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

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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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Cyrus-Imap - can login with cyradm but not in thunderbird

When i do cyradm --user example localhost, it asks the IMAP Password and it works. But, when i try to create the account in Thunderbird, it always gives me Configuration could not be verified - is ...
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Adding POP3/SMTP to iPod 8.1 [migrated]

My daughter was using my old iPod Version 6.1.3/Model MC54LL/A, and Santa just brought her her own iPod Version 8.1/ModelPD717LL/A. I had her email going to my old iPod. It is going through my own ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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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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How to get rid of Thunderbird error “[NONEXISTENT] Unknown Mailbox: Trash”

Every time I start Thunderbird, I get this error: The current operation on 'Trash' did not succeed. The mail server for account spamspam@gmail.com responded: [NONEXISTENT] Unknown Mailbox: ...
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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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Outlook 2010 Rules on an IMAP Account

I have an IMAP account set up in Outlook 2010. This account receives notices from scheduled tasks. It receives a LOT of messages. I want to filter the messages that contain error reports into a new ...
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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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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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Read .msf/mbox files offline in Thunderbird

I have GMail account set up in Thunderbird 12.0.1 via IMAP. All the emails in it were synchronised to the client long ago. I no longer have access to the GMail account, but the mbox and .msf files are ...
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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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Outlook 2013 With GMail Over IMAP is Missing All Mail Folder

When I add my Gmail account to Outlook 2013, I don't see the All Mail folder. I have found a couple forums suggesting the following steps, but following these steps doesn't solve the problem: ...
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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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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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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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How can I make Thunderbird IMAP sync moved messages immediately?

I have TB connecting to the IMAP interface of an exchange server. I also have my mail synchronised to the machine for off-line use. When I move a message from the inbox to an archive folder, the ...
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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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Assign IMAP folders in Evolution

I switched to Ubuntu 10.04, which comes with the Evolution e-mail client. I've grown quite fond of this client but get irritated by one thing. I can't assign IMAP folders to Sent, Junk and Trash! I've ...
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Can I configure Thunderbird 3 to refresh the folder list for an Exchange IMAP account?

Background: When used as an IMAP client against Gmail, Thunderbird 3 (may be the case in v2 also, not sure) will refresh it's list of folders (the folders correspond to Gmail labels) when you do ...
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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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Outlook 2013 IMAP synchronizing every second + error 800CCC0F-0-0-560

I've configured an IMAP account in Outlook 2013 which, at first, behaves just fine. It syncs the inbox and fetches about 2mb of messages. New messages arrive promptly in the inbox, all seems well. ...
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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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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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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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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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Re-download all messages from Gmail into Outlook 2013

I have Outlook 2013 set to sync with my Gmail via IMAP and to include 12 months worth of emails in local storage. This was working fine for the last few weeks and then something happened today and my ...
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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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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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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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Thunderbird creates a folder called INBOX on IMAP

Thunderbird creates a folder called INBOX on the IMAP server, and also a Trash folder inside it. I guess it happened when I modified the settings, to move deleted messages to the Trash folder (on the ...
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Remove “Inbox.” prefix from IMAP folders

I've got a hosted website (Linux and cPanel apparently) - their support is slow, and I know the answer here will be better... I've got an IMAP account set up, which I access from Thunderbird, an ...
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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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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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Google Mail: Import labels when switching from POP3 to IMAP [duplicate]

My situation is the following: I have a Google Mail email-address and I have been using this address in Thunderbird fetching the emails with POP3 (the emails also remained on the server and where ...
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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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Outlook collapses IMAP folders by default

I recently switched my mail account from POP3 to IMAP and created server-side rules to help me manage my mail better. I use Outlook 2007 as a mail client. For some reason, it seems that ever since I ...
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Outlook 2010 + Move IMAP PST file = Outlook data file cannot be accessed

I set up a new IMAP account in Outlook 2010. It works but creates IMAP PST file in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. I want the file on my data drive in D:\Users\User\Documents\Outlook ...
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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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How can I limit the number of IMAP emails Outlook 2010 syncs?

I'm helping a user with Outlook 2010. They have a large mailbox that they want to sync over IMAP, but we want to not sync the whole thing in order to keep Outlook performing well. A lot of email ...
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Mutt will not let me save an SSL certificate

I have just set up Mutt to connect to my firm's IMAP and SMTP server. Everything works; but when I launch mutt, I get a warning about the certificate, and am given the option to: (r)eject, accept ...
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20GB+ worth of emails in my /home what is a better solution for that?

My email storage requirements are outgrowing anything reasonable with respect to local mail storage. As we speak 99% of my home partition is filled with personal mail in Thunderbirds mail dirs. ...
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Switching from POP to IMAP, but folders have mixed email addresses

After years of using Thunderbird and POP, I am looking to move my mail back to the server and use IMAP to make sync'ing multiple devices easier. The aspects of creating the IMAP user in Thunderbird, ...
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Exchange 2010 migration to an alternate IMAP server

I need some advice and help on how to do a migration AWAY from Exchange 2010 to an alternative IMAP server in the most efficient manner. Basically we have 20 users that are all using MS Outlook 2010 ...