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

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How do I reload enitre mbox file into the inbox folder in Dovecot?

I accidentally lost all my e-mails except for those in the inbox folder while changing the server configuration. I can still see the entire history of the mail server in the mbox file but I can't seem ...
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Seperate mail coming from addresses that specified multiple recipients

For a long time I wondered if there are ways to filter mail coming from e-mail addresses that specified multiple recipients, because somewhere in the headers there should be 1 recipient or 1>. One ...
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Unable to browse mail subfolders on iOS clients with specific server. Dovecot and Maildir

This is a bit of an odd one, and I'd appreciate any advice. If this is better for ServerFault instead, let me know. I don't think this belongs in AskDifferent or similar. While I am talking about a ...
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Why can't rsync be used in place of IMAP/POP? [closed]

Disclaimer: this relates to those who like to manage their email as files, using the likes of mutt or some other maildir reader. Before I became familiar with the likes of rsync and scp, IMAP and POP ...
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Can't set up Gmail account in Thunderbird

This was working fine until I had to reinstall Windows. If it makes any difference, I chose this time to install Thunderbird portable, and it's currently at v115.8.0 I go "add existing account&...
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Connect Asterisk to Exchange shared mailbox via IMAP

We have been tasked with connecting Asterisk VM to our exchange environment so that Asterisk can drop a .wav file of the received v/m into a shared mailbox. We have been given the settings needed by ...
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Does changing the MX records on Tucows DNS affect POP/IMAP?

Scenario: My company have email hosted by the ISP with a business domain. The DNS is hosted on Tucows. I have full access to the DNS. The ISP emails only work as POP3 or IMAP. I want to migrate to the ...
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Moving emails in Thunderbird lost them on my server

A couple of years ago I migrated servers to a different provider and the settings changed so that sent emails got copied to different IMAP folders when sending from different devices. Recently I tried ...
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Googles shutting down LSA and its effect on Gmail IMAP/POP

I have a Gmail account that uses POP to download emails from a GWS (Google Workspace) inbox, effectively another Gmail account. In order for this to work, I had to turn on LSA (Less Secure App) for ...
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How to find which senders use the most space in my Gmail account?

How could I sort email senders (distinct "from" addresses) by the total amount of space each sender's cumulative messages (including bodies and attachments) are occupying in my Gmail account?...
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Mail Server and Google Mail

Issue I have just set up an email server using Postfix, POP3 and IMAP, following the instructions listed here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixBasicSetupHowto Sending/receiving mail locally ...
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Request all folders with imap with thunderbird

I configured in the browser application of MS Outlook 365 a bunch of rules to filter emails before receiving them. As Example: If sender == Hans.Jochen move mail to folder "Hans.Jochen" If ...
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How does Mozilla Thunderbird set IMAP flags?

The IMAP specification supports by default certain flags: \Seen (Seen) \Flagged (Flagged) \Answered (Answered) \Deleted (Deleted) \Draft (Draft) \Recent (Recent) I assume that Thunderbird uses the \...
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incorrect email preview received date in outlook after migration

I exported a PST file from Exchange. Then I imported it into Gsuite with Google Workspace Migration for Microsoft Outlook. In Gmail everything works fine. In Outlook Pro 2016, I have the wrong date ...
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How to read All Mail on IMAP Gmail with the Alpine / Pine e-mail client?

How is the "Incoming-Folders Collection" made to include the "all mail" IMAP folder? Currently, the ".pinerc" has the inbox as: # Path of (local or remote) INBOX, e.g. ={...
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Automatically send an email listing all unread emails

I have an email account that I manage with some SIEVE rules to dispatch and flag each newly received emails in different folders. I'm looking for a way to automatically send an email listing all ...
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Keep my sent mails while migrating from imap mail account to Gmail

I currently have a mail account at some provider (Gandi.net). I want to "migrate" my account to a Gmail account. I created a new gmail account. I want to copy all my emails from my previous ...
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Migrate from POP to IMAP on Gmail without duplicating emails and preserving local folder structure

We are on G Suite and have one user who is still on POP and has lots of folders and locally stored emails in Thunderbird. I want to migrate them to IMAP and I'm fine with recreating all the labels and ...
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Need to sync backup Thunderbird IMAP folder to IMAP server

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Thunderbird: 115.3.1(64 bit) I reported a bug in the new updated version of Thunderbird. One of the troubleshooting steps was to install and test the latest beta version (119), which ...
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mutt: bcc to /var/mail/myself instead of out via IMAP?

During mutt -f imaps://imap.example.com/INBOX, when I send an email, if I bcc to myself, then the bcc gets sent to the inbox at my email provider at example.com. Then it's an extra step to retrieve ...
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How to train an email server's junk filter using an IMAP offline client?

I frequently use offline email clients such as thunderbird and K-9. I also am trying to do a better job of training my email account's mail filter to more accurately filter junk email. I see ...
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Outlook 365 is prompting IMAP settings when adding a specific google domain account

I have been quite frustrated on this issue and Google has no solution for me. I have created a domain in Google domains and added a users account in the workspace. The first 3 days it works well. I ...
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Thunderbird does not update imap folders anymore

How can you tell Thunderbird to reload the imap folder list? I would assume, that any email client would refresh the imap folders every time mails are fetched, since it cannot know which folders ...
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Drafts in thunderbird get saved without paragraph breaks

This is a problem when using thunderbird to write a draft, and then use the email application on my phone to schedule send. The problem is, thunderbird is saving the drafts to the remote server ...
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Deleting Gmail emails from server when deleted in Thunderbird

I came across several answers for this topic here but none of them seem to solve my issues. I'm running out of space on Gmail and there are some really unnecessary emails on Gmail that deserve to go. ...
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is it posibble to have mail server to backup host mail. (imap and smtp)

Can I have 2 email servers? One is in a VPS (planning to use contabo with cyberpanel) the other is the current hosting provider (dailyrazor). I keep getting down times for the email. Can they back up ...
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How to get folders in Thunderbird and Gmail to "look" the same?

I know that in the advanced settings of Thunderbird, I can set the "imap server directory" to [Gmail]. This puts all of the folders I use on the same "level" in thunderbird, ie: ...
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Thunderbird deletes mails after recovering on OWA

By mistake, I deleted all my mails in the inbox in thunderbird. Unfortunately, they didn't show up in deleted items nor in trash. But I found all mails on Outlook Web App under recover deleted mails. ...
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changing / setting UID of IMAP entries for mails

I want to set custom uid for mails - is this possible? Background: I want to backup mails from an internal mail server (Mailcow) to an external one (IONOS). I am using python imaplib package and ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to reload an IMAP folder structure from Outlook.com

Thunderbird is freshly installed and with an Outlook.com email account using an IMAP connection. New messages can be written, sent and received, all new messages arrive both in Thunderbird client and ...
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Mutt and Gmail with Local Storage for Readmail

I've been using Mutt with Gmail (Google Workspaces) and when I save readmail, it saves them on the imap with a label. I'd like sentmail and readmail to be stored locally. I only want to use Gmail for ...
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Why can't Windows Mail app display email content properly?

Received: from localhost (unknown [99.231.89.90]) by mail-m11883.qiye.163.com (Hmail) with ESMTPA id BD1498401A0 for <[email protected]>; Mon, 29 May 2023 13:09:56 +0800 (CST) MIME-Version: ...
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curl only works with -u but not with -n

I can't get where is the error This works like a charm: ~$ curl -u '[email protected]:123' imaps://imap.mail.yahoo.com:993 -X 'STATUS INBOX (MESSAGES)' But this don't: ~$ curl -n imaps://imap.mail.yahoo....
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What happens if I move folders into an IMAP account in Outlook?

A friend of mine is using Outlook (I think 2019) on his Windows PC. He asked me to add another mail account to his Outlook instance, which I did (as IMAP). He already has another account in the ...
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Zimbra inbox unable to receive emails from other servers

I have setup a zimbra server on an ubuntu VM, opened up the necessary ports according to this tutorial. I am able to receive emails from gmail or outlook using other email domains. However, no emails ...
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Cannot connect to an email server from a home Wi-Fi

First off, I'm not entirely sure this is the right Stack page to post this into, but hopefully, I'll be redirected to the proper page if not. A friend of mine had problems connecting to an email ...
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Thunderbird IMAP - Keep the emails when the account gets closed OR back them up

I realise the solution exists out there but I'm confused by all the vocabulary. Situation: I have two email accounts that are about to be closed (professional email accounts, end of contract). I would ...
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How can I configure Thunderbird to prevent it from automatically deleting messages from its local mailbox when they're deleted on the server?

I've got a scenario where I need to retain a backup of an IMAP email account in Thunderbird when it even has email deleted from it on the server. In other words, I just always want it to keep ...
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Will email(s) be restored by the IMAP sync process after removal of the corresponding message file of an IMAP account from a Thunderbird profile?

If one did the following on a client pc with an IMAP account: In Thunderbird: Have the synchronisation button (see "Synchronization & Storage" menu) of this account toggled on (so all ...
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Outlook Calendar/Contacts Export to PST

We have a large number of imap to office365 migrations to complete.users currently use outlook for their email. O365 migration doesn’t migrate calendar/contacts etc so we are manually exporting from ...
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OpenSSL connection to an imap server over explicit port works, but fails on implicit port

I have a mail server to which I'm connecting from a ruby application using protocol IMAP. But I get an error in rails console: Loading dev environment (Rails 7.0.4) irb(main):001:0> @connection = ...
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Folder Sync with PST file when switching from POP to IMAP in Outlook 365

I'm using Outlook 365 I had Outlook connected via POP. I wanted to switch to IMAP. I created a PST file with all my emails. I then setup Outlook to use IMAP. Works fine. I then imported my PST file. ...
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How long should I wait before fetching the "SENT" mailbox after sending an e-mail?

I have made my e-mail client immediately fetch new e-mails from the IMAP server (only opening the "Sent"/"Sent mail" mailbox) right after a new e-mail has been sent. To my (slight) ...
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outlook 365 - restore from backup file and only IMAP synchronize recent emails

I have a web email account with over 100,000 emails, and about 30 folders dating back 18 years. I created an Outlook .pst backup of the account from my old computer which was running Outlook 2010, and ...
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sending mail on a windows 10 machine using Thunderbird fails

About a month ago, my wife's computer running Windows 10 with all of the latest patches,lost the ability to send mail with attachments. Generally if the attachment is rather small in size, the ...
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Why are some emails marked read and others unread on arrival using IMAP in Thunderbird?

On advice of my provider, I recently switched to IMAP on my desktop but left POP3 on my phone and elsewhere. Incoming email seems to randomly switch from read to unread when it appears on my desktop. ...
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mutt: keybind to run external script just before imap-fetch-mail

I use offlineimap to manage receiving mail from my IMAP server. I use folders in mutt which offlineimap populates to view them. I would love to be able to bind a key to run the offlineimap external ...
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Windows Mail error 0x80070003

I am currently having trouble configuring the Windows mail application, when I click on the option to add a Google account it gives me the error code 0x80070003. I found an alternative however with ...
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can't send/receive emails anymore in Outlook

I'm using Outlook as my email client and have an IMAP acccount. I had to change my password and now send/receive emails doesn't work anymore. I updated my account and I know the new password is ...
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How could I save emails from outlook IMAP client on local machine?

Unfortunately, we have no access to our mail server anymore because of some reasons and we have no backup. The clients used to connect via outlook IMAP. The emails are still in their mailboxes. My ...
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