Internet Message Access Protocol is a protocol supported by many email servers and service providers, including Google Gmail.

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OSX Mail - Folder Locations

In OSX mail, I have a number of different mailbox types - iCloud, Google Apps, and Exchange. For whatever reason, the Exchange mailbox displays the folders underneath the mailbox list at the top (see ...
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OS X Mail: Dueling IMAP trash cans

I am a relatively new Mac user, and I am having trouble setting up one of my IMAP accounts in OS X Mail (Yosemite). I have set up several accounts, and Mail has added a trash can for each of them ...
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Is backup of IMAP necessary when switching to a new Macbook

I am switching to a new macbook and am in that case wondering, if it is necessary to backup my e-mail. All my mailboxes are Exchange or IMAP. I mean they are already located on the server, so is it ...
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Random emails missing from IMAP inbox with Apple Mail in Yosemite

I am using Apple Mail with three IMAP mail accounts (not Gmail etc. but from my hosting provider). I'm finding that I regularly need to close and reopen Mail to find emails I'm searching for that are ...
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Delete an entire (IMAP) thread in Mail.app

Conversation threads in Mail.app seem to be pretty loosely put together. I'm guessing this is because IMAP doesn't have built-in support for them. The only way I've been able to always delete an ...
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Why is user=<com.apple.calendarserver> giving an imap-login: Info: Disconnected (tried to use unsupported auth mechanism)?

I periodically get the following lines in the log. Why is this happening? Wasn't Apple supposed to configure this for me somehow? Apr 04 14:40:17 imap-login: Info: Disconnected (tried to use ...
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postbox / mailbox folder from IMAP email account not updated on iOS 8

IMAP account exists on OS X 10.10.2 and iOS 8. That account has several folders. When looking at the folders on iOS they do update fine and then display "Updated Just Now". But for one folder I see ...
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Junk mail filter for iPhone via imap

I have: Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.10.2 iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.3 On my computer I run Mail, which checks the email every 1 min. On my iPhone it runs every 15 mins. So most of the time, ...
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Can't access Yahoo account on iphone- says 'IMAP server“apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com” isn't working'

My yahoo account has stopped working on my iphone 4s. I can access the account on a desktop but not the iphone. Comes up with 'The IMAP server "apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com" is not responding. Check your ...
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How to change archive folder in Mail for iOS?

I have several IMAP accounts set up in the iPhone Mail app. These accounts are from various providers, but I'm experiencing the same issue with all of them. I will use Gmail as an example case. I ...
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Brand new 10.10 Yosemite mail.app can not work with Yahoo Mail?

As of January 2015, I have a brand new Macbook Air running all fully updated Yosemite 10.10. I have been simply trying to configure the mac OS mail app to work with a simple, normal Yahoo Mail ...
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Apple Mail freezes or crashes during IMAP sync with gmail

I have this problem that bothers me a few weeks now. In my Apple Mail on MacBook Pro I have 4 Mailboxes. One of them is Gmail synced via IMAP. When I open the app everything works fine for about an ...
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IMAP folders missing from ~library/mail

After converting some mail accounts from pop to imap, then importing mail from Backup, the IMAP folders are located in V2 folder (not ~Library/Mail folder) Because Mail is running very slow, I want ...
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Apple Mail incorrectly showing IMAP folder for Inbox

I added my email account from my shared hosting to Apple Mail as an IMAP account. Everything seems to work fine except a folder without name with a subfolder inside shows up like this: And that ...
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Adding POP3/SMTP to iPod 8.1

My daughter was using my old iPod Version 6.1.3/Model MC54LL/A, and Santa just brought her her own iPod Version 8.1/ModelPD717LL/A. I had her email going to my old iPod. It is going through my own ...
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Securely deleting emails from Apple Mail

I have an IMAP account and iCloud account set up on my local Apple Mail client. Is the location of these ~/Library/Mail or somewhere else? I use OS X 10.10.1. For my IMAP account with domain ...
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restore notes iCloud IMAP

I've deleted "notes" IMAP folder. Now I have no notes on Macbook, iPhone, iPad. Please help me to restore my notes. I have TimeMachine backup.
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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Notes (Mac) can't connect to IMAP account, Mail can

Lately when I try to use the Notes app on Mac OS X 10.8.5, I get a message saying "Notes can't connect to the account JW IMAP", and asking for my password. If I enter the password, then a minute ...
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How to stop Mail.app from copying junk to Trash mailbox

In Mail.app (Yosemite version 10.10.1), when I mark a message as junk, Mail does two things: moves the message to my Junk mailbox copies the message to my Trash mailbox I do not want that second ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

I have my OS X Mail client setup with one GMail and one Outlook account. They both use IMAP. I have an issue that every time I reply to a message I send two identical replies (from the same hotmail ...
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Download external mailbox into OS X Server account

Is it possible to download an external mailbox and get it on to an account on OS X Server? For Exchange Server on Windows there are solutions available like IGetMail. What can I do for OS X Server?
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How to archive Mails into subdirectories with Lion Mail.app

My Mail.app 5.3 is connected to an IMAP Account. When I use the handy feature to archive mails, it moves them into an IMAP-Folder called Archive. Before I accidentally learned about this archiving, I ...
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Is Exchange faster than IMAP with Mac Mail?

I have subscribed to a new email provider that provides both "Exchange" and IMAP. I am familiar with IMAP so I configured it on OS X Mail, but it is extremely slow, with occasional timeouts… I am ...
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An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox “(null)”

I just moved my IMAP email from one server to another and now while I'm trying to delete any emails, Mail produces the following error: An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox “(null)”. ...
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Mail.app @hotmail.com Exchange

Is it possible (in any way!) to enable my @live.nl, @outlook.com, @hotmail.com accounts through Exchange, into the stock Mail application? I'm willing to buy Office 365 for one account (and remove the ...
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'Offline' push notifications Mail.app

I've been browsing the web for several hours now, but I can't find a clear answer on this: Is the native Mail.app capable of receiving 'offline' PUSH e-mail? I've tried the following: In settings - ...
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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Mac Mail - move IMAP message to Exchange folder

In Mac mail I have most of my email accounts set up Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and Exchange (office365 hosted). When I try to move any of my messages from the first 3 (all IMAP accounts) into my Exchange ...
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Label view on Apple Mail for OSX

I'm using Apple Mail on OSX (Mavericks). Since I'm accustomed to use Gmail webmail, which shows labels behind each email, I'm looking for a way to show labels (see for instance picture below) in a ...
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Search all archived mails in the server in Apple Mail for OSX Mavericks

I'm using Apple Mail on OSX Mavericks, with an IMAP account configured (Google). Since all my mails are archived on the server (I'm using Apple Mail just from a few months), when I search emails, I ...
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Change from POP to IMAP

I'm not receiving all my e mails on my ipad. How do I change my mail settings on iPad and iPhone from POP to IMAP
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How should I configure OSX Mail's “mailbox behaviors” to work with IMAP?

I'm tying to configure my IMAP mail account using Apple OSX Mail to behave in what would seem to be the obvious way: sent mail should appear in the special "Sent" mailbox, deleted in the "Trash", and ...
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How do I delete an old IMAP address while logged into iCloud?

How can I delete an IMAP account address from iCloud? It is a former employees and all iCloud email defaults with his address.
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Apple Mail sending new mails from both mailboxes

I'm using Apple Mail on Mavericks (10.9.2). I've configured two mailboxes, both gmail accounts using IMAP. My problem is that every time I compose and send a new email it sends the same email ...
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Multiple outgoing smtp severs on outlook/activesync using the iPhone Mail app?

Ever since Gmail made the change from using IMAP IDLE a while ago, I've been trying to make the switch from Gmail and their forced use of the Gmail app if I want to use push notification on my iPhone. ...
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How to combine multiple mailboxes in Mail.app?

My OS is Mavericks. The mailboxes shown are grouped under headings MAILBOXES, SMART MAILBOXES, ON MY MAC, and MY EMAIL ADDRESS. I have Sent and Trash under each. Their contents are not entirely ...
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Is there an iOS email client that does IMAP properly?

I specifically am looking for an iOS email client that supports IMAP's ability to delete messages "in place", i.e. without moving them to some "trash" folder. I would want to be able to view deleted ...
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Where did all my Outlook mail go?

I recently attempted to switch OS X Mail from using POP to using IMAP to access my Microsoft Outlook (msn.com) e-mail account. In doing so all mail in my Outlook account older than a week disappeared. ...
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Mail client that allows tags/labels and stores them on the IMAP server?

I realize this is very specific, but I need a mail client that will let me tag/label emails (like "Mega Project," so I can easily call up all emails related to Mega Project), and it has to store these ...
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iOS email client - send/reply from multiple different email addresses and IMAP IDLE

I have three different email addresses that are all managed by the same email server. All my email, regardless of which email address it is sent to, arrives in my central inbox. I am looking for an ...
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Mail.app in OS X — IMAP and Archive Mailbox subfolder creation

I am using Mail.app with an IMAP .com email address: For some reason, at 10.9, Mail changed and now the special "Archive" Mailbox doesn't allow for new subfolders to be added within the "Archive". ...
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Mavericks does not delete Gmail emails

I use the built-in Mail.app client to fetch my Google Mail emails using IMAP. If I delete an email in any mailbox except trash using the delete button, Mail.app puts the email in the corresponding ...
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Can I keep Mail.app from syncing my spam folder?

I finally switched all my email access to IMAP. When I did, Mail.app added synced folders for Deleted Messages, Sent, spam, and Trash. Is there any way to tell Mail that I don't want to sync these ...
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How does iOS7 detect mail settings?

I work at a company that has both POP3 and IMAP email servers. The POP3 server is at pop3.mycompany.com and the IMAP is at imap.mycompany.com. We've noticed that when setting up email accounts in iOS7 ...
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Mail.app not showing the “synchronize” option for an IMAP account

I have 6 different IMAP accounts configured on Mail (all of them for gmail / google apps accounts). All of them, except one, have a "Synchronize" option in the menu that appears when right-clicking ...
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How can I force Apple Mail to COMPLETELY refresh an IMAP account?

I have a Gmail account that is configured on three different Macs, let's call them Home, Work, and MacBook. Home and MacBook are on iCloud, Work is not, and MacBook is the one experiencing the issue. ...
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Emails will not be deleted by Mail.app

All of us in the office use the same (remote) email server (via IMAP) but only some of us have this issue: Emails are deleted in Mail.app and go to trash After sometime the email reappears as unread ...
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Drafts Folder in Mail.app contains messages which have been sent

From time to time my Drafts folder contains an autosaved message that I haven't sent which is nice because I can pick up where I left off creating a new message, but lately most of the messages are ...
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How to make iOS Mail.app recognize Courier's namespace prefix?

I am using a Courier IMAP server which, per default, uses the 'INBOX.' prefix for all folders. On Mac OS X as a client this works just fine. On iOS however, I have to manually configure in the ...