Is there a way to get the server responses from yahoo's imap server when downloading messages, deleting messages and searching.

I tried getting them with wireshark, but everything is behind TLS. This is for an email address I own.

The email client is thunderbird. I couldn't find a plugin that lets me see the request and response commands unfortunately.

I am open to using another email client or software to get the imap commands recorded.

  • I'm not a thunderbird user, but in my mail client (eMClient) you can turn on logging for IMAP. Worth a look. – mt025 May 6 '18 at 8:47
  • I took a look at the website, is logging available in both the free and the paid version? – Lid May 6 '18 at 13:18
  • Yes, paid version is the same but for businesses and more than 2 accounts added at once + support – mt025 May 6 '18 at 13:20

I'm not sure if Thunderbird supports this.

However, I use eMClient, and it allows you to log all SMTP, IMAP and POP traffic.

You can get it free from here: eMClient


https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Logging describes how to capture the data you are looking for

  • I tried that its not logging anything to the file it creates, windows 8.1 pro, 64 bit, – Lid May 17 '18 at 19:10
  • I decided to read the wiki above again, and discovered something interesting. I am using mozilla thunderbird portable and it uses the old entries instead of MOZ_LOG and MOZ_FILE. set NSPR_LOG_MODULES=IMAP:5,timestamp set NSPR_LOG_FILE=%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\imap.log "C:\Users\lid\ThunderbirdPortable\ThunderbirdPortable.exe" – Lid Jun 30 '18 at 0:57

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