Questions tagged [imap]

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

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Retrieve sent emails

We have moved to another hosting provider. The emails we have sent since have been delivered to the addressees. However, the sent emails do not appear in any "Sent" folder in the local email ...
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My Ubuntu laptop has lost the ability to SSH (or IMAPS) outbound … other machines on the local net can do this. Why?

ssh -vvv shows nothing useful; just a timeout. I can use a web browser (doing this right now), so DNS is OK .. It's not an iptables issue as I just flushed those to make sure ... Another machine on ...
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Outlook IMAP Local Messages vs Server Messages

When adding an IMAP (not Exchange) account to Outlook (2016) that connects to our local IMAP server, the user is presented with an option "mail to keep offline" slider, with various ...
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Missing email folders in “me.com” account

Several folders I created in Microsoft Outlook (Outlook 365) for my “me.com” email account have completely disappeared! I still have the basic folders such as inbox, deleted items, etc., and the ...
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Unable to reach server's IMAP port 993 from windows 10 machine with Outlook 365 and Telnet

I'm trying to help a friend get IMAP email over port 993 on their Windows machine using Outlook 365 but I'm' not having any success. Here's what I know: The windows 10 machine can successfully login ...
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Outlook 2019 not syncing with IMAP account inboxes unless manually focussed on

I recently moved someone from Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2019 on a Windows 10 machine. The user has 3 mailboxes that have already been added. The issue I'm encountering is that the inbox folders for ...
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Why does Thundebird use ≈ 100 % CPU when transferring mails between different IMAP accounts (as well as other tasks)?

Thunderbird frequently uses 90-100 % CPU on my modern machines when doing I/O-tasks, like checking mail or, what I have done a lot recently: transferring mail from IMAP account A to IMAP account B. ...
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Stable way to transfer mails between GMail account? Thunderbird fails

I want to transfer ≈ 500 mails between two GMail accounts, from A to B. The mails are quite big, on average 5 MB or so. They span 10 years and I have split them into separate mailboxes (labels) by ...
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Outlook how to secure yourself using imap

I have 50 email accounts in my Outlook. 10 are current projects, and needed, 40 are terminated projects, and just costing performance. I do not want these 40 in my Outlook. But I want their file to ...
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Convert imap files to pst file

I have a lot of ".imap" files (around 1000) from old IceWarp server and I need to open them somehow. I think that the best way is to convert all files to single pst file and open it in ...
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How can I make thunderbird send only?

I don't want to see new emails in thunderbird, I just want to be able to use thunderbird for sending out emails. How can I do that? I could put in garbage imap server but then sent emails don't seem ...
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Mail disappeared from Thunderbird while moving thousands of mails

I recently changed hosting provider (small company to AWS) with my domain + e-mail. In the old situation, my sent mail was stored in a folder 'Sent Items'. In the new situation, my sent mail is stored ...
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Thunderbird. Deletion and reinstallation of e-mail addresses

I have had problems with my four BT e-mail addresses, mostly with sending e-mails and with issues building up over the last few months. Success in sending emails is patchy and intermittent with the ...
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Can IMAP settings delete emails from a previously configured POP mail profile?

I have a friend that recently "migrated" her inbox from one hosting company to another. The new hosting company advised her of the details to reconfigure settings in Outlook, so i took the ...
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Outlook can't recognize “Sent” and “Trash” path on IMAP account

I have Outlook from Office365 and I can't set correctly some folders, to be synchronized between webmail and the Outlook. Let's say that the default path on my server looks as follows: Sent Trash ...
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Thunderbird keeps re-downloading whole inbox

I use Thunderbird to manage my email (which is an IMAP Gmail account). Recently, since updating to the latest Thunderbird, it keeps re-downloading my entire inbox every couple of days... I have 15,000 ...
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Forward email to a new email account when the provider doesnt support forwarding

I want to gradually move from my primary email address that I use everywhere, to a new email with my own domain. Because this will a while to move all my accounts to this new email, I wanted to ...
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Thunderbird IMAP “synchronize the most recent x days” not working

I am setting up an existing IMAP account on Thunderbird, and synchronization is set to only sync the most recent 2 days. But Thunderbird is happily chugging along, downloading 90,000 message headers. ...
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Thunderbird 78 doesn't want to connect to my courier server (IMAP), how do I make courier answer with TLS 1.2?

One of my customer just upgraded Thunderbird to version 78 and now he can't receive emails because it thinks that the IMAP connection is not TLS 1.2... but when I check with tools on the Internet, it ...
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Thunderbird 78: Hide an IMAP Folder

I checked the documentation for IMAP Synchronization. But I am hoping to hide a particular folder from an email completely. For example, in an email abc@outlook.de, I have a folder inside it called ...
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Is webmail also use POP/IMAP Protocol to retrieve email?

I have seen many sites and I knew about POP/IMAP protocol. I knew that email clients such as : outlook, etc will use one of those protocol from mail server. But if I use webmail, it means that I ...
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Browsable snapshot of IMAP mail messages

Given I have access to IMAP mailbox, what is the best way to create a browsable copy of all mails on my local computer running on Windows. The purpose is to have a backup (snapshot) of all mails and ...
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open ports or not? language problems

community, I do not really have a technical question but rather a comprehension one. I try to set up my own mail server as a private project on a hetzner cloud server, using ubuntu 20.04 and their UFW....
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What is the proper procedure to remove an IMAP folder from the server while using mbsync?

I started playing around with mbsync to download my IMAP email to a local MailDir folder. I have around 80 folders and subfolders in the IMAP server. I noticed that when deleting one of the folders ...
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New version of thunderbird does not sync with Gmail

I have been using Thunderbird for many years now and the other day the system upgraded to the latest version since then I am unable to get mail from my Gmail account. All existing mail has gone from ...
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On Windows, how do I make it so that any connection to “imap.gmail.com” & “smtp.gmail.com” use a specific network interface?

After many years of searching, asking and hoping, I've now given up 100% on ever being able to specify this in PHP for imap_open() and PHPMailer. They simply don't feature this, nor the ability to set ...
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Different Reminder/task In same imap email account, client outlook 365 and calendar synced with caldav syncronizer

I set up a Qboxmail with IMAP and CalDav, configuring that email on two different Outlook 365 clients (fully updated). I used CalDav Synchronizer to sync the calendar between the two Outlook 365 ...
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IMAP CLIENTBUG LIST SELECT not valid in this state mbsync yahoo

My Yahoo email setup was working fine until I changed my Yahoo password. I'm having to do this because Yahoo are moving users to app password. Anyway the credential are correct and I can log in. But I ...
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Email Attachment File Timestamps

Using Outlook or any other email client, I have noticed that when saving attachment files from emails via IMAP the created and moddified timestamps are set to the timestamp of the operation. Whereas ...
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Thunderbird 78 won't connect to Exchange-backed IMAP account

Amongst other problems, upon upgrading to Thunderbird 78, it now fails to connect to my personal e-mail account. My personal e-mail account is Exchange-based -- I have no control over that -- but it ...
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transferring large mail archive from mac osx to linux

I have a 50GB email archive on my apple laptop, stored locally, in whatever format the Mail application uses. I'm switching over to a desktop debian machine and want to transfer this archive without ...
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How can I unblock my IP address for outlook.com?

I have a couple of outlook accounts which I often access from foreign IP addresses. As a consequence, my access was blocked (there is no way to turn off this feature, it seems). After verifying my ...
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Large email causes OfflineIMAP sync failure

I am able to download emails from the server with OfflineIMAP. I then switched email providers, so OfflineIMAP copied my emails to the new server. One message has a large attachment, 33 MB, and I now ...
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What is required for RSVP and meeting invites to work in Outlook when using IMAP?

What is required for meeting invites and RSVP'ing to others' invites to work reliably in Outlook? I mean unless you use Exchange/Office365, and with a calendar that would be sync'ed to my iPhone. Some ...
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Outlook IMAP connection to Gmail shows unread messages, but there are none

I initially posted this question to a vendor site, but my luck there is hit and miss. Symptoms in a nutshell: The email folder pane shows that the "All Mail" folder have 2 unread messages, ...
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Downloading IMAP/POP3 emails on a remote server?

I recently setup a Debian server on an old machine. The purpose of this machine is to act as a blackbox of my life, and one of these goals is to backup all my emails. Since there is no Xorg server or ...
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Access IMAP via OpenSSL

I'm having trouble with (Gmail) IMAP Access via OpenSSL (1.1.1g) I connect to the server using the following (see here): openssl s_client -crlf -connect imap.gmail.com:993 Login works fine with the ...
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Letting IMAP server know that Alpine is fine with UTF-8

I am using Alpine with a local IMAP server. For some messages, I get the following "advisory message" in Alpine: *********************************************************** ...
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What are the ramifications of changing the Outlook 2010 default pst file?

We have a pop3 email account, a gmail IMAP account, and a Microsoft exchange managed account. The pop3 email has been the default account. The Microsoft account is the new one. Outlook 2010, after a ...
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Get access to all settings for my email account setting in Outlook 365 (SMTP FROM address)

I have an email address from my church administrator@my-church-url.de. This emails are forwarded to a private mail address. churchadmin@my-private-url.de. In my Outlook 365 I can create an IMAP ...
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Mail movement to subfolder not being reflected in Outlook (IMAP client) when moving mail via another Email SMTP service

When I move mail using SMTP service of some application to inbox's subfolder, the mail is still being shown in inbox in Outlook mailbox which I have configured through IMAP protocol. Why the same is ...
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How to import old mails from older Thunderbird to latest version

My PC crashed a few days ago so now I'm installing a new one. After setting up the latest version of Thunderbird, I wanted to import the old mails I still had from a backup. As I see it, my old drive ...
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winmail.dat receiver issue with Outlook 365

Before you jump onto the band wagon of "its the sender's fault", just have a read of what is happening. We have around 10 email accounts on a VPS, runs Postfix email server and uses Plesk 18.0.26. Of ...
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you are about to over ride how thunderbird identifies this site

I am using Thunderbird for emails but I am getting error as in the screenshot. What is the problem why is thunderbird complaining. It is running in Vmware Workstation VM. update 1 I was trying to ...
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If a mail server automatically deletes old messages and I use IMAP on my devices, will I lose those emails?

My father's work email is configured to use POP. The problem is that he receives tons of spam and he is annoyed to delete it twice (hundreds of spam mail everyday). I was wondering to configure it in ...
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Download and archive all mailboxes + attachments from custom domain through IMAP or POP3

I have a website that I plan to give up, which is currently hosted by some company. I want to keep all my emails but they don't have an option for exporting emails. How can I download all emails from ...
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dovecot configuration with lmtp and vmail user - INBOX directly created in Maildir, missing Junk, Trash, etc. folders

Here's my dovecot.conf (I don't have a conf.d). listen = * ssl = required ssl_cert = </etc/letsencrypt/live/domain.tld/fullchain.pem ssl_key = </etc/letsencrypt/live/domain.tld/privkey.pem ...
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Outlook and Gmail - how to search for old messages

I've Outlook connected to Gmail via IMAP with 6 months cache. How can I search older messages (which are still in the cloud)? The basic need is that I have to free up space in Gmail. I made a search ...
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Port Sharing Issue

Recently I started experimenting with an email server hosted on a device on my own private network. The above mentioned server required me to open up ports on the router hiding everything. As soon as ...
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Changing email address settings in Outlook, with Microsoft Exchange

My client has an email address from a previous hosting provider in Outlook, via Microsoft Exchange. I want to alter the mailbox settings to use the new hosting provider. His options do not give the ...

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