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

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Can't configure Gmail account in Thunderbird - Configuration could not be verified

I've been using Thunderbird with Gmail for ages now and recently switched to Windows 10. I installed Thunderbird and set up my Gmail account on it, no problem. It's been working like a charm. This ...
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2 IMAP accounts, but only 1 saves 'sent' messages

I have set up 2 accounts (Outlook 2013), both IMAP on different servers. One has a sent folder, where a copy of all sent messages is saved. The other has an outbox but doesn't save sent messages. All ...
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Why do my email drafts linger in my Outlook drafts folder?

Whenever I type an email or a reply to an email, the email draft remains in my drafts folder, even after sending them. This is really confusing for me, since it makes me think that I haven't sent them ...
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Import/export or retrieve Thunderbird tags from IMAP server

My experience with tagging IMAP messages in Thunderbird is that those tags will be saved on the server (from what I read they as stored as IMAP keywords), so they are synced, but if you access the ...
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Thunderbird Slow at Receiving Emails

I've been recently having some problems with Thunderbird (38.2.0). I'm using Gmail and Hermes (Cambridge Uni's email service) IMAP/SMTP. I receive emails through, but they are often delayed. For ...
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Can't Telnet to remote host - but can telnet locally (Ports 110,143,993,995)

I've been attempting to set up a Mail Server Via PostFix and DoveCot on ubuntu 14.04 for too long now and I'm on the home stretch of having it working. I'm running a virtual machine with ubuntu, I ...
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How to push IMAP messages from Android to a server or to backup location?

Background: My Linux-Apache server ran an IMAP email server to which I had connected my Android phone and PC. Since it's IMAP, things were automatically kept in sync. The Apache server was recently ...
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IMAP folders and emails missing in Outlook and iPhone after upgrading hosting

Hope I can get some help. Last week we upgraded a shared hosting to cloud hosting on Bluehost. One of the IMAP email accounts had two super important folders with dozens of subfolders and thousands of ...
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Looking for a email client for low capacity windows tablet [closed]

I am using Windows Live Mail for many years on my desktop pc, work great so far. However, WLM doesn't work well on my Windows Tablet (32GB), because it downloaded all my email messages and ...
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Thunderbird folder layout and/or namespaces for gmail

Short version: I want Thunderbird to show me gmail's "All Mail" label (and nothing else, not even the Inbox). Long version: Here's the default folder layout in Thunderbird for a gmail account: ...
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Sync or export only Thunderbird account settings

There are many (old and not so old) topics about this, but they all deal with synchronizing the whole Thunderbird profile across computers. I am not interested in that, I just want a nice way to ...
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0x80040119 Error while sending email

I am trying to configure my mailboxes on Outlook 2013 on my new laptop. My local Exchange mail box is configured OK and I am able to send and receive mail with it. When I try to add my Gmail's IMAP ...
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How can I “undo” fetchmail/copy the mails back to my IMAP server?

Well... as already stated I did a pretty dumb move by using fetchmail without the "keep" option, and now my mails are, of course, all offline. What's the best way to put them all back on the IMAP ...
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IMAP server and mails

In Outlook 2007 I have a IMP account. The problem is that I regularly delete emails which means they go into the deleted items folder but they are not deleted from the server (as I think you have to ...
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Mail for Mac not showing IMAP folders

When connecting the Mail application to an IMAP account: I’m only able to see the inbox. The list of available folders to subscribe to is empty. Software details: Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mail Version ...
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SASL fails to auth against LDAP

So I am running into a whirlwind of issues with my cyrus install. I am setting up a multi-domain kolab groupware solution. I am on centos 6.7 I am getting this flooding my error logs when I try to ...
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Why use both Dovecot and Postfix?

Just out of curiosity, there are dozens / hundreds of tutorials helping you setup a dovecot - postfix mail server. On the surface, both of them are email servers, why use both? Mail servers are ...
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SMTP from gmail webclient and sent folder

I want to manage my personal (gmail account) and company mail accounts (not a gmail account) together from my gmail webclient. I know gmail has no support to configure IMAP accounts for external ...
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Incorrect password on latest version, works on ESR, msmtp doesn't work

I can't login to my work mail server using the latest Thunderbird version (38.2.0), but it works with the ESR 17.0.11 version. The message that I get is something like "incorrect username or password" ...
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Thunderbird keeps downloading old emails

Microsoft live.com email use POP3. So e.g. I get new email, I read it and delete. Thunderbird checks for new mails 5 minutes later and redownloads same email I just read 5 minutes ago and deleted it. ...
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Need to know settings to download full mail items for IMAP account in Outlook 2013

I'm using IMAP account in Outlook 2013 and I need to set my settings as default that whenever a mail arrives it is downloaded fully. Currently when I click to read a mail it takes time to download ...
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Moving message from trash to inbox causes message to get lost in Thunderbird

Thunderbird 38.1.0 When I delete an email message from my inbox it goes to trash folder. If I try to move it back to the inbox it just disappears. I can not find it anywhere. I can move messages ...
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Thunderbird delivering emails to wrong inbox

I have Thunderbird set up to use IMAP on GMail, and I have a whole slew of filters. I have an Inbox, a folder named "important" and about 30 other folders. My first filter moves messages from people ...
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Outlook 2013 showing “sent” email as “draft” item in “Sent” folder

I have an issue on my work computer. As explained in the title, Sent message move to "Sent" folder (IMAP), but it shows as a draft in the "sent" folder. - Sent items are showing at webmail too, but in ...
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Test authentication credentials in imaps without manual typing

In terminal I call: openssl s_client -crlf -connect outlook.office365.com:993 Then I get nice prompt: * OK The Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service is ready. And then I can simply type: a login ...
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Cannot connect to specific mail-provider (IMAP/SMTP/CalDAV) on specific local account

I cannot connect to a specific mail provider using Apple's Mail (IMAP/SMTP), Calendar (CalDAV) and so on (Internet Accounts) on OS X 10.10.4. On trying to connect, I'm asked for my password which is ...
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Backup (archive) IMAP messages to file

Is there any tool which may help with archiving my old emails? I'd like to save all messages older than x (eg. a year) to my local disk (eg. to burn to DVD) eg. in .eml format, with all attachments ...
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Strange TCP Connections - How to kill

My parents Mac is having some random issues - my mum paid £160 to get the computer repaired as there were some "trojans" according to the guy on the phone from india On hearing this news I had a ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2013 sends Return Receipt via another account

I have 2 accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2013. First is POP3+SMTP and is marked as default. Second is IMAP+SMTP. When a message arrives through that Second account and if that message have set ...
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How to make rules run on other imap folders in Outlook 2013?

On imap, in Outlook 2013, rules only see to run on inbox. How can I make them run on other (or all) folders? I found an 5 year old post that suggested a VBA macro here. Is there a better way?
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How to delete mail from server after download with IMAP using Thunderbird?

I would like for my webmail to delete my mail after Thunderbird downloads it (I have it set to IMAP not POP; correction from original wording), so that I will only be storing my mail on my machine. ...
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Folders created in Outlook 2013 not showing up as labels in GMail. Reverse does work

When I create a folder in Outlook 2013 under my GMail IMAP account it is not showing up as a label in Gmail. The other way around works perfectly, if I create a label in GMail about 10 seconds later ...
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How do I create Word document from all messages in a Thunderbird folder?

I have a gmail account and I usually read my messages in Thunderbird (IMAP). I have created a particular filter in gmail, which has become a folder in Thunderbird. I have located my thunderbird ...
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imap delete on server side; retain on local side. possible?

So I have about 10 years worth of messages from my university email. I IMAP sync them with the Postbox client (windows). So, if a message gets deleted on the server/university side, it gets deleted ...
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Outlook 2013 and Google Apps IMAP Sync only when each folder is clicked manually

I cannot use the GAMMO as it's an Click To Run version of Microsoft Outlook 2013 but I'm having this strange issue in migration from a private imap server to google apps for business in Outlook 2013. ...
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Outlook 2003 with IMAP account sends unexpectedly “return receipts”

Everything goes ok (sending and receiving emails through smtp, pop3 and imap protocols...) Only one thing is bad: Although the sending of the return receipts is switched off, the Outlook in IMAP ...
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Why sending Mail with Apple Mail takes too long

There is a issue with sending mails through Apple Mail (ver 8.2) every time I try to sending mail. The SMTP Part works fast, after a few seconds the Recipient get the mail but in Apple mail the ...
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How to disable bounce emails in exim?

How to disable bounce emails in exim ? I don't want the server to send a bounce message when the email not exists.
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Can't view Yahoo Mail emails from browser that I can view progammatically

This one likely is a cross between superuser and StackOverflow, but I ask it from a user's perspective. I have altered a python module to read email from yahoo. It tries imap.mail.yahoo.com to get ...
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Outlook 2013 Folder Pane Behavior

I've discovered some strange behavior with the folder pane in Outlook 2013. When I click the arrow next to the "[Gmail]" IMAP folder to expand it, the arrow reorients to point down-right but does not ...
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How can I download e-mails + folders to my hard drive using Mozilla Thunderbird?

I need to download e-mails from the current web host's server to my hard drive, so they can be uploaded to the new web host's server! I have a company and we're switching web hosts. I do not want to ...
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Thunderbird: Error: imap.server.com : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

I'm getting this error when checking my mail, and I can't download my mail. I recently updated Thundirbird yesterday, but it restarted and was working fine for many hours. I saw this question: How to ...
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Clarification about sieve rules needed … :contains with or without anyof/allof?

I started refining my sieve rules recently and became a bit unsure about how :contains actually works. I checked out http://sieve.mozdev.org/reference.html but it still didn't clear up the question I ...
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Windows 8 and Outlook 2010

In the past days my Outlook 2010 stopped working. I was moving some emails (IMAP account) to an Archive, just to free some space from the server. Outlook crashed and when I tried to restart it wont ...
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Roundcube can send email, but not displaying received messages

I recently installed Roundcube on Debian Linux. I am using Postfix and Courier IMAP as well. Installation was a breeze and I was quickly able to send an email from me@myserver.com to me@gmail.com. ...
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Outlook 2003 IMAP Sent Folder Mark As Read (VBA Help)

I know. I know. The program is antiquated. I have a friend that got a smart phone and I changed his email on Outlook 2003 to be IMAP (rather than POP3) so that everything is on the server and both his ...
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Whats the technical difference between sending a webpage request and sending an email?

I need some clarity on this topic. Here is what I understand: a webpage request initiates a DNS lookup and once domain name is resolved into an IP address, browser sends a request to that IP address ...
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Outlook 2013 not showing mails in folder

I have a problem with Outlook 2013, which is connected to a Dovecot IMAP-server. The user in Outlook has a lot of folders in his account, which I suspect may be part of the cause. The problem is, ...
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mutt: automatically fetch remote IMAP folder list

I know that I can explicitly set a remote IMAP folder in .muttrc mailboxes imaps://$my_server/INBOX.myfolder I have some 30 folders in my account: is it possible to have mutt to automatically ...
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Restore Outlook 2013 Emails That Weren't Synced?

Recently migrated from a webhost email account to Rackspace. The company owner's email account was apparently not syncing this whole time, nor were the files local (somehow.) All changes he's made to ...