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

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Really strange issue with iOS intermittently not connecting to IMAP server on home WiFi

For the past week I have been intermittently receiving the following error message when trying to refresh the emails in my IMAP inbox on my iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2.1: "The mail server mail.server.com is ...
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Apple Mail: Only TLS v1.0 supported

I'm on OS X 10.11.3 I can't connect to mail servers running only TLS version 1.2 or 1.1 with Apple Mail. IMAP as well as SMTP connections are always established using TLS 1.0 Could that be correct? ...
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Mail - Doesn't save draft via apple Mail

Recently moved to a new email server, since moving the mail software has issues saving daft emails which won't show up on mail or the server. I've confirmed it's not the server as using a webmail or ...
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How to force Mail to keep messages in their folder when copying – to a server – a folder that contains both messages and a subfolder

Environment Apple Mail 7.3 (1878.6) in OS X 10.9.5 (13F1507) with many folders stored locally. I began copying to IMAP servers – first to iCloud, then to the [Google Mail] area of Gmail. The ...
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Strange IMAP folder

I am using an IMAP email account on several OS X and iOS devices. On one single OS X machine I have a greyed-out Drafts folder with some strange subfolders: This is only happening on this ...
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How to disable incoming SMTP for IMAP accounts in Apple Mail?

TL;DR - IMAP Accounts in Mail.app are still trying to connect to SMTP, which is failing and getting me banned in my firewall. Need to disable SMTP. I have had a chronic issue for years that I can't ...
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Recently updated the company to all IMAP accounts, but now every account is synced?

There are two computers at my company that are Macs. We just both upgraded to El Capitan OS, and had to change our mail accounts from POP to IMAP to work with the Parallels that we run. Ever since ...
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Send To function stores Apple Notes locally instead of to IMAP server

Apple Notes ignores the default location for storing Apple Notes. Send To function stores Apple Notes locally instead of to IMAP server. There's no option to select a different location. Steps to ...
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Export mailbox tree structure into folders with files in .eml format

My university e-mail account has only 500MB of space, and I want to export and archive old mails on an external hard drive. I want to export a mailbox (a year of e-mails actually) that has a tree ...
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syncyng star-labels between Gmail and Mail MacOSX

I succeeded in syncing all gmail labels (mail osx folders) through IMAP between Mail OSX and Gmail. It works perfectly. However I still have troubles in getting the synchronization bwtween what gmail ...
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Filing Sent messages in a folder other than sent messages folder

Is there a way to create a rule in Apple Mail that will copy every sent message to another folder? I want to have every sent message to be copied to the G-Mail IMAP folder so that all my sent mail is ...
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Identify which folder on mail server is currently designated by Mail.app as Drafts, Junk, Trash, Sent, Archive

In Mail.app on El Capitan, the Mailbox menu offers the menu item Use this mailbox as. A submenu offers the items Drafts Mailbox, Sent Mailbox, Junk Mailbox, Trash Mailbox, and Archive Mailbox. After ...
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El-Cap Mail app intermittent IMAP connection issues

The issues started occurring after upgrade to 10.11 but not sure if related or not. I have 2 gmail accounts defined on my Mail app. Most of the time (around 70% or so) all is healthy. But every ...
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How to split IMAP folders from remote folders in Mail

How can I split up the view between local and remote (IMAP) folders in Mail? Currently it's all integrated in one tree. As I'm only working with IMAP, I only want to see the complete IMAP tree ...
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Mac Mail Client sending and storing duplicates from Gmail

One of my team members approached me today asking about an issue they're having with their Mac Mail Client and Gmail. I am a Linux user and do not have much experience with Mac, but thought I would ...
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Merging two email accounts in El Capitan

After the upgrade, El Capitan duplicated my Gmail account, which is now both as POP and IMAP (that is because I set up my Google Internet account in Yosemite, but I never set up the IMAP account in ...
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How to Sync Notes El Capitan to iOS 9 via IMAP

Yes, I know Apple says this will no longer work. But it continues to work just fine on iOS 9 devices. Both iPad and iPhone iOS 9 devices continue to sync via my IMAP account. I enter or modify a note ...
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Mail - Subfolders on own IMAP-Server are all shown under INBOX

I've got a problem with my folders within the mail app. As you can see, I've got three accounts: an exchange server my iCloud server an own imap server The problem with the IMAP server is, that ...
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IMAP account stopped working after upgrade to iOS 9 - problem with CAcert certificate?

After upgrading my iPhone 6+ from iOS 8 to iOS 9, my IMAP email account stopped working. When the Mail app tries to connect to the server, it fails and displays an alert with the title "Cannot get ...
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Manipulating messages in Outlook 2011 from on IMAP account with applescript

I am currently using a great applescript that deletes duplicate messages from whatever currently selected folder. I use it mostly on IMAP folders to avoid downloading duplicate messages to POP ...
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Can't send or receive e-mail via Mail

I've tried multiple e-mail accounts and can't get my computer to talk to the e-mail server. I've loaded and re-loaded the SMTP and IMAP settings. Everything seems in order, but it just doesn't want ...
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Where is my email after failed attempt to move it to IMAP?

when moving emails from a local folder to an IMAP servers while using a poor wifi connection the emails seem to disappear completely. Apple mail informs me: "The message 'foo' cannot be moved to the ...
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Problem setting up Outlook 2011/2016 with Google-apps email

I have an email address managed Google Apps (it uses the imap.googlemail.com and smtp.googlemail.com servers, but the part after the @ is not gmail but the domain of my university). I use exactly the ...
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Mail.app shows empty Gmail labels, but they're not empty in Gmail

This used to work, but at some point it stopped. I have labels defined in Gmail. In Mail.app they show up as folders on the left side, like: That image shows the apartments label. The problem is ...
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Google Apps – Mail couldn't discover the account settings for the Mail server

Ever since Apple introduced the Internet Accounts way of setting up email on Apple Mail a few years ago I have been unable to setup my Google Apps account, I've tried looking for similar issues but ...
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Mail.app does not sync Junk folder with Gmail

I am running Mail.app on Yosemite with a few Gmail accounts on IMAP. Everything is syncing just fine, with the exception of the Junk folders: every time I use "Erase junk mail...", the emails are ...
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Can I backup or mirror an IMAP mailbox on Mac OS X?

What is the easiest way to create a dump of an IMAP mailbox on a local drive using Mac OS X? I would prefer a tool that can mirror an IMAP mailbox's structure to something that creates a massive ...
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When I click and delete a message, how does Mail.app decide which to select next?

In Mail.app (8.2 on Yosemite 10.10.3), when I click a message in the list (preview is on the right) and delete it (using keyboard or mouse), it seems quite random as to whether Mail will move the ...
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How to Empty the IMAP trash folder

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 8. There are about 80,000 emails in an IMAP trash folder. How do I get rid of these emails? Perhaps my phone was set up incorrectly but I have no reason to want to keep ...
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Mail with gmail: labels get lost occasionally

I am using Mail with two gmail accounts and I am using labels to archive my messages. All my gmail labels show up as folders in Mail. I then use Mail to move emails from the inbox into respective ...
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Quitting Mail is very slow

Since a few years I can't quit Mail.app instantly. The more folders I have entered during the usage, the more folder Mail.app tries to close before it quits. Each close operation takes 3-8 sec to ...
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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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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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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 ...