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

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mail server migration tools

We have zimbra as mail server with an old ubuntu in our company. I decided to install a clean Debian or FreeBSD with a Postfix+Dovecot and other needed tools such as OpenDKIM and other tools. We have ...
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Apple iPad cannot access IMAP via Dovecot -- SSL unsupported protocol

I have a mail server that has been running for quite some time. Most of my clients use non-Apple devices or are okay with web-clients. I am only now running into this roadblock, because a new client ...
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Can't log into roundcube webmail on my own private mailserver

I just set up smtp and imap (so postfix and dovecot) on my debian machine and have an own domain. I tested that i can e.g. send emails and everything works. Now i installed Roundcube Webmail and ...
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How to expunge email from the Gmail "All Mail" directory over IMAP? (with Alpine e-mail)

Looking to manually save quantities of e-mail in batches so that they're deleted and expunged from Gmail to free up space. From Alpine the error message received is: [No messages expunged from folder ...
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Where does fetchmail store e-mails?

Having removed procmail, am looking for where fetchmail is storing messages: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ tail -f /var/log/fetchmail.log fetchmail: IMAP< A0003 OK [READ-WRITE] INBOX ...
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What username, server and port are specified for IMAP with Gmail using getmail?

Looking at github and trying to use their example config file: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ cat .config/getmail/getmail [options] verbose = 1 delete = false message_log = ~/.getmail/log ...
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Kindle ignores mutt emails

Problem Summary kindle ignores epub attachments send to the kindle address (<x>@kindle.com) when using mutt but not with gmail. (same sender address) System Specs Apple Silicon MacBook Pro 2021 ...
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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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In sieve, how can I copy a message to another user's mailbox on the same server without re-sending it externally?

I am using sieve to filter email in our IMAP server (Cyrus imapd). I have basic knowledge of how this works and have made a few simple sieve scripts that behave as expected so far. To attach those ...
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How to set the X-Google-Original-From header in Alpine (Pine) email?

Why the random down-vote? At least say what the problem with the question is. I'm using Gmail and Alpine for e-mail with IMAP. Mail sent from Alpine has this field: X-Google-Original-From: foo <...
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Moving a message to a different IMAP folder in mutt

Let's say I do $ mutt -f imaps://.......%40...........:[email protected]/INBOX.Spam and I want to move a certain message there in INBOX.Spam to INBOX.Junk . How do I do that? How to switch IMAP ...
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I need to create a pipe to convert string from UTF-8 to UTF-7-IMAP

To automate the command line creation of hundreds of directories in IMAP maildirs, I would need to be able to convert UTF-8 strings to UTF-7-IMAP on the fly. In php, I found a way to do it with a ...
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Any successor to “Open all links” of Thunderbird?

For the ancient Thunderbird 1.5, there was an add-on “Open all links”, which, according to its description, opened “all http(s) links in an e-mail message with a single click”. A development of this ...
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Thunderbird does not honor the configured archive location if it's an IMAP folder on another account

I have my mail archives on a local IMAP server (to easily backup them and to not be dependent on a certain mail client) If I configure another IMAP account to use a folder on this local IMAP account ...
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What does the dovecot acl plugin actually do?

Can I reasonably do shared mailboxes without the acl plugin? I do personal mailbox sharing completely with unix permissions: i.e. some accounts put their mailboxes in a unix group so that everyone in ...
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Is it possible to ignore "Inbox" folder when using IMAP (mbsync)?

I can't find a clear answer whether "Inbox" folder is necessary to sync when using IMAP protocol. I can't seem to uncheck it on gmail and mbsyncrc (mbsync's config file) seems to require an &...
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How do I change the user agent of K-9 Mail's IMAP client on Android?

I'm trying to use k-9 mail on android to connect to my organization's IMAP server which is being run as an outlook.office365.com service. As I'm sure many of you know, Microsoft recently turned off ...
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Need to be able to specify IP address of IMAP server on local network

I have an IMAP server that can be accessed from a public address that is behind a firewall. It has correct SSL certificates for the public name. It is easy to test this server from the private ...
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How to search for emails via IMAP in command line?

I want to search on an IMAP server for whether I have sent, cc, or received emails from certain email addresses, if so retrieve the title and snippets of message bodies. https://tewarid.github.io/2011/...
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Dovecot is showing the wrong expiration date for the imap certificate

I am running dovecot dovecot-2.3.8-9.el8.x86_64 on CentOS Linux release 8.5.2111 I have nagios checks warning me if the imap certificate in about to expire. Recently I got just such an alert. However, ...
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How to back up email to local filesystem? [duplicate]

I am moving to a different email provider. It will be the same email address, though. How do I back up the full account, all messages and attachments, to the local filesystem so that I can restore it ...
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does mbsync know i deleted folders?

Newly working with neomutt and mbsync. I did an initial grab of all my mail and folders which was fine. Then I started organizing my folders and mail. Some of the folders (or "mailboxes") ...
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cyrus imap does not start lmtp tcp socket, error message: Servname not supported for ai_socktype, disabling lmtp

Problem: When starting cyrus imap with the following line in /etc/cyrus.conf: SERVICES { ... lmtp cmd="lmtpd -a" listen="[192.168.50.100]:lmtp" prefork=1 proto=tcp4 } ...
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MacOS standard Apple email client, incoming mail arrives in trash folder. How to stop this?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask. (Can you suggest a better one?) I'm setting up a brand new Macbook Air (Oct 2022) for an older neighbor. The ISP is att.net The email protocol is standard ...
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dovecot: Force TCP socket disconnect on imap login failure?

I'm running dovecot 2.2.13 under Debian 8. I'd like to force an immediate TCP socket disconnect after any imap login attempt that fails. Right now, if invalid credentials are supplied during an imap ...
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How to make (cyr)deliver put messages into mailboxes whose names contain space characters?

Since quite a while, I am running Cyrus imapd, which generally works fine. Now, for the first time, I am in a situation where I need to use cyrdeliver (the MDA which comes with Cyrus imapd) to deliver ...
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Migrating user IMAP files/data to another hard drive/server

Due to a machine crash, I need to move my mail server to another host. This includes user IMAP, but as the old server is not accessible I can't just drag and drop in an imap client application like ...
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How to switch IMAP folder in mutt?

Hello how do I switch between IMAP folders in mutt? I have several folders in one IMAP account: Inbox Sent Trash Old Spam ... etc but all I can see is inbox. I have tried reading the help text, and ...
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Easiest IMAP archiver for multiple accounts

I'm pretty new to linux, Im running Ubuntu at the moment. On windows I was using a service called "mailstore" to archive the entire contents of multiple email accounts. I've seen a few ...
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Mail Retrieve Software for Microsoft 365

As Microsoft 365 is moving to Oauth2, and Fetchmail didn't release a stable version supporting it (only an Alpha on the version 7, but not solid), my organization is looking for a IMAP mail retrieve ...
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How does Kmail store offline IMAP

I use KMail, and I have mail from Local Folders and an IMAP account. For the IMAP account, I have Download all messages for offline use enabled. My understanding is the offline IMAP messages are ...
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IMAP Service in front of Pop3

I'm running a system that includes integrated email support (Synchronet), and while there's an in progress IMAP service in progress, it's rather buggy and doesn't seem to work well with Thunderbird at ...
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Prevent Thunderbird from downloading old messages

After reinstalling the email client Thunderbird and configuring my email account using IMAP, Thunderbird starts to download all old messages. Judging from the time it takes it seems like entire ...
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IMAP authentication by Mutt: Is Mutt transmitting password in plaintext?

I have recently started using mutt to access my email account via IMAP. My IMAP connection settings are as follows: set ssl_starttls = yes set ssl_force_tls = yes set imap_user = "username@domain....
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simpler alternative to Dovecot for receiving emails on Centos 8

We want to receive emails on our server, so when we setup MX DNS record, the emails sent to that domain could be seen on the server I wonder if there is any simpler alternative to Dovecot for ...
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How to properly decode utf7 file names obtained from an IMAP server

I have a few directories that I downloaded from an IMAP server. Example: $ find . -maxdepth 1 . ./&BCEEPwQwBDw- ./&BCMENAQwBDsENQQ9BD0ESwQ1- ./inbox ./&BCcENQRABD0EPgQyBDgEOgQ4- ./&...
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mbsync/isync -> GUI mail client + mutt

I have been using mbsync+mutt for years successfully, managing a number of post boxes for accounts with different mailservers. Now there is reason for me (some business emails are so deep with html ...
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OAUTHBEARER authentication fails in mutt

I've used OAUTHBEARER authentication to use mutt with GMail for a while, but I've run into a an issue that I can't figure out. When I launch mutt I get OAUTHBEARER authentication failed. Here is ....
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make mbsync+IMAP behave like POP

My work insists on Outlook365 and I use it in the most minimal way possible. That is, I pull email to my local machine à la POP and manage it there. Because of recent migration to MFA I have had to ...
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dovecot authentication against passed-file

currently i am facing some issues with dovecot and authentication against a passed-file. Here some details about the environment: Centos 7 (3.10.0-042stab142.1) postfix (2:2.10.1-9.el7) dovecot (1:2....
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How to keep dovecot from creating .imap directories if IMAP is disabled?

Since several years and through the last three Debian distributions, I am running dovecot as a POP3 server. In general, it works as expected, and I'm happy with it. However, there is one little issue ...
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Is there any IMAP/POP3 rely and archiving server application?

Classic email setup: [REAL-MAIL-SERVER] [IMAP/POP3 >] ---------> [EMAIL-CLIENT] [Storage] Is there any server application (open source) that would permit to store ...
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MBSync Maildir++ to IMAP with subfolder in INBOX

I am trying to use MBSync to sync a local Maildir++ folder (dovecot mail data) into a remote IMAP mailbox. While it works in general, subdirs of INBOX are ignored. Config looks like this: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 How do I fix the imaplib.readonly error?

I'm trying to use an imap script to view emails from a server. My script is able to log in fine, I get the 'OK Logged in' message, it's able to list the mailvoxes and dump untagged responses. After ...
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How do I disable SASL in KMail?

I have a laptop running KMail 5.7.3 on Bionic Beaver. I just got a new computer with Eoan Ermine and am trying to set up Kmail 5.11.3 to use the same IMAP server. I set up the IMAP account, tried to ...
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Possible to make mbsync (isync) update multiple multiple IMAP folders at once?

When running mbsync -a, it goes over each folder, updating it. This gets slow if you have many folders (20+ for e.g.). Is there a way to update multiple folders at once?
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How are images in imap mails supposed to be stored?

On a mail server running postfix and dovecot with imap, mails are stored plain on the disk. Within those mails, we have discovered that mails are stored in 2 ways. The image is embedded as a base64 ...
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How to get subject of gmail letter with curl?

I use curl in my Lua program to get new mail list. I am trying to send request like this local head_command = "curl --connect-timeout 30 -fsm 30" local server = "imap.gmail.com" local mail ...
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fail2ban not blocking access to imap ports

I have a mail server with dovecot. I run fail2ban on it, with the jail [dovecot] enabled. Here is the status of that jail. # fail2ban-client status dovecot Status for the jail: dovecot |- Filter | |...
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Train spamassassin remotely using a single email account set up for both POP and IMAP

I use multiple devices ( desktop / laptop / iphone / ipad ). I use POP because my desktop has extensive folders that I do not want to upload/share with a server, or take up space on my mobile devices. ...
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