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

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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 ...
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Move deleted mails to another folder besides Gmail's trash

I have set up a Gmail account with IMAP at Thunderbird (17.0.9). Everything so far works good. When I delete my mails the are moved under Gmail's Trash But this is something I do not want to happen ...
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How configure maximum IMAP connections in OSX 10.9 Maverick via terminal?

i'm updating mail server from Lyon to Maverick, all is working now ok, but i have some random problems with users who cannot connect in some moment, but problem solves without any action in I didn't ...
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Backup “sent mail” folder from gmail to ubuntu

I use gmail, but would like to have a local backup (on a ubuntu machine) of the emails as well. (I do not need two way synchronisation or anything like that, just backup) I already back up all ...
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Is there a program that can share/access a directory via IMAP?

Is there a way to have a particular directory be served via IMAP (on Linux, or OS X)? Support for read operations would be enough (supporting delete would be great, moving & creating files & ...
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Import offline IMAP email to Gmail

I have a lot of email, stored in IMAP folders on a Mac, using the Mail.app. However, the actual IMAP account doesn't exist, it's been deleted, without ability to be recovered. Luckily I set the ...
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Access imap sever from gmail through a proxy

In gmail one can read email from different sources as long as the source provide a pop3 access. My university only allow imap access to email. I'm thinking about having a proxy that act as an imap ...
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No new messages in Inbox using Outlook 2013, IMAP, but messages appear in Sent

I'm having a problem similar to this but the provided answer didn't resolve it. Symptoms: Using a non-gmail email service, I've configured IMAP across multiple devices using the same settings and ...
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Mac Mail - Hotmail incoming mail sync

I'm new in Mac OS and I'm using Mavericks. I'm trying to set up my Hotmail account with the Mac mail client. I learnt that in September Microsoft finally supported IMAP so I can set up the ...
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Synchronize email accounts

I'd Like to synchronize 2 email accounts. One empty and one with a bunch of emails. How do I do this without any loss? I know thunderbird lets you MOVE emails but it won't let you COPY them, IF I ...
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I have Windows 7 on my laptop and today I can't get into my Outlook 2010. Get odd error message

No matter what I do I can't get into my Outlook 2010 on my laptop. Every time I try I get the same error msg: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web ...
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Outlook does not let me to close Gmail folder

I have a Gmail account set up with imap in Outlook 2010. Something went wrong awhile back. The Gmail does not download (or synchronize) unless I click on the main folder to open the folder hierarchy ...
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Copy large amount of mail from one IMAP account to another (Outlook user)

One of my clients wants to consolidate their domains into one umbrella domain, which also means that they want to COPY all mail from multiple IMAP accounts, to their new single IMAP account. It is ...
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Moving ~11GB mail from PST to Outlook.com via IMAP?

I'm looking for any possible solutions for migrating about eleven gigs of email from an Outlook PST to Outlook.com. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of folders and subfolders that need to be ...
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Possible to mimic Public Folders with shared IMAP email account?

Our small firm of 7 employees has pop3 email accounts and no mail server. So, our emails are delivered to each Outlook email client. The individual Outlook PST files are saved and backed up on a file ...
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What is the right way to share a Thunderbird (v.24) profile between Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)?

I have the following setup: I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a main working system (host) and Windows 7 running in VirtualBox as a secondary system (guest). I've created a profile in Mozilla Thunderbird ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps asking for credentials when adding new account

I wanted to add an IMAP account to Office Outlook 2013 (university account) and when "Testing the account" (sending a test email) the programme keeps asking me for my credentials. No matter if I check ...
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Use IMAP and POP3 at the same account

I have always used POP3 with my notebook and GMAIL account. Now I will have 2 notebooks, one at work and one at home, and I would like my email to be sincronized. If I send an email in work I would ...
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My imap account occasionally gives a timeout error

I've got a few email addresses setup in Apple Mail. An iCloud address, one of my internet provider and one of my hosting company. The last one is giving me problems. Every now and then when I go to ...
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DAVMail for Lotus Notes

My company uses Lotus Notes (8.5 version of the client). Sigh... Anyway, I've installed the client on Ubuntu and OS X. It works, slowly. It also hogs memory and has no integration with the OS. I'd ...
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Import emails from Claws IMAP cache [closed]

I am trying to import an IMAP account composed of many folders from Claws Mail internal cache. Claws is unfortunately unable to export all the folders by selecting the root account. When checking the ...
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How to block IP for someone who keeps trying to access my mail server?

I recently configured cPanel on my VPS. And today I saw the logs in /var/log/messages showing some IP keeps trying to login and failed: Oct 19 18:10:30 servername dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted ...
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Receive Email using outlook/Windows Mail from your Synology mail server

I got a problem now in the settings in Windows Mail (Outlook) regarding in the POP3 or IMAP. I am sure I didn't set up any POP3 port and IMAP port in our router. And the only thing that I set up in ...
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mozilla thunderbird can receive emails but cannot send (imap/postfix)

i run a dovecot imap server on an ubuntu 8.04 machine (old, i know, but there's no chance of an upgrade any time soon). anyway, all was working smoothly until i rebooted the server the other day and ...
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Rename $label1-5 in Thunderbird so they become tags

Thunderbird stores five special tags as $label1, $label2, ..., $label5 and then internally associates a (somewhat fixed) name to those (Important, Work, ...). In an IMAP context, it syncs these as ...
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How to automatically get mail from work Exchange server into Gmail

My work recently turned off forwarding of email coming in to our work addresses (grrr) but I am addicted to the gmail user interface and to my collection of all my mails in gmail. Can anyone suggest ...
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Cannot drag images from Thunderbird to Word

I have a user who is using Thunderbird 24 (via an IMAP account) and Word 2003. When this user had been using Outlook to access her email, she could just drag images from Outlook to Word. After the ...
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How do I write an imapfilter “does not contain” email rule please?

I've recently installed imapfilter. I have some simple copy and pasted rules that I like, such as this in my config lua file: results = account1.INBOX:contain_from('git@gitosis.mycompany.com') ...
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Can't See All Folders In Outlook 2013 Or Mozilla Thunderbird While Using The POP Protocol

I have an unlimited business email account with GoDaddy. I have tried logging in with both Outlook 2013 and Mozilla Thunderbird with the POP(3?) protocol, but I am only able to see folders like Inbox, ...
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MS Outlook (IMAP) - random sent location

I have a few computers with Outlook 2010 configured to work with the IMAP server. On the all of them in the account options I've set it to store sent items in the sent folder on the IMAP server. The ...
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Is it possible to proxy IMAP connections to an Exchange server?

At work, they have an MS Exchange Server which I have no control over. It doesn't have IMAP connection support configured, nor Outlook Web Access (as far as I can tell). I read that Evolution supports ...
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Given one can IMAP upload emails to Gmail, how can one prove gmail content is original?

Given that one can upload emails to gmail via IMAP, via methods such as: http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/qt/How_to_Import_Mail_from_Mozilla_Thunderbird_in_Gmail.htm Is there a method to prove ...
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Convenient way to remove html part of multipart/alternative messages on imap server

Is there a convenient way to remove the text/html part of multipart/alternative messages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME#Alternative) on an imap server, creating a non-multipart text/plain ...