Questions tagged [gmail-imap]

IMAP is the Internet Message Access Protocol, and is often used when connecting to a Gmail account from a third party application.

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How to delete a label, its contained mails and all sublabels in GMail? [migrated]

I have a computer business and a client of mine has a GMail account. He has a label in GMail. In this label there are hundreds of sub-labels and thousands of emails. When using a mail program like ...
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Gmail: check emails from other email accounts without importing old emails [migrated]

it's possible to use Gmail to check emails from other work email accounts without importing all old emails from 10 years ago?
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Gmail Outlook IMAP - archive

I have an IMAP folder in Outlook synching with my Gmail account. I need to delete a lot of email from Gmail to free up space. However, I need to keep these deleted emails in my Outlook. I assume I ...
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Gmail / Outlook/ Imap issues

I was pretty content with Win7 so I stayed on it, using Outlook 2007 to bring my Gmail messages into Outlook using POP3 where rules would sort them into various folders. I could also go to gmail.com ...
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How to keep IMAP access to gmail after May 30?

Google has been kind enough to give lots of advance notice that it will stop providing "Less secure app access" to third party applications (image of email below). I use Outlook 2013 and ...
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Download gmail emails before a certain date to MS Outlook through IMAP

I am currently using MS Outlook to connect to my gmail account through IMAP. I would like to download all gmail emails before the year 2015. Can this be done? I am using Microsoft Outlook 2019. Thank ...
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How to use GMail UI to access Exchange On Line email account

I have found many forum entries, replies and articles on this or similar subjects, but most are kind of old and no longer apply while others do not address/answer directly the question. See for ...
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gmail, IMAP, Thunderbird: Why is email delivered to All Mail, but not Inbox?

Note: This Q is specific to gmail, Thunderbird and IMAP. (It is similar to, but more specific than, this older, and more general question, about gmail access, but with an unspecified email tool and ...
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Thunderbird with millions of gmail emails

I just tried using thunderbird hooked up to my gmail account using imap, which has at least 5 million emails in the account. Thunderbird is basically unresponsive, which isn't a huge surprise. I tried ...
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Adding Gmail account to Microsoft Outlook - can't connect to IMAP server

I am using Microsoft Outlook for Office 365 MSO - 32-bit (16.0.11328.20468) on Windows 10, and I would like to access my Gmail account from within Outlook. I know this is an "old question", and I ...
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Why do flagged / unread emails appear multiple times in an Outlook / gmail / IMAP setup?

When using Outlook to retrieve gmail over IMAP, flagged or unread items appear multiple times (2 or 3) in my inbox. Why is this?
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Setup catch-all email without G-Suite?

I'd like to setup a catch-all email for my domain-name. From what I understand I can do this in Gmail if I have G-Suite. But I don't need G-Suite, literally the only thing I need is a catch-all email ...
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Remove Gmail's Outbox from Mail in Windows 10

I am using Mail app in Windows 10 to sync with my Gmail account via IMAP. When I add the account, Mail automatically creates several folders like Inbox, Sent Mail, All Mail, Drafts, Trash, as well as ...
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Outlook 2016 has stopped working with Gmail IMAP

I currently use Outlook 2016 as my mail client on my PC to access a couple GMAIL accounts via IMAP. It has been working great for a couple years. Just last week it stopped working. Outlook started ...
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Jenkins failing to send emails on build failures BUT sending emails in 'Test email recepient' in Configure System

Trying to configure Jenkins to send emails after builds. Had a previous issue with gmail authentication; the good folk on Stack Exchange helped be get the 'Test email recipient' in System ...
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Emailing 13MB base64 creates extra 19MB .com

My daily backup script had to be changed to create base64 file instead of regular .tar.gz a while ago: Filename64="$Filename".64 cat "$Filename" | base64 > "$Filename64" echo -e "to: $EmailAddr\...
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Outlook Gmail Flag Error

I'm using Outlook 365 to manage my Gmail IMAP accounts and have this annoying problem where when you flag and then unflag an email item an error comes up: "The operation cannot be performed because ...
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Gmail account import deleted all my mail

I decided to migrate my old mailbox (myemail@example.com) to Gmail. My goal was to use Gmail to keep my email, but still send as myemail@example.com. So what i did : Create new Gmail account myemail@...
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IMAP login to Gmail server via CLI fails

I am trying to log into my Gmail account manually using OpenSSL in my terminal. But for some reason, Gmail doesn't authorize my login even if the password is correct. Here's a rundown of my terminal: ...
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Apple Mail Can't Send Email with Gmail IMAP

I've got a client that I've set up G Suite for. They have multiple accounts (10) that they need to use regularly, so we set them up with Apple Mail to manage their emails. They seem to be able to ...
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Backup an inactive gmail account from Mail.app?

I have an gmail account that I've had working with Mail.app via IMAP for years (now on High Sierra). I no longer have access to the gmail account, but I have all the email locally on my machine. I'm ...
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Linked accounts to my Gmail, now it has gone crazy - 1000+ invisible unread emails in 4 hours

Help! I linked 2 of my additional emails to my Gmail and now my account has gone crazy. I do not have a good understanding of how server forwarding works, so I just googled it and followed the ...
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how to find all "unlabled" gmail messages through IMAP?

Bulk deleting non-labeled e-mails through the gmail web interface is less than perfect. Might there be some way to search for e-mails which are not in a specific folder? Gmail is rather unique in ...
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Thunderbird asks for passwords after some time from setting up the accounts. Passwords expiration?

When connecting email accounts to Thunderbird, I've checked remember this password option. But after a few weeks of password reentering-free life, it asks for the passwords yet again, out of the blue. ...
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Thunderbird Account duplication with settings - How can I copy an account, then modify that new copied account, while totally offline

Trying to SET UP four IMAP Gmail email address accounts, so I can just download the headers without messages, so I can then manage mailboxes, delete unneeded emails, etc. It seems very difficult, ...
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Added gmail with custom domain to outlook.com as 'connected account', can send emails as gmail account but not receive emails

As the title says, I can now send emails as the gmail email I added however the outlook.com account does not receive emails sent to the gmail account, even though it imports the gmail emails at the ...
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How to create a custom delete folder in Outlook 2016?

With Outlook 2007 I could go into account settings and choose my own folder where deleted items can go - the reason was to keeps the deleted emails forever, because Google (GMAIL) purges it every ...
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SSH Tunneling through HTTP Proxy Mac Mail.app

Has anyone successfully tunneled IMAP and SMTP from Mac's Mail.app over a HTTP proxy to a remote host and onto Gmail? So far, I've been able to tunnel the IMAP connection, however SMTP isn't ...
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Why does Google's app-passwords ALWAYS say the password is wrong?

After I have enabled the two-step-authorization, I cannot login my Gmail via Thunderbird anymore! I then noticed there is a way to do so with 'app-passwords'. So, I tried it, but it didn't work. ...
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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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Reply to message I sent puts my address in TO instead of TO from the message

I've been using Gmail for quite some time and now I'd like one its feature in Outlook 2013 User A sends an email to user B User A then sends an update to this email to user B by pressing reply button....
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Troubles reading gmail with gnus

I am trying to configure emacs to fetch my mail from gmail and have got into some troubles. I am getting "NO" as answer from gmail server all the time. I have followed instructions offered at gnus ...
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Outlook 2010 integration with Gmail - configure trash location

How can I configure Outlook 2010 to save deleted items to the Gmail/All Mail folder instead of the Gmail/Trash folder? I have two computers, both with Outlook 2010 installed. Using the same Gmail ...
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E-Mail duplicates when GMail filters and Thunderbird runs

The question is related to Outlook + IMAP + Gmail: Remove duplicated e-mails GMail filters incoming e-mail and apply labels to it, which means that the mails are sorted in the respective folders. ...
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Undelete 100k mails in Gmail [closed]

One of our Gmail accounts has 100k mails in the trash, and all mail in the bin should be recovered. Mail in the trash will be deleted automatically over time. What is the best way to undelete these ...
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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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Strange spam not appearing in any gmail web interface folder (including spam folder) but appears in inbox when reading email via imap

I received the following spam (I included the header) when reading my email by alpine email client. Strangely this email does not appear in any gmail web interface folders (including spam folder). ...
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Show only primary GMail folder in eM Client

Is there a way to configure eM Client, so that only the primary inbox view is displayed without fiddling with the IMAP settings in GMail itself (as discussed here)? Possibly show all custom views in ...
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Sub-folders in Dovecot?

How can I enable my Dovecot IMAP server to support sub-folders? When I am trying to do an imapsync from my Gmail account to my Dovecot IMAP server I keep getting the following error: NO [CANNOT] ...
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Outlook 2013: Missing Second Calendar

I am using Outlook from Microsoft Office 2013 with a GMail IMAP account. At one point, I had 2 calendars showing on the Calendar tab. Somehow I deleted or hid 1 calendar. Currently, only 1 calendar ...
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Outlook "skip" on reciving mail from 1 account

I added a Gmail account to outlook.for some reason when i do "send/receive" its send receive on 2 previous accounts, on the new account its only "sending". is see like this: account 1 sending. ...
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If I add my Gmail to Outlook Express via IMAP, will it download all of my mail automatically?

I'm trying to rescue a ton of old mail from Outlook Express. I want to connect OE to my Gmail account via IMAP so I can upload the mail to Gmail. Question is: when I connect my Gmail via IMAP, will ...
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How to find webmail server address?

My webmail is associated with local ip address. To configure it with gmail, I need to find the server name. Is there a way to find server name?
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How can I import a .PST to GMail?

I desperately need the content of an email that I received at my work account (Exchange) from 2 years back. I no longer work there, my email account is long deleted, but I have a copy of the .PST ...
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how to use Gmail tabs with IMAP?

Is there any way to apply an IMAP label to only the messages under the "Primary" tab in my Gmail? I'd like to use a console-based email client like Mutt or Gnus or Wanderlust to reply to messages, ...
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is it possible to link different email accounts to different network profiles?

My work firewall for wired internet blocks almost every port except http, https and maybe a few other web-related ports (993, 465 and everything else to do with IMAP is blocked). Impenetrable for, ...
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How to recover mails of deleted mail account from .thunderbird directory?

I was using a gmail account. Now my TL deleted that gmail account. I was using mozilla thunderbird as mail client. Also it got disappeared from my mozilla thunderbird . but I found that all those ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps freezing, semi-consistently

I have an oddity of problem with my Outlook's stability. It seems to be freezing up, not at random intervals, but based on a seemingly strange combination of configurations. I have been trying many ...
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Transfer multiple emails from an IMAP server to GMail?

Is there a good way of transfering an IMAP directory structure and their emails to GMail? (imap) I moved from my own IMAP server to Google Apps Business earlier this week and I'd need to transfer a ...
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Can Live Mail be set to perform operations asynchronously

I have Microsoft Live Mail attached to two different IMAP mail accounts. When I delete a message, the UI sometimes freezes. Is there a way to set Live Mail so such operations do not block the UI?
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