Questions about imap (Internet Message Access Protocol) and programs such as email clients that can use the imap protocol for receiving email from mail servers.

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What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?

I'd like to automate the process of locally backing up my Gmail account, and am looking for a solution that: can be scheduled to run in the background does not cause messages to be marked as read ...
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php5-imap on Ubuntu 14.04 is not enabled

After apt-get install php5-imap I still have to manually do php5enmod imap which seems odd and inconsistent. Is there any particular reason for this?
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Which email client works best with GMail IMAP?

I use GMail (and I use labels intensively) and because of having to use a very slow Internet connection now I've came to the idea that I should try using a desktop email client. What application (...
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How to manage multiple imap accounts with mutt

I love mutt, and the mutt version shipped with Ubuntu is awesome (it even has a patched version), the only caveat I've found so far it's that I had not been able to manage several imap accounts at the ...
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How do I stop Thunderbird from checking for new messages at startup?

I have recently switched to the habit of checking my email only twice a day -- one hour after I come to the office and one hour before I leave. Each time I have processed any received messages I close ...
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How to install php IMAP for php5-fpm?

I'm trying to install Vtiger CRM on ubuntu. This require IMAP. How to install PHP IMAP for php5-fpm?
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Evolution not showing latest email in my IMAP inbox

I've got an IMAP mail server running dovecot. I use several different mail clients -- K-9 mail on my Nexus One, and RoundCube Webmail when I'm not on my main computer. On my main computer, I use ...
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Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question... Is there an indicator applet that tells me when I've received an email through any IMAP service? If so, where can I get it?
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Setting up mailboxes for all users in a group

I have a group called users. It has many users. Now I want every user in this group to have their own mailbox. So, for example, if john is such a user, then john@myserver.com is an e-mail address. ...
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Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components

I'm fighting with Evolution. Basically it's working fine -- but it is very slow to react in certain situations. Helper questions Could it be that changing away from Bonobo has to do with ...
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Error Installing PHP 5.3.21 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install PHP 5.3.21 on a Rackspace Cloud Server running Ubuntu 12.04 but I keep running into errors during configure. It keeps giving me the following error: configure: error: Cannot ...
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Thunderbird 14 does not work with gmail on Ubuntu 12.04

I have been attempting to set up Thunderbird from a default install of Ubuntu 12.04LTS Desktop. Attempting to click on the inbox gives: The current operation on Inbox did not succeed. The mail server ...
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Mail Server: system requirements

I want to create a mail server for personal use. It will be used mainly by me and possibly some family members. The system load will be in the order of 5-10 IMAP mailboxes, all for "human" use: no ...
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How to show unread IMAP mail count in Byobu

Byobu supports `mail notification': mail - system mail for the current user; the letter '[M]' is displayed in the lower bar toward the left in black text on a grey background How could system mail ...
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How to set up a mail server which I can then use with email clients?

I'm trying to set up a mail server on my Ubuntu 12.04 box from Linode. The box currently runs Apache, MySQL and PHP and runs a few of my websites, and I want to set up an email account like myname@...
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Dovecot Install: “/usr/lib/dovecot/imap: No such file or directory”

I have set up postfix and am now attempting to set up dovecot. I did apt-get install dovecot-common I have changed dovcot.conf to include the following protocols = imap imaps And I now get this ...
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E: Unable to locate package php5-imap

I am trying to install PHP imap on Ubuntu Server 16. Following the steps on: php5-imap on Ubunut 14.04 is not enabled $ sudo apt-get install php5-imap E: Unable to locate package php5-imap
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Akonadi: How to deactivate push-IMAP (IMAP IDLE connections)

I have an IMAP email account (the provider doesn't offer POP3 anymore). In Kmail, new mails now appear instantly. But I prefer to retrieve mails from the provider in manual mail checks only. This way, ...
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How to avoid Thunderbird exceeding email account bandwidth limit?

Since a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 I get messages from Thunderbird that my email account has exceeded bandwidth limits. I use IMAP access my email and I have never had this problem before but I ...
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Is there a way to “merge” a virtual folder and a real one in evolution?

As I understand Evolution mixes two kinds of folders in its mail folders pane: real folders (that exist on the server) virtual folders (e.g. messages marked for deletion are grouped in a virtual "...
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Whats the best solution for mail, contact, calendar and task syncing? [closed]

Im hoping someone can help. Im looking for a complete solution that would allow me to sync Outlook's Calendar, Contacts and Task manager with Ubuntu. Im running Ubuntu 14.04lts with Sendmail and ...
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IMAP email/contacts/calendar

I am looking for a program that will handle to the sync of my IMAP @hotmail.com account. Had a look at Thunderbird and Evolution and I can't seem to see how the sync a the calendar or contacts that I ...
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Usinig Maildrop with Ubuntu

Due to a total burn up, literally, of my Mandriva machine yesterday I've decided to upgrade to a newer and better distro. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am slowly getting things back in shape ...
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Cannot connect to pop3 or imap with Dovecot

Connections are refused on my server. Note: I am trying to connect from localhost here. Command I'm trying to use to test: user@hostname:~$ telnet localhost pop3 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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Xubuntu Mail Watcher (XFCE Plugin) Won't Connect To IMAP

I am trying to get the XFCE Mail Watcher panel plugin to check my IMAP mail, but it won't connect to my server. I have entered the details correctly -- they're exactly the same as those I use in ...
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aptitude install imapsync does not work anymore

There is a tutorial I used to install imapsync, but now when I run this command: aptitude install imapsync I get this error message: Couldn't find any package matching "imapsync". However, the ...
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How to prevent thunderbird gmail/IMAP from marking deleted/archived emails as read

I have thunderbird setup to use gmail IMAP. I followed the various guides that recommend setting Edit->Account Settings->Server Settings->When I delete a message->Remove it immediately. Unfortunately ...
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Blank mails problem in thunderbird

I have configure gmail IMAP account in thunderbird (10.0.2) on UBUNTU 11.04. All things was working fine, one day i found blank mails in my local sub folder which have filter to download mail from ...
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IMAP Server does not show received mail

I have recently set up a brand new mail server using Dovecot and Postfix, which is correctly sending and receiving mail, with the /var/mail/ directory mailbox. Here's the problem: mail cannot be seen ...
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How to delete an attachment in an email in Evolution?

I would like to delete attachments from the email in the email client Evolution (at the moment 3.2.3, Ubuntu 12.04), so my the size of the IMAP-folders will not be bloated and can be reduced.
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Showing files in kmail

Hi I added my IMAP mailbox in kmail, but I see that it show me all the files on the remote home directory where the IMAP server is stored. Is it possible to show only folders cointaing mails? I ...
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Dekko legitimation error using IMAP

I installed Dekko on my brandnew Ubuntu Aquaris tablet and configured an IMAP account for my mailbox on Kabel Deutschland. Fortunately, the assistant stored the right settings but the connection fails ...
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Post-login scripting for Dovecot not working [closed]

I have Dovecot 1.2.12 running on Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I'm trying to get a post-login script to log the date and time that the users access their IMAP mailbox. I've read the Dovecot wiki and added ...
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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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Thunderbird inbox still shows messages I moved to another imap folder with a different client

I'm using different clients to access my email by imap from diferent devices (PC, phone). When I move a message to my archive folder using my phone (using k9mail), the message remains in my inbox in ...
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telnet to godaddy email server on ubuntu desktop [closed]

I'm on my home computer (ubuntu desktop). I am reading the documentations for the IMAP protocol. And I want to connect to my email host at imap.secureserver.net on port 993. Then I want to issue a few ...
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Problem setting up Thunderbird on 14.04.1 install

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and am trying to set up Thunderbird (31.0). I follow the usual setup (I have done this many times in the last few months on 12.04 and on another machine with 14.04) ...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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Can't set up IMAP on a working email server

I've been trying to set up my local mail server using this tutorial on my domain Mydomain.me. I got to the point where I can successfully receive mail send to my address but I can't set up an IMAP ...
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Hotmail, IMAP and Thunderbird

Is there a way to sync to my hotmail account via IMAP on Thunderbird? Because i am having trouble connecting via IMAP. But if i switch to POP3 everything works fine. Am i doing something wrong in the ...
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What is IMAP+? And how is it more advantageous over IMAP?

In Evolution there is an option for an 'IMAP+' server type. What is IMAP+? I noticed, if I choose IMAP+ for gmail account, two extra options appear in the receiving option tab: Use quick resync if ...
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Tool to transform webmail to imap

I have a problem. I work for a company that only provides webmail for users (admins tell it is for security blabla, i have no influence on that) Since I receive a lot of mails working with webmail is ...
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Time problem causes IMAP server to fail

I've had a problem with my system time, when I execute the following: date && touch test && stat test I get this result: Sun Jan 22 17:52:07 MSK 2012 File: test Size: 0 ...
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back up gmail and show backuped emails

I need to make a backup solution of imap/gmail: my idea is to use offlineimap (What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?) save emails in maildir folder and show them via imap dovecot my ...
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Push e-mail for mail clients instead of timed polling?

I've installed Ubuntu onto my on-the-go laptop. I end up sending and receiving mail often, and sometimes quite quickly with people replying immediately. I have two accounts, one of which is my ...
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Claws Mail imap4 problem

I'm trying to configure Claws Mail (v.3.13.2) in Xubuntu 16.04, in order to get and receive mail from my university's Outlook servers. I'm using the very same config settings as with Thunderbird, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 email notification does not work

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and have a Gmail account and I would like get notifications about incoming emails. I have installed Unity Mail. Unity Mail opens a Chrome tab when I click to its icon. -> that ...
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Mailing list manager via IMAP / SMTP

I'm looking for a kind of mailing list manager package, similar to i.e. Mailman, but which works as a client (not integrated with a mail server) via IMAP and SMTP, as a daemon or from cron. A mailbox ...
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Setup Kmail with Gmail

I want to use IMAP to connect Kmail to Gmail. After setting up the account via wizard in kmail, I get this error (I replaced my email address with abc) : The server for account "Google Mail (abc)" ...
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Looking for an “out-of-the-box” localhost IMAP server

To copy different types of email archives into a single archive while maintaining all the original email compatibility for every archive, I am looking for the simplest IMAP server solution possible. ...