Questions tagged [imap]

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

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If a mail server automatically deleted old messages and I use IMAP on my devices, will I lost that mails?

My father's work email is configured to use POP. The problem is that he receive 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

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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Download and archive all mailboxes + attachments from custom domain (IMAP) [closed]

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. Is there some script/program that ...
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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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Password store for desktop

I am using pass for ages and it's been great. Sync(th)ing pass DB to android, etc. Just great. Now I switched email from webmail to mu4e (emacs) and so I'm syncing my IMAP mailbox to local copy which ...
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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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Courier Imap debian stretch strange problems

Have strange problems with courier-imap, dont see any logs or problems but some user have problem with access to maildir, on roundcube gets info no messages but on thunderbird cannot get any new ...
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Dovecot and two types of password encryption in virtual user's DB field

I need to migrate from Courier IMAP to Dovecot IMAP. Can Dovecot IMAP use two types of encrypted passwords on a virtual user's database password field? I have database with a password field that is ...
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Outlook creates IMAP folders two (or more) levels deep with dovecot … where are they?

I'm dealing with an issue where messages were stored two levels deep in an Outlook 2016 IMAP profile. The IMAP server is dovecot. Like: INBOX/ folder1/ folder1sub1/ folder1sub2/ ...
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Thunderbird duplicating messages with GMail IMAP

This old post says the issues with Gmail IMAP and Thunderbird are solved, but I'm still getting duplicates using Thunderbird 68.4.1 on Xubuntu. This more recent post shows another user with the ...
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Remote (IMAP) drafts not deleted when the message is sent

I've got 2 accounts that use imap-mail.outlook.com/smtp-mail.outlook.com: A personal one A work/school one The work/school one has an issue where any drafts that are saved (both manually and ...
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Connecting email client to address on old server

I am planning on moving my client's web & email hosting to a different company (their current one is too unreliable). To handle their email, my plan is to: Register account with new hosting ...
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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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Generic way to get mail provider email account aliases for mail client to use as Send From

I have an IMAP account for a domain and I have setup aliases in, the IMAP account provider, to help me separate out my email for different things e.g. sales@ support@ etc. Is there a generic way for ...
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Do spammers actually make subject lines such as “[SPAM]”? Or is this added by some filter?

I have a Gmail account. Today, I had received a spam message whose subject line was actually "[SPAM]". Is this some new kind of "trick" by spammers, or was the subject line determined to be 100% sure ...
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Windows 10 Mail: “Your Gmail settings are preventing us from accessing your email”

In Windows 10 Mail, there's a yellow header at the top saying "Your Gmail settings are preventing us from accessing your email. In the Gmail settings, make sure IMAP is enabled and that Show in IMAP ...
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Outlook 365 - Multiple Gmail IMAP Accounts

I am setting up Microsoft Outlook (as part of Office 365) for a friend. He has 6-7 Gmail accounts which we want to connect as IMAP. I remember trying this for him around 10-12 years ago but Outlook ...
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Control retention of password in Outlook IMAP/POP account

I installed Outlook 2019 desktop version (not as part of Outlook 365). I then created a no-email profile for local management of Calendar, Contacts, and Notes. Then I turned on ...
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Thunderbird saves multiple local copies of emails that are tagged with multiple gmail labels

I have Thunderbird v. 68.5.0 set up with a gmail-account via IMAP. Unlike claimed here thunderbird-and-gmail, in my case Thunderbird saves an email multiple times if that email has multiple labels ...
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Multiple passwords for mail accounts used by multiple users?

Are there any mail servers that allow multiple users to access the same mail account, but each of the users with their own, specific password? The goal is that access to a shared mail account can be ...
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How can I schedule an e-mail in GMail using thunderbird

GMail has the magical "Send later" feature which allows for scheduling e-mails. Is there a way of scheduling an e-mail through Thunderbird, using GMail's service, so that I can prepare e-mails in ...
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When I create an email alias in Gmail does Gmail take ownership of the email server?

I'm trying to better understand the relationship between IMAP and Gmail aliases. Below is a common scenario a lot of people are using to setup a custom email domain inside the Gmail web-client. I ...
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How to automatically archive to Thunderbird Local Folder?

I have set up a new account with IMAP protocol, and configured archiving this way: Account settings -> myaccount@new.server -> Copies & Folders -> ...
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MAP to POP3 conversion - looking for a way to move messages from old mailbox

I am trying to convert an IMAP to a POP3 email account on an outlook 2016 client. Every page I've bupmbed to mentions pretty much the same process: 1) create your POP3 account, 2) move all messages ...
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My Sent Items folder has been emptied and no longer saves sent emails. not simple. Outlook 2016

I have been working on support for one of my clients and something is going wrong with Outlook 2016. As the title says, there are no sent items in the sent items folder and emails that are sent are ...
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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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connection to thunderbird server timed out

I have 13 Gb of mailbox full. There are many photos as attachments that I have in my email box which I suspect have taken most of the space. I configured Thunderbird on my Ubuntu virtual machine and ...
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Thunderbird IMAP settings are lost for a domain roaming profile after loging in on a different PC

There are a couple of Thunderbird users, who have AD Roaming profiles. The Thunderbird profiles are located in the AppData\Roaming-folder when the user logs in to another PC Thunderbird uses the ...
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Cyrus Sieve runtime error claiming Mailbox does not exist

I recently installed CentOS 8 after backing up my CentOS 7 system and seemed to have botched something when trying to get cyrus-imapd back up and running. Mail is delivered correctly but the sieve ...
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outlook configuration (not allowed word ) in windows 10 virtual machine

I am trying to solve a problem my gmail account is almost full in its capacity to 14 GB (15 Gb is maximum limit) so I want to download all emails with attachments on my desktop and save attachments in ...
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thunderbird configuration ASADDDA in vmware in ubuntu

I am having problem in configuring thunderbird in VMware environment. I am using VMware 15 workstation. I have problem in using Gmail I discussed them here 13.66 GB out of 15 Gb used in Gmail delete ...
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How does one properly backup/export Thunderbird/IMAP mails?

I use Thunderbird for my mail on a lot of IMAP servers. Currently, I have set my offline settings to include every folder and go to offline mode every few days. That should mean I always have all ...
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Is it possible to set up email forwarding for sent items?

I have created a catchall email address (record@domain.com) and added a forwarder for all other domain email accounts to this address. All incoming email are correctly routed to record@domain.com, but ...
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Thunderbird: Moving mails to Local Folder and deleting them from IMAP

I am reaching the limit of my IMAP folder. With the idea of moving some of the largest emails to a local folder, I used Thunderbird's search function, found around 300 Inbox messages over 5MB, dragged ...
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Thunderbird fails gmail OAuth2 despite correct credentials

When trying to set up Gmail account using OAuth2 on fresh Thundirbird install I can't get properly authenticated despite providing correct credentials. With help of the Thunderbird wizard I get all ...
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How to have different mail servers for different users?

Currently we are running on an older mail service where each client uses IMAP and SMTP to connect for incoming and outgoing mail. This is not Exchanged-based - let's call it "old school" mail server ...
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How can I use the results of SpamCop in Thunderbird by SpamAssassin?

In the past I used gmx.de, a Web-email-provider in germany, only. But I got many spam mails, so started to fight against it by reporting it to SpamCop. First I had to learn is, that gmx.de does not ...
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Moving IMAP Mail items within Outlook Causes Incorrect Timestamp in IOS Native Email Client

Problem: Using Outlook to move an existing mail item from an Outlook PST or IMAP folder into a different Outlook IMAP folder causes the IOS native email client (INEC) to display the ‘wrong’ date/time –...
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How to disable DEFLATE for one of the IMAP-accounts?

My home desktop is connected to the mail server via an InfiniBand link -- there is absolutely no point in server compressing the messages and the client inflating them back. Yet, that's what ...
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How to migrate from IMAP to Office 365 with Thunderbird?

On Linux I set up Thunderbird to work with rackspace IMAP for an email account which has since migrated to office 365. I suppose the best practice would to back-up the IMAP e-mails from Thunderbird. ...
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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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Mailbird - IMAP client not showing messages

I have IMAP set up and went through my inbox and archived a bunch of messages. My Mailbird says I am at INBOX 0....yet when I go online I have 14 messages still in my inbox? Any ideas why it is not ...
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Is there a way to ensure that Local Folders in Thunderbird contain all the data present in an IMAP folder?

I'm thinking of using the following procedure to archive IMAP folders locally (such that they are searchable) and in the cloud ("cold storage" backup), and then removing them from the IMAP server ...
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Modify Gmail (IMAP/SMTP) settings in Outlook

I have Outlook configured to access a gmail account. Recently, it stopped syncing with a server error. Unfortunately, I see NO WAY to modify (or even view) the SMTP settings. If you go to account ...
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Outlook tasks masked as completed (using gmail as mail server)?

When I used Outlook tasks and mark a task as "Completed", it disappears from the list. When I use the Tasks view "Completed", this is empty even though I have marked numerous tasks as complete. I also ...
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Is there any way to filter emails using source code?

I have an IMAP email account, and I get quite a bit of "click this link to see me naked" style spam. There's nothing consistent in the text, TO or FROM of the messages that I can use to filter them, ...
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dovecot and Directory index full ext4

please help me with problem. EXT4-fs warning (device sdb): ext4_dx_add_entry:2199: inode #524328: comm imap: Directory index full! There is a dovecot that has been working for 5 years and has ...
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Retrieve emails from different folders in Office 365 with getmail in mbox format and Dovecot

I have an Office 365 account who has multiple folders (mailboxes). With getmail I can retrieve all emails from all mailboxes with the following configuration: [retriever] type=SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever ...

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