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

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How can I get rid of duplicate Sent, Draft, and Trash folders in my IMAP accounts?

I use several IMAP accounts for e-mail, and, except for iCloud, all of them show duplicate folders for Sent, Trash, and Draft mailboxes: These duplicate folders are (generally) always empty, and ...
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Is there a good Hotmail client for Mac OS X?

I have had an Hotmail account since 1997 (i.e. don't ask me to switch - have hundreds of filters and folders and thousands of contacts) and I recently switched to a Mac and I am looking for a Mac ...
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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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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 ...
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Why can't I create an IMAP folder in Mail?

Having used MS Outlook for a while with my IMAP account, I thought I would try out the new and improved Mail in OS X Lion. The structure of my mailbox on the left hand panel is as follows: MAILBOXES ...
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How to set up OS X Server Mail to auto-configure Mac Mail IMAP clients?

Our Thunderbird mail clients successfully pick up their IMAP settings for their accounts on (Mountain Lion) OS X Server automatically. They just supply their email addresses and Open Directory ...
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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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IMAP synching issues on OS X Mavericks

I am new to OS X. Yesterday I set up my email accounts in Mail. It immediately synchronised my emails from my inbox. However, since then I don't get my mails, although I see them through webmail. I ...
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Mail Signature Strange Problem

I have 3 email accounts configured in Mail.app for Mavericks. Account A is Public Gmail. Account B is IMAP. Account C is Corporate Gmail. Created 3 signatures respectively and assigned each account ...
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Mavericks + Server.app + getmail (oh my!)

I have a Mac mini Server with OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 and Server.app v3.0 installed. IMAP (dovecot) is running and accessible from Mail clients. What I want is to have the server fetch emails from my ...
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How can I back up a complete IMAP account?

I have a huge IMAP email account that contains a lot of subfolders and a lot of messages (dating back to 2005). Is there a simple way to back up these folders and messages so I can delete them from ...
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Junk mail disabled but still filtering on Maverick

This is a question that was asked on apple support community but did not find any answer. I am having exactly the same problem, I hope someone here can help. In Mail -> Preferences -> Junk Mail, ...
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Apple Mail does not seem to connect to my IMAP server

I have my own Mailhosting, and am moving servers. Thunderbird works fine with the new Server IP. However, Apple Mail seems to fail and to silently ignore the new server. I am using Courier IMAP and ...
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how to remove full my GMail “archive” for Apple Mail?

After all the travails of Mail.app, I would leave it behind, not to let it touch my GMail messages again, and free up dozens of GBs disk space in the process. However, simply unchecking "Mail" under ...
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Inbox empty using OS X Mail with outlook.com account (IMAP)

I set up my outlook.com account with the OS X (10.9.1) Mail app using IMAP, pretty much as suggested in this link except that the latest mail app has no option to keep the account offline before it is ...
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Emails are automatically marked as read after a few seconds

I have a problem that potentially causes me to miss important email: An incoming message is automatically marked as read after a few seconds. One can watch how a new email is at first unread in the ...
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How to hide GMail labels in Apple Mail?

When searching for mail in Mail.app with a GMail account, every instance of the mail shows up with every Gmail label, especially in the Bin label, since Apple mail autosaves drafts as you go along, ...
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Does archiving already archived messages means deleting them?

I am using Mail.app using an imap-account (not Gmail). Just as it should, the app created an 'Archive' folder where it put all the messages in on which I used the archiving function. I was browsing ...
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Force Mail.app to show manual configuration options

Now that Outlook.com supports IMAP email I'd like to set up Mail.app (on OS X 10.7.5) to use it rather than POP for that account. I have it set up on my Windows and Android machines, so I know it ...
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IMAP setting for hotmail in Outlook v14 for mac os x

I got for a few years a hotmail account and get my mail into outlook with POP setting.... everything is fine... But now i got a iPhone and iPad and there is some setting to get IMAP hotmail ...
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Good IMAP provider for the Mail app? [closed]

I'd like to give the Mail app a real try, and see what it'd be like moving off of gmail. I have a small company (2 people) and I use its domain name to receive and send all my email. Currently, I use ...
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Mac Mail syncs all folders except inbox when connecting through imap

Problems syncing Hotmail I set up mac mail to sync with my msn.com email address, using IMAP. Now mail synchronises all folders (including spam, sent and my subfolder of inbox...) except the inbox ...
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Adding an IMAP account without saving emails locally in Mail 7.0

I want to add an IMAP-account to Mail. Since I've used this account for many years, it contains thousands of emails and archive folders, and I really don't want to fill up my SSD with that. I ...
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Apple Mail with Gmail Account (IMAP): Moving Mails from inbox to folders fails

I have a Gmail account (gmail 1), and if I'm moving email from Inbox to an IMAP folder, the email disappears from Inbox and after changing the folder and going back to Inbox the moved mail is back in ...
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How do I export mail.app rules to other filtering solutions such as procmail?

In the past I handled email filtering using Mail.app's Rules. I want to move my filters out of Mail.app and into another solution, such as a centrally-organized IMAP + procmail setup. Is it possible ...
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When directly unzipping a file attachment in Apple Mail, where does it go?

Whenever I get a zip file as an attachment, I can't figure out where the file is actually stored. If I click the file, it is quickly unzipped but I can't for the life of me find where the unzipped ...
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What are the default special folder names for IMAP accounts in Mail.app (like Drafts, Junk, Sent)?

I'm setting up my own email server. Clients will connect to this server using IMAP. Nowadays it's possible to map the correct 'special' folders on the server to the local client (like Drafts, Junk, ...
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How to subscribe to particular IMAP folders in Mac Mail

I use Mac Mail to work with an IMAP account. Is it possible to subscribe only to a set of folders, e.g., synchronize only the folder "current" and all its subfolders, but not the folder "archive"? I ...
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How to fix when Apple Mail fails to display new Exchange Imap e-mail messages?

In our case the Apple Mail client stops retrieving new incoming e-mail messages. Rebuilding the mailbox doesn't improve. After looking at the "Mail Connection Assistent" a.k.a. "Mail Connection ...
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Apple Mail, change incoming server

I have some Mac OS users using Mail to check their emails. We are planing to change the mail servers and thus changing both incoming and outgoing server addresses. I wonder if I can just change the ...
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Attachments missing from messages in “inbox” folder in apple mail, when using google apps

When using mail.app with google mail (google premier apps) over imap, i have a problem where e-mails come through without showing attachments sometimes. The odd thing is, if i look at the "All Mail" ...
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Need IMAP settings to interface feed2imap with iCloud e-mail

I want to use feed2imap in conjunction with iCloud e-mail to provide functionality similar to Google Reader so that I can follow feeds wherever I am through either the web interface or through the ...
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IMAP config for Mail.app OSX - not showing folders properly

I've configured my mail.app IMAP settings on OSX (Mountaion Lion 10.8.4) and it doesn't show account folder properly (it's empty). However, in Mailboxes section account is shown correctly, but all ...
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Apple Mail removes my emails from inbox

My mail.app uses IMAP to fetch email from GMail. I use the standard settings given by the configuration wizard in OSX Mountain Lion. The problem I am facing is that mail.app removes all incoming ...
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Mail app correctly marks spam but does not move it to the junk mail folder

as by message, Mail app does not bother moving mail correctly marked as spam in the spam folder -- this only happen when I am at home, and only during the week-end. I suspect that the IMAP server is ...
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iPad Mail client - IMAP with X.509 client certificates?

Short version: Does anyone know if X.509 client certificates are supposed to work on the iPad for IMAP mail? Am I wasting my time trying to get a feature that doesn't work to work? If the built-in ...
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When using Mail with Gmail IMAP, how to move emails to different folders and not label them?

I'm using Mac Lion Mail app with Gmail IMAP and when I drag and drop or command-click to move messages from my Inbox to a folder called Personal, it appears to work in Mail. But when I look at Gmail, ...
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Apple Mail 6.2 - Turn OFF automatic checking for new messages

Well I am very disappointed with Apple Mail. Its checking for new e-mails automatically from time to time regardless the options. In General options I set "Check for new messages" to "Manually" In ...
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iPhone and Mac “Mail” app emails sync not working…?

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 15" and I already have an iPhone 4. I'm using Hotmail (now called Outlook) for email management. Since I'm using a Macbook now, I want to use Mail.app to manage ...
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Mail.app 6.3, How to exclude folders from being downloaded?

An example would be, a Yahoo IMAP account. Is there a way to exclude bulk mails from being downloaded to the Mail.app?
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Can a new mail be sent using AppleScript + Outlook + IMAP?

I'm trying to use apple script to automate creation of a new outlook mail message. The below code will work when I have my email account sent up as pop3 but I need it to work with an IMAP account. ...
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Apple mail saves IMAP Attachments Locally, even with the omit option is enabled, and account rebuilds

Apple Mail 10.8x - (Version 6.3 (1503) Apple mail is saving attachments for all of my accounts in: /Users/james/Library/Mail/V2 It does this even though each account has offline viewing options set ...
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How does one fix incorrect dates of mail messages after migrating a mailbox from one OS X Server to another?

I have OS X Server 2.2.1 (running on OS X Mountain Lion). I migrated from one OS X Server to another and migrated a mailbox with 4GB of mail. On OS X Mountain Lion client, I connected to the mailbox ...
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Why do flags revert to red in Lion Mail?

In Lion Mail, in (IMAP) accounts other than iCloud/MobileMe, flags that I set to colors other than red revert to red over time. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? What is the soruce of the ...
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IMAP folder named Notes does not appear in Mail.app

I have a folder on my IMAP server named « Notes ». I have deactivated the use of the IMAP account by the Notes.app, but the folder is still not visible in Mail.app. Is there a way to have this ...
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Stop Mail from keeping sent drafts?

I use iCloud and I like Mail to save my drafts on the server. But I have no desire to keep them as drafts after they are sent. But Mail keeps the drafts and I have to manually delete them. I ...
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Why do so many IMAP providers not work properly with Mail.app?

I've been using Mail.app to read my email since 1992 or so, back when it was called NeXTmail. I'm generally pleased with it. Lately, though, I've been having a problem with the IMAP implementation, ...
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Can I enable conversation view in imap folders by default?

I am using 'show related messages' to enable conversation view in my apple mail inbox on mountain lion. I also have a bunch of imap folders, but this setting seems not to apply here. However, I can ...
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refresh mail.app inbox when returning from standby (IMAP)

When returning from standby mail.app does not refresh my inbox. New mails (or changes to old mails, like move or delete) are not synchronized. I have to manually close mail.app and restart it to make ...
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iPhone IMAP GMail push

Seeing as Yahoo (japan) got imap push to iOS devices working today (it's working on my phone now), is there a way to set it up with a GMail account?