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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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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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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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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Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question: Is there an applet that will notify me of new messages in an IMAP mail account. (NOT a Gmail account)
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Disable [Google Mail] (all mail) folders in Evolution

My gmail account is properly set up and shows a list of folders, Inbox, Drafts, etc. But it has an additional folder all [Google Mail] and in it I can see All Mail, Spam, etc. I want to disable it and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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courier-imap on 12.04 LTS

how can I update my courier-imap on Ubuntu 12.04 Server? Currently I´m suffering from a charset bug, solved on 4.9.3 version. Thanks.
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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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Postfix fails to create Maildir

I'm configuring a virtual squirrelmail for a school assignment. Now I configured a dns server and all my dig's and nslookups succeed. I was also able to add a user in terminal and send an email from ...
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Mail server set up

I've followed all steps from this article http://notblog.org/install-mail-server/ , but I don't know what to do next. Was this article enough for mail server configuration ? How can I create an email ...
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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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IMAP is gone in Evolution for ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.04 when you configured an email account there were two IMAP options, IMAP and the new IMAP+. I had some accounts configured in the old IMAP protocol, which was useful for servers that do ...
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Set IMAP folder path prefix on server side with courier

I've successfully setup a VPS as a mail server following this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual-users-and-domains-with-postfix-courier-mysql-and-squirrelmail-ubuntu-12.04-lts Most ...
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cyrus-imapd no connection

I am trying to connect to cyrus-imapd via IMAP STARTTSL. I have setup AUXPROP with SASLDB auth all I get is wrong Username or Passwort and logs tell me: Oct 23 12:59:44 mailserver ...
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IMAP4 error on Lotus Notes 9.0

Recently I have installed Lotus Notes 9 on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit to access my official emails using IMAP connectivity. However, I am continuously getting IMAP error "IMAP4 Maximum number of bad requests ...
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Courier IMAP postfix Question folders and namespace

So, I'm running a small email server. On this server, I have installed and run postfix with courier-imap. It works great, but I need to expand it's folder options for better record keeping. ...
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Is there a way to register a Gmail account into Online Accounts

I noticed today, while trying to develop an application for Ubuntu, that Online Accounts does not provide access to Gmail (I mean access to messages, like IMAP and SMTP), even though it clearly says ...
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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 syncs all folders

Why does Thunderbird sync all folders? While I prefer Thunderbird to Evolution, the out of the box setting is inverted for me -- Evolution never did that. In Thunderbird, I had to manually unclick ...
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Thunderbird/Evolution cannot connect Gmail while Postler can!

I tried many possible ways and the instructions given by Google and Mozilla. But my Thunderbird cannot access to my Gmail. I need ipv6 access in order to reach Google. And I have my /etc/hosts full ...