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

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How to back up gmail to my computer?

I am using gmail as a part of Google Apps for Domains. I'd like to back up all my email. I've tried setting up IMAP in Thunderbird and it works reasonably well (except it times out way too much, ...
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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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Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?

I currently use POP to access my gmail through thunderbird, but I would like to switch to IMAP so that my folders are mirrored on the server, and my sent emails are also available through the web ...
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Remove “deleted” flag from IMAP messages

I use a Microsoft Exchange 2010 email server and a Mozilla Thunderbird client. One day I selected a large part of my inbox and mistakenly pressed a keyboard shortcut which (I presume) marked the ...
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Outlook 2010 won't allow IMAP folders to be searched

In Outlook 2010 on a computer running Windows 7 Professional, I can search for email messages in non-IMAP folders, but not those in my two IMAP folders (SENT and INBOX). However, this feature on ...
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Thunderbird: moving email from local Junk folder to IMAP folder yields “Message contains invalid header”

Whenever I try to move an email from a local Junk folder to an IMAP folder in Thunderbird, I get the following error message: The current command did not succeed. The mail server responded: ...
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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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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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Thunderbird, IMAP, Delete a message and move it to local Trash

How can I AUTOMATICALLY move a deleted IMAP message to my LOCAL Trash instead of IMAP Trash? Thunderbird 17.0.3. [ Message Filters only work on incoming mail. Tools > Account Settings > Server ...
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In Microsoft Office Outlook 2010, how can I manually purge mails that are marked for deletion in IMAP folders?

As described in the header I can not find the button for purging mails manually that I have marked for deletion in an IMAP folder. The Problem only occours in Outlook 2010
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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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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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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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What are the differences between POP3 and IMAP?

Many email providers ask me if I'm interested in using POP3, or IMAP. What exactly are these and when should I consider using them?
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Apple Mail doesn't apply rules unless I choose “Apply Rules” manually

I'm using Apple Mail with IMAP account. I have several filtering rules defined. The problem is that Mail doesn't apply them automatically to incoming email. Even spam isn't filtered automatically. ...
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What does it mean to “subscribe” to an IMAP folder?

I'm using Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP and there's this "Subscribe" option for folders. What does that mean?
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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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Is there a thunderbird plugin to modify IMAP emails?

Sometimes I receive emails with subjects like "As discussed" or "(empty)". At that point I know what it is about but for later reference I'd like to change the subject into something slightly more ...
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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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How should I configure Mail.App and Google Mail?

I'm running the Mac OS X 10.6 version of Mail.app and accessing Google Apps' mail via IMAP. I'm trying to make the integration as seamless as possible because I'm thinking of switching my wife to the ...
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IMAP on Mail.app, and Gmail questions

I recently setup my gmail account with IMAP on my email account. Unfortunately, I now have a stubborn white folder called [Gmail] that contains all of gmail's folders. I can't get rid of them, or ...
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Understanding nuances of Outlook 2010 with IMAP email

This question isn't so much a how-to related to Outlook and IMAP but rather related to nuances of Outlook when doing IMAP email. In Outlook 2010 we have just a single account set up via IMAP. No ...
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Remove 'Outlook Data File'

I use Outlook 2010 to connect to two different gmail hosted email accounts, but do not use the default Outlook account. Is there a way for me to delete the 'Outlook Data File'? Nothing will ever be ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to automatically move messages?

I have Thunderbird 15. I'd like to automatically move messages from one folder to another. My mail account is an IMAP account. My Blackberry is also connected to the account and when it sends mail, ...
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Keep IMAP messages locally when deleted remotely

I use my email from my phone and my computer via IMAP. I want to set something up so that if I delete a message via my phone, my computer will still keep the message locally. For example, assume I ...
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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 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: Right-...
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Thunderbird - Do not delete local copies of IMAP messages

Hypothetical scenario: The IMAP inbox has two messages, A and B. Thunderbird syncs, and downloads both A and B. A new message C, is delivered to the IMAP server. B is deleted from the server by a ...
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apple mail don't get my mail after a while

I use Apple Mail for my default email reader and it works fine (I set IMAP for my email reader setting) but from a week ago it's stopped getting my mail. I still can send mail to other people but can'...
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Make Outlook run rules on non-inbox folders automatically

I currently have my Outlook setup with Gmail. I have a couple of rules that I have defined which run on different folders (lables) in my account. I have filters already setup in GMail which will make ...
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SSL (imap) doesn't work from some machines - ssl handshake failure - how to narrow down further?

A few days ago our IMAP SSL (port 993) connections stopped working from our home network two Windows 7 PCs in our home network. Two other PCs, one with Windows XP, one also with Win7 professional ...
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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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Mail migration: pumping mails into IMAP account

I'm having troubles migrating the email system of our company from an old provider to a new one, call this one FOO. I already created, via control panel, the email addresses and the mailboxes on FOO ...
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Outlook + IMAP + Gmail: Remove duplicated e-mails

I've got a Gmail account with a lot of filters, that sort incoming e-mails by adding labels to them. All of my e-mails have at least one label. When I try to synchronize my Outlook 2010 client with ...
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imap sent folder setup

I want to setup Windows Live Mail with an IMAP account. The account is hosted with Hostgator if that matters. When I currently set up the account I get an Inbox and with what looks like a Drafts, Sent,...
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Evolution Gmail Mashup + Fixing Time stamp

I wanted to migrate my university email (including subfolders) to my gmail account. Since gmail only imports POP3 which doesn't have subfolders, I had to connect to both gmail and my university mail ...
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Best way to convert from IMAP to POP3?

At work, I connect to a corporate Exchange server via IMAP and Thunderbird 3. Over the course of a year or so, I've created quite a few folders on the server and have a lot of mail stored there. I'm ...
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Why can I authenticate to my gmail account neither from my printer, nor from my manually configured mail user agent?

I'm trying to set up a print that will send its scans by email. I created a gmail account specifically for the purpose. However no matter which way I configure the SMTP settings, I cannot get it to ...
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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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Outlook 2010 Creating flags & categories with IMAP email

I have a number of internet emails and have them hooked up to Outlook 2010. I would LOVE to be able to flag emails and set them in categories but since I am using IMAP this doesn't seem to work. I ...
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Thunderbird IMAP server change

Our service provider recently changed servers. After doing the update lost all subfolders - even though i can see them on the computer, and when i direct the directory to it, still doesn't show in ...
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How do I disable certain folders from appearing in my IMAP client when using Gmail?

I'm using the newest version of Gmail, as far as I know, and there used to be the option in Settings -> Labels that said "Show in IMAP" next to label/folder names. This option is no longer there, ...
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Can I modify email headers in an IMAP folder?

My email provider anti-spam system adds a tag before the subject of emails when it detects spam or viruses. It looks like *** PROBABLY SPAM *** What a night we had ! It's not very accurate and ...