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It's because those clients (currently) don't support OAuth 2.0. ...beginning in the second half of 2014, we'll start gradually increasing the security checks performed when users log in to Google. These additional checks will ensure that only the intended user has access to their account, whether through a browser, device or application. These changes will ...


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If you try the steps above and still don't see an All Mail folder, manually create one. Right-click and select "Process Marked Headers" on the context menu, and the folder will populate.


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Postfix and Dovecot do different things. Postfix is an MTA, or Mail Transfer Agent. It accepts mail from the outside world and from local sources, and routes it to its destination. This may involve an smtp connection to another machine, or it may involve delivering it to a local delivery agent or writing it directly to an mbox. When an MTA goes wrong, ...


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I found following post: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-delete-and-manage-old-messages-in-os-x-mail/ So you have to do the following: Add your filter that you want to apply. Add the rule condition: Every message. Set the drop down to "all" You need to set "all" because if you set "any". What happens is that it evaluates every message, it will ...


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You can set it up using Thunderbird if IMAP is enabled in your account settings on Office365 it just requires a few add-ons for everything to work correctly. Download Required Extensions: Lightning: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/projects/calendar/ Ericsson Exchange 2007/2010/2013 Calendar, Tasks, Contacts and GAL Provider: https://github.com/Ericsson/...


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No, it is not required to set up a DNS cache on the server. The server should use a caching DNS resolver that's somewhere nearby, but most hosting companies already run their own resolvers for the entire datacenter and configure servers to use them by default. By default, both Postfix and Dovecot use local accounts for everything. If you have a Linux account ...


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I have just found it out... To run the setup without the Outlook wizard, goto: File > Information > Account Settings > Manage Profiles This window will open: Click "Email Accounts" and setup your account manually:


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OfflineIMAP does support one-way sync (no updates to the actual mail server's mailbox), using the readonly = True option. See the sample configuration file in the official GitHub repository. So your .offlineimap config file should contain: [Repository Gmailserver-foo] #This is the remote repository type = Gmail remotepass = XXX remoteuser = XXX readonly = ...


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Unfortunately, Gmail doesn’t expose its “Categories” to IMAP. I'm using Mail.app as my email client, and I had the same desire to have my mail categorized with Gmail’s bayesian-or-whatever classifiers, so I found a fix. This workaround uses filters to automatically apply labels to categories. Once labeled the old fashioned way, they can then be exposed to ...


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To make filtering works for subfolders: create a new string preference "mail.server.default.applyIncomingFilters" to "true". Even if it seems odd, do NOT create a boolean setting, it has to be a STRING setting with the value "true". Source: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1444045&p=12768821#p12768821 see reply of "geoyo1"


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It's possible. The two protocols are completely unrelated. IMAP doesn't care how you send mail, and SMTP doesn't care how you receive mail. In Thunderbird, the SMTP server settings work the same and should even be located in the same place. The real problem is that many domains use SPF to define a small whitelist of which SMTP servers are allowed to send ...


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The questioner has broached a most important topic that I've seen little written about. To wit: How keep a permanent collection of your emails regardless of the policies and configurations of email providers. ============== POP Protocol The advantage of the POP protocol is its simplicity and clarity of operation. Using the POP protocol, an email ...


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As per an answer listed on How to access a Shared Mailbox using Thunderbird or other IMAP client you may just need to define, confirm, or change a unique alias for the shared mailbox in Exchange 2016 and then use the below syntax rather than what you tried per your question. User Name: myname@company1.com\sharedmailbox (user\shared mailbox alias) How to ...


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Use the reliable Mutt (http://www.mutt.org/). mutt -f imap://username@sourceimaphost/INBOX/folder Tag selected messages by t, or tag all messages by T and entering ~A. (With T, you can specify various patterns (http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-4.html#ss4.2). Move tagged messages by ;s("save") and enter imap://username@destimaphost/INBOX/folder. (This ...


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There are already a couple of very good answers to this question (which I’ve upvoted) but I thought I’d complement them with an answer detailing the relevant commands specified by the IMAP protocol, RFC 3501. Subscribing to folders In IMAP, subscriptions are used as a way of marking which folders should be displayed by IMAP clients. Some system folders may ...


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TL;DR Tags (or labels, or flags, or whatever your mail client calls them) can be stored on the server, but the IMAP specification defines it as optional. In the case of Thunderbird, if the server doesn't allow tags, it will store them in a local file. How tags are defined on IMAP Message State Information: Through the use of flags defined in the IMAP4 ...


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An alternative is to use mbsync from the isync project. Here is some example configuration for syncing mail from one IMAP server directly to another: # The IMAP server you wish to copy mails from. IMAPAccount imap-src-account Host imap.host.ac.uk User student0192 # Pass "xxxxx" # if you don't mind storing it in the file; otherwise will prompt UseIMAPS yes ...


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According to [1], set up Thunderbird to run filters on subfolders: Click the "Tools" menu Click the "Options" sub-menu Select the "Advanced" and "General" tab Click the "Config Editor..." button [Optional] Click the "I'll be careful (...)" button Right click on top of any of the preferences shown ...


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There is no need for a workaround anymore. Thunderbird version 38 and newer support GMail labels. According to the documentation an e-mail is downloaded only once: Note that a message can have multiple labels (for instance, "Personal", "Travel", "All Mail" and "Starred"). In this case, a single copy of this message will be downloaded, but it will be ...


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Actually ... you do not need to uninstall the update. Just change the search from "Current Mailbox," to "Current Folder," and you are all set. If you set the default search settings to include results only from "Current Folder," not "Current Folder. Current Mailbox when searching from the inbox," (which seems to be the default) all of your IMAP folders ...


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Close Outlook. Run Windows Control Panel. Open the "Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016)" applet and click the "Show Profiles..." button. Remove the existing "Outlook" profile. Add a new profile, name it "Outlook" and create a new account as needed.


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If somebody is still looking for a solution, hlpPy's solution above works for IMAP PSTs as well, I just tested with Outlook 2010. It is a non-technical solution anybody can follow without having to mess with the registry, but you need to follow it exactly: Start –> Control Panel –> Mail. Click on the "Data Files..." button at the left. Click the "Data ...


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When Outlook connects to Gmail via IMAP, Gmail instructs Outlook where it wants it's drafts stored. But because Outlook handles drafts differently to what Gmail expects (i.e. local handling rather than IMAP-friendly), draft copies can remain on the server even once the email is sent. You can resolve this by having Outlook use a local drafts folder on the ...


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Try to disable checkbox "Allow server to override namespace". According to thread on bugzilla, some servers indeed store those special folders under the INBOX. But client should be able to view it "as usual", i.e. at the top lever of hierarchy. Upd. After short discussion (comments deleted) we've found solution. See "UPDATE 4" section in the question.


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This is behavior of Thunderbird is arguably poorly implemented, but you can add any account with any settings without contacting a server to verify those settings. TL;DR -- After initial account verification failure, manually enter your email server settings (including any bogus ones) and press "Advanced config" when it appears. Then press "OK&...


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I know this is a old thread. But this seems to work: Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor Search for: mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new Change to true example: mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new = true The open and close, settings come into effect. Hope it helps someone else.


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Justin Pearce's solution did not work for me. However, I found out that moving the e-mail from one IMAP folder to another and back worked and let me download/use the corrupted attachment.


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I think I might have found the solution. I cannot explain why, but it seems to work at my end at least. I started looking at folders, and seeing that Outlook had created its own Sent, Draft, Trash folders. But in my search to clear this up, I came across this website: http://www.msoutlook.info/question/736 So I tried to set the 'Root folder path', which made ...


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I see this several times a week with various clients on Outlook 2013. (MOST COMMON) 1. Disable or uninstall 3rd party plug-ins (especially AntiSpam) (LESS COMMON) 2. Change Send/Receive Settings to only load the Inbox folder (EVEN LESS COMMON) 3. Make sure you are subscribed to the Inbox folder (WORKAROUND THAT ALWAYS WORKS) 4. If all above fails, ...


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I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to do almost the same thing (I actually just wanted to have my IMAP client fetch all messages except the ones that Google placed on the 'Promotions' tab), and came up with this approach. I set up a filter for the messages that I do not want to retrieve by IMAP (my search is Category:Promotions) and chose "Skip ...


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