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

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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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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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How to stop my email messages being marked as read when a POP client downloads them?

I access my email in two ways from Thunderbird. I have one POP account and one IMAP. The problem is that this makes messages coming to through IMAP marked as read before I actually read them on any ...
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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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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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How can I force Thunderbird to re-download a corrupted message from the IMAP server?

I have a mail message that is corrupted in Thunderbird, but correct on the IMAP server (which is Gmail). Is it possible for me to tell Thunderbird to discard its copy and re-download it from the ...
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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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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 can I get Thunderbird to check subfolders on IMAP?

I have Thunderbird set up to use my Gmail account through IMAP. All works well and good, except for one problem: I have a group of gmail mail filters set up to redirect mail into different labels ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outlook 2013 + Gmail leads to many messages in drafts even after it is sent

I've added my Gmail to Outlook 2013 via IMAP. Now whenever I compose an email, if I let it wait for a while, it saves a copy to my IMAP drafts folder. However, when I send the message, the message ...
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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 (o)...
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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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Wanderlust doesn't update new messages counter when using with Gmail account

I want to use Wanderlust IMAP client to read my email in Emacs. However, when configured to use with Gmail account it doesn't update number of new messages correctly. Wanderlust's notification (ws-...
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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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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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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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Wipe an IMAP folder without having to sync everything

My local ISP has mixed POP/IMAP boxes and a bad habit of moving possible spam to a folder on IMAP which means that I have to configure Thunderbird to use IMAP instead of POP and die from boredom until ...
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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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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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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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Outlook 2010 only a few IMAP-Folders showing

A customer of mine has a strange problem. In Outlook 2010 (Home and Business) there are only a few IMAP folders showing up. I tried Right click on Account > Update Folder List and Right click on ...
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Solution to Windows 10 Mail not correctly recognizing IMAP mail accounts

When setting up a new mail account in the new Windows 10 Mail app, some providers are recognized as POP3 servers automatically, regardless that they offer IMAP as well. This is due to the fact that ...
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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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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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How can I force Thunderbird to reload IMAP folder structure

Whenever I create a new label in my Gmail account, this creates a new IMAP folder. Sadly, that new folder does not show up in Thunderbird unless I restart Thunderbird. This is not specific to Gmail. ...
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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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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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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 browser:...
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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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Transferring lots of messages between IMAP accounts

I have to move many, many emails (over a thousand) from an old IMAP hosting provider to a new IMAP hosting provider. I know I can just set up the old and new accounts in Thunderbird and drag and drop, ...
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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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mail client for multiple IMAP accounts

I have bought few sites and I got registered emails with theses sites. Right now I have about 100 email accounts. It is mostly Gmail IMAPs accounts. I am looking for mail client that can read so ...
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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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How can I combine Popfile (SMTP) with custom email processing rules on Dovecot?

I host my own mail server using Postfix and Dovecot on a virtual ubuntu server. In order to keep on top of my inbox, I use Popfile on the server to sort emails into categorized folders in my IMAP ...
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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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Auto-label sent messages in Gmail/Mail.app in OS X

I'm using Gmail via IMAP in Mail.app in OS X. I've set up a number of labels in Gmail, and file incoming messages into the corresponding 'folders' in Mail.app, either automatically using Gmail's ...
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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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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 ...