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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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(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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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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rich rules in firewalld to log imap and smtp attempts

How can I set up rich rules in firewalld that will record what is happening when a remote Thunderbird client tries to connect via imap and smtp? I imagine that two rules might be required, one for ...