The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server.

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IMAP: Subscribe to a mailbox via telnet

I'm debugging some problems with a Courier IMAP mail configuration. The IMAP server is returning a "Mailbox does not exist, or must be subscribed to" error message if I try to issue a STATUS or ...
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Problems with POSTFIX SMTP Auth [closed]

I'm having problems with Postfix SMTP. It's connected to dovecot and and I know dovecot is working because I can create an IMAP connection but not an SMTP connection. postconf -n output: ...
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A problem using Mutt with Gmail

I'm using Mutt with a Gmail account via IMAP (with Exim), and keep getting warnings Mailbox was externally modified. Flags may be wrong. every time when I move with 's' command a message to ...
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Can somebody explain the difference between IMAP and POP3 [closed]

I dunno if I have right understanding or somewhat faulty understanding of the three topics. From a user-end perspective both IMAP or POP3 credentials are what I need if I need to have mail incoming to ...
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mailing thru ssh

(I am a Linux only user & MELT software developer, and use Linux since kernel 0.99.15 e.g. the previous century) I have a VPS host ovh.starynkevitch.net (running Linux) which is also the MX host ...
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accessing Maildir locally with Mutt and remotely over IMAP simultaneously

I have Postfix + Maildir + Dovecot + IMAP on my mailserver. I am accessing my mailbox remotely over IMAP with one or more clients (Thunderbird). Additionally, on the server I have mutt configured for ...
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multiple clients accessing one email account over IMAP

I am using Postfix + Dovecot + IMAP + Maildir and I am accessing my server from two different machines (desktop and Laptop), i.e. two clients (Thunderbird). The are sometimes running simultaneously, ...
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Postfix: disable authentication through port 25

When using Postfix and IMAP on a mailserver, at least 3 ports are usually opened 25 smtp : incoming emails from anybody (whole internet) 465 smtps : outgoing emails from authorized users (to the ...
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Thunderbird: deleted emails are still in local IMAP folder

I am using Thunderbird + IMAP. Thunderbird caches messages locally in: .icedove/asdfgh.default/ImapMail/mail.example.com/ For each IMAP folder, there are files Folder and Folder.msf. I have ...
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Dovecot ignores settings for mailboxes

I have set up Dovecot on my Postfix mailserver. My mailserver is using Maildir format: home_mailbox = Mail/inbox/ A user's Mail directory looks like this: $HOME/Mail/inbox $HOME/Mail/drafts ...
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Greek characters in mutt's sidebar (mailboxes names sourced via offlineimap)

Mutt's sidebar, does not read properly Greek characters (mailboxes named by using Greek characters). Anyhow, there is no such problem inside both the index and the pager, where Greek ...
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Can Apache Web server Respond to SMTP/IMAP/POP3 requests?

Bear with me, please. I want to know what functions are provided by the Apache 2.4.9 Web server on Fedora 20. I understand that Apache responds to HTTP request only. I believe that SMTP and POP3 ...
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Receiving emails over IMAP and parsing with a script with minimal delay

I have a Perl script that uses NET::IMAPClient and MIME::Parser which simply reads new emails from an IMAP server and saves any attachments to disk. My question is: what is the best way to run this ...
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recover email from imap account using mailx

I am having problems fetching emails with mailx. My imap account uses ssl/tls connection with normal password authentication on port 993. I don't have any problems sending through smtp though. Here is ...
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How to select an expandable folder when saving?

I have IMAP folders like this: A A/A A/B B B/A C When I save (s in mutt) a mail and use ?, I'm presented with a view like this: A + B + C It works perfectly until I want to move to A or B. If I ...
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IMAP folders: how big is too big?

I've switched from using Thunderbird to offlineimap and mutt. My mailboxes have over 50k messages. After tweaking some settings, mutt is very responsive with this many messages. notmuch is extremely ...
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Restoring a Particular User's mdbox Mailbox in Dovecot

A user is reporting lost emails due to a client-side error, so I need to restore emails from backup for this particular user but I'm not finding anything online (maybe my google-fu is lame). ...
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Why mutt keeps asking for imap username and password?

Unsetting mutt's configuration variables imap_user, imap_pass (and perhaps preconnect, imap_authenticators as well) via an account-hook . "unset ... " call, seems to be common practice, if not a ...
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Cyrus create mail box gives error permissions denied

On freebsd91 64 bit i installed exim as mta and cyrus as imap server. I use saslpasswd2 root cyradmin -user root localhost localhost> cm INBOX.Sent It gives permissions denied error. In my ...
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Disabling sentbox in postfix over Squirrelmail

I have installed POSTFIX over Squirrelmail on CentOS Linux... The services I have ran are: service httpd service ssl service mysql service postfix service saslauthd service dovecot But I want to ...
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Batch encrypt all mail on IMAP server

I would like to keep my emails on my provider's IMAP server for convenience and as backup archive; however, I do not want my provider (or anybody else) to be able to read those 'archived' emails. ...
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Mutt index disappearing on IMAP reconnect

Mutt IMAP is working just fine ... until IMAP server drops the connection. Then mutt automatically reconnects to the server - also just fine, according to the messages in the status line - but! it ...
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IMAP caching proxy for sharing connections

I'm trying to find an IMAP proxy in which multiple clients will share a single connection to the same server. The reason for this is because most mail providers only allow a limited number of IMAP ...
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mbsync not fetching/pushing with [Gmail]/Folders

I've switched from offlineimap to mbsync, but I'm having a problem syncing certain directories from Gmail. Specifically, all of the [Gmail]/FolderName directories seem to be ignored by mbsync (when I ...
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Dovecot POP3S & IMAPS SSL Certificate that works for all user domains

This may be a really stupid question, but I can't seem to put my head around it. I have a mail server I'm trying to setup to service 6 domains. I will have multiple mail users accessing the server via ...
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Mutt imap multiple account

My first question on this site, I come quickly. I'm a fan of command line tools and text-based application. I use tmux with a minimalist tiling wm is qtile, I can not change the environment. I'm a ...
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How can I print a summary of Maildir contents when logging into a shell?

I know this is theoretically possible, but I'm trying to avoid reinventing the wheel. I'm using Ubuntu Linux, with Maildir mailbox format. I want to put something in my .login that will parse the ...
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Courier IMAP - Account's mailbox directory is not owned by the correct uid or gid

so i poked around and found out that DEFDOMAIN="@domain.se" is messing things up, so i removed that from /etc/courier/imapd and i got to the point where SMTP work and i get this from the IMAP: Jul 2 ...
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postfix + Cyrus SASL - cannot connect to saslauthd server: No such file

Everything is up and running and answer on calls but the login for postfix doesn't seem to work (it works for Courier IMAP, just not postfix). Here's the error output: Jun 30 22:22:10 HOST ...
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Roll-your-own GMail alternative

I'm quitting GMail but attempting to avoid the headaches that come with administering my own Internet-facing IMAP server. I have access to a commercial IMAP account, and I'd like to continue to use ...
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Courier IMAP cannot find my Maildir but can find root's Maildir

I'm running into a weird issue setting up Postfix and Courier IMAP on a clean Ubuntu 13.04 install. I'm using this tutorial, and am currently Testing Courier IMAP. When I try to login with root, ...
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local email storage syncing to imap - mutt-friendly

Summary My problem: I want to read email offline with my choice of client (mutt), but I want actions like moving emails, etc. to be kept in two-way snc with an imap server. My question: Is there a ...
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Using Trash with Mutt: Does it make sense?

I come from Thunderbird, which I found to be bloatware with spontaneous hiccoughs using 20–40% of processing power, weak IMAP and local mailfolder handling and a constant 100–500MB of RAM use. But it ...
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Courier-imap with sendmail setup: why is my IMAP inbox empty?

I've successfully installed sendmail, but when I connect to the Courier IMAP server via Outlook, the Inbox is listed as empty. When I check the inbox with Alpine locally on the server, it has content ...
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Mutt new e-mail notifications in tmux window

I am on tmux, with mutt in an inactive window. If IMAP flags change on a message through external means, I see the visual bell and the status bar changes, drawing my attention to the e-mail client. ...
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what is the correct Courier / Maildir++ email (sub)folder format?

For representing the logical email folder structure, a "Maildir++" format exists that was first implemented by the Courier mail server, thus sometimes also being referred to as the "Courier" format. ...
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mutt: move IMAP folder

Can an IMAP folder be moved within mutt? If one navigates to the list of folders (c?), the default key bindings allow one to create a new mailbox (C), change mailbox/folder (c), delete a mailbox (d), ...
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mutt: rename IMAP folder

How does one interactively rename an IMAP folder within the mutt MUA? Currently, if I want to change a folder name, I use the gmail web browser interface, but this is rather inefficient. Is there an ...
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mutt: gmail IMAP unresponsive

I read gmail via IMAP with the mutt MUA. If I leave mutt open and idle for several minutes, then the program becomes unresponsive to keyboard input, requiring me to kill the process. I am not certain ...
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SMTP Auth - SASL on Dovecot, Postfix and CentOS 6.2 (and Open-Xchange)

I am trying to get open SASL to work on CentOS 6.2. I followed this tutorial: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/postfix_sasl I suspect it works perfectly for CentOS 5.x so all I really need is an update ...
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fetchmail to log complete messages AND pass to mda

I couldn't seem to tell from the fetchmail man page or http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-man.html#7 whether --bsmtp <filename>.bsmtp.log, applied from cli/cronjob, and --mda ...
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cyrus impad and recursive 'INBOX' directories

I am using cyrus imapd on Fedora The mailbox of a user is presenting a deep tree of nested INBOXes: user.foo user.foo.Apple Mail To Do user.foo.Archives user.foo.Archives.2011 user.foo.Deleted ...
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Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian?

Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian? Is there even one?
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Fetchmail move fetched mail to backup folder

At the moment, I have my .fetchmailrc configured to keep a copy on the mailserver. However, it would be nice to move these copies to an imap folder on the server. I believe this would not be possible ...
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Mutt: Automatically subscribe to IMAP mailboxes

I'm using a bunch of mailboxes in mutt which are populated by imapfilter. To avoid manual reconfiguration (by going to the folder list and pressing s at every new entry), I'd like to configure mutt to ...
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Heirloom-mailx and Saving to IMAP Folder with Spaces

If I try to save to a message to an IMAP folder with the command save 1 +FOLDER/"Folder withSpaces" in heirloom-mailx, instead of saving, mailx spits out No applicable messages from {Folder/"Folder, ...
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Does fetchmail support these IMAP features? If so, how?

I'm studying and learning about how mail is handled in linux systems, and one thing has become a source of confusion for me. On my iPhone, via IMAP, I can mark a message in my Gmail inbox as read, or ...
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IMAP mail notifier for window manager/task bar?

I am searching for a small new-email-notifier for IMAP mailboxes that displays it's status in the icon-bar (how do you call it?) of a window manager. Basically some biff/xbiff like tool ported to ...