on the email server. Is there any chance those emails are saved locally anywhere? Any possible way of recovering them? We are using outlook 2013.
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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. ...
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Can IMAP clients read my contacts from Office 365?

I'm using a Mac. I'm using Postbox as my email client (which is actually Firefox thunderbird under the hood). I'm connecting to my email that is hosted in Office 365 via IMAP. Email works great. ...
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Why do certain replied emails missing threading when replied back in Mutt?

I use Mutt for emails. I have threads enabled and I can see that most of the emails are threaded in Mutt. So that is all good. But sometimes I reply to an email and the answer(from other person) to ...
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GMail-style archiving workflow for vanilla IMAP?

I have used GMail in the past, but am now using a standard, non-Gmail IMAP server for mail. Because GMail has influenced my approach to organizing and processing mail, I'm trying to understand how a ...
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“Select folder for offline use” without storing attachments

Is it possible to tell Thunderbird to make a folder available for offline use, but to fetch attachments on demand? I'd like to be able to fulltext-search my archives when offline, yet I hardly ever ...
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How to backup old emails locally in Thunderbird and then remove them from IMAP server?

I am using Godaddy IMAP email with Thunderbird as my desktop client on Windows 7. The email service has unlimited mailbox size but the local Thunderbird is having troubles due to the large size of the ...
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Im using Thuderbird IMAP accesing my Gmail account, what folder needs to subscribe and what safe to unsubscribe?

Im using Thuderbird IMAP accesing my Gmail account, what folder needs to subscribe and what safe to unsubscribe? I ask this because I noticed that the messages inside say example: Important Folder, ...
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Postbox no longer displays my Account subfolders

Problem: Since updating to 3.0.11 I've found that all of my sub-folders have disappeared. Ordinarily clicking my gmail account under 'All Accounts' I could then see a set of folders in the lower ...
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How to automatically delete emails from gmail server?

I am using Gmail-managed personal domain email account through Outlook. I am having the problem of limited server space. There is limited server space for emails on Gmail. I want to use IMAP for my ...
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Nexus IMAP saving attachments as text files

I have a number of users who use Nexus 7 (2012) tablets with an IMAP email account using the stock email client. When they send emails with attachments, the emails are sent correctly and the ...
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Cant Login With IMAP From Remote Source

I have dovecot and postfix installed and working fine with roundcube. I can send and receive emails, but only from roundcube. I want to set this up with my phone so i can access this email account ...
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Outlook 2013 with an Outlook.com account and an IMAP account yields multiple sent items

There is a problem with Outlook 2013 that came up recently. I have two e-mail accounts: on outlook.com and one in my own serwer (used via IMAP). I'm trying to setup Outlook 2013 in order to use both ...
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Postfix Relay Access Denied When Sending To Gmail With Telnet

I have postfix and dovecot setup to deal with mail for my domain. imap appears to work ok when reading local mail but when i try to send an email using telnet with localhost and the smtp port it gives ...