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

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IMAP — what are the most popular versions used these days?

I can't find any information about the status of IMAP version 4 and how widely it's used nowadays and how widely other versions, 1, 2 and 3 are used. So is IMAP version 4 common these days? What ...
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Remove/Delete Attachments from email server (IMAP)

I have a rather large quantity of emails on my mail server (IMAP) which contain attachments (PDF's, etc.) These attachments waste space--my HDD space on server is limited by my hosting company--and I ...
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How to upload my emails to another email server I've downloaded via IMAP from my 1st one?

I want to download my emails via IMAP from email account and upload them to another. I want to do that manually in Python. I know how to retrieve my emails via IMAP, but how can I actually "upload" ...
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How do I restart offlineimap?

I have offlineimap running on a cron job. Every once in a while it seems to get interrupted, and when that happens I can't restart it. If I try to run it from the terminal I get an error indicating ...
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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 - 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: 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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How to login to imap server with email address for unix users?

I'm being able to login to imap with the unix user name # telnet localhost imap Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR ...
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How to set up Mutt and Spamassassim

I've got Mutt to access and read my gmail, but in the inbox, it includes all the mail that the gmail interface hides in two tabs (I think they're called labels) called 'Social' and 'Promotions'. I'd ...
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GNU Emacs Gnus can't connect to gmail IMAP

I'm in the process of configuring Gnus to retrieve emails from my gmail account via IMAP. I have done as recommended at https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnusGmail, however I keep on getting errors from ...
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Why does mutt keep 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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Mark emails on my mail server as read

I have a Virtual Private Server, running a mail server for my domain. I use postfix and dovecot. I'm using IMAP. On my MacBook, I can retrieve my mails using the default app Mail. However, every time ...
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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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Gmail blocking mutt

When I try to log in to gmail with mutt, it flashes a quick Webalert with a url, something like accounts.gmail.com or something. It's too quick for me to see or copy it. Then it says Login failed. ...
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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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My server email can't connect to Outlook or Thunderbird

I have postfix for smtp, and dovecot for imap/pop with FROXLOR. I have configured correctly, but I can't succeed in configuring an account in client mail programs. From Outlook, I receive Log on to ...
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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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Dovecot Authentication with MySQL and Horde Webmail

I am looking into setting up my web server to have its own IMAP/POP/SMTP server. For the IMAP and POP3 and I am using Dovecot and the webmail I am using Horde. Its all mostly working, I can ...
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how to detect who changed mail status in shared IMAP mailbox

Is that possible to know from the imap / dovecot logs which user performed which operation (ie. delete, status change) on mail in shared IMAP mailbox?
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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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Cyrus Performance Tweaks?

Okay guys, I have put a lot of research into this so bear with me. Here's what I am up against. I have been working with RC for a long time and I know some awesome SQL tweaks that work wonders, etc. ...
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mutt SSL unknown protocol - not able to connect

I am facing following situation. I am using arch linux I installed mutt the email client I followed the simple guidelines in the arch wiki to configure mutt to use imap For the simple config where ...
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Mail clients' inconsistent use of Maildir through IMAP

I've succesfully set up Postfix and Dovecot at my home server to use Maildir as the mailbox storage format. However after I tried out a couple of different mail clients like Thunderbird and Outlook ...
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SASL fails to with against LDAP

So I am running into a whirlwind of issues with my cyrus install. I am setting up a multi-domain kolab groupware solution. I am on centos 6.7 I am getting this flooding my error logs when I try to ...
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Offlineimap unknown SSL protocol error

I am using offlineimap to fetch mail from several IMAP servers. This used to work but today offlineimap has been unable to fetch mail, producing the following errors: *** Processing account example ...
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(offlineimap) Email directory still empty after successful connection; force methods don't make any difference

i have newly installed offlineimap, but after the first start my maildirectory is still empty. Furthermoore, the methods described here ...
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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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IMAP login not recognizing SASL while simple postfix send is

I've got SASLAuthd working (via LDAP), and am also successfully able to telnet via port 25 with my LDAP credentials. Postfix is configured with Dovecot. All 3 services are running fine (Postfix, ...
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dovecot not starting : service(imap) access(/usr/lib/dovecot/imap) failed

I have installed dovecot but the service is not running. I have verified using ps -A | grep dovecot and service dovecot status The test says : dovecot stop/waiting In the /var/log/mail.err and ...
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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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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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mails delivered but courier-imap refuses connection

My mailserver delivers mails successfull in Maildir format. But I cannot connect to courier through IMAP. It refuses the connection. The firewall port 143 is opened. The server is running openSUSE ...
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Postfix / Dovecot Mail appears in logs, but not in its respective folder

I'm currently trying to set up Postfix with Dovecot, but something does not seem to work the way it should be. For some reason, mails I sent to my mail account appear in the logs, but do not become ...
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Thunderbird displays IMAP folders incorrectly (gmail account)

I have set up Icedove (Thunderbird) to use my gmail account with IMAP. I would like to have my IMAP folder structure gmail.com - Inbox - Drafts - Sent - Trash However, the actual ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...
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unable establish remote imap connection, why not?

A remote CentOS 7 web server is able to successfully receive email sent from elsewhere on the internet addressed to me@mydomain.com . An app running on the same CentOS 7 server is able to use ...
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Download big imap directory to maildir

I search a solution to download (for archiving) a large mail directory via imap from a mail-server and stores all mails in a local maildir. I need a robust solution, which repeatedly tries if ...
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IMAP Dovecot cannot connect

I am trying to set up my own mail server (for 'fun'). I followed this tutorial to the bone. But I get this error message: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 2 attempts in 9 secs): ...
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exim + courier + squirrelmail mail delivery in wrong directories

I just installed an E-Mailserver using exim for SMTP, courier(-imap) for fetching mails via IMAPv4 and squirrelmail as web client for the end user. Everything works fine. But when I sent an E-Mail to ...
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Backup and restore IMAP mail account with (open source) Linux tools

Which Linux tools help to backup and restore a IMAP mail account including all mail and subfolders? I expect disconnects for large IMAP accounts because of ressource limitiations on the server ...
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Confirm DavMail connection

I am using DavMail to connect to my employers Outlook servers. Before I attempt to configure the email client to work with DavMail, I want to confirm that DavMail has been configured properly and is ...
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Dovecot (imap) not starting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 installed postfix dovecot vimbadmin and roundcube. Everything works except dovecot. When I restart dovecot I get this: stop: Unknown instance: dovecot start/running, ...
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Migrating mail to a new server using OfflineIMAP - dot folders not copied

I am trying to migrate mails from a server to a new server using OfflineIMAP. My config looks like: [general] accounts = TestAccount ui = noninteractive.Basic [Account TestAccount] localrepository ...
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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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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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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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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 ...