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

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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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Email on Iphone tries to send thru old account

I have set up two IMAP email accounts on 1 Iphone. Both accounts are set to send via their respective outgoing email server. The first account sends emails properly. The second account tries to send ...
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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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Mail.app: Moving Emails from local folder to imap folder -> HDD space decreases temorarily

At the moment I am moving large quantities of Emails from a local folder in Apple's Mail.app to an imap folder. I am talking 10+ GB here and more than 10,000 Emails. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8. It is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I re-map Mail's “Sent Messages” folder to an IMAP server's “Sent Mail” folder?

I use Mail to connect to a traditional IMAP server (non-Gmail). I've noticed that all the messages I send are placed in Mail's "Sent" folder and that Mail is translating this folder to a server folder ...
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Mac Mail - Stagger / batch download emails from gmail over imap

Ive got several gmail accounts and google apps for business (depreciated free version) accounts. One of the my google apps for business accounts is 25gb. I want to add it to mail on my MBP (osx - ...
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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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Changes/adds to SMTP not being saved

Due to some problems sending mail via an SMTP server using Apple's Mail.app, I tried to edit the SMTP server settings, via Preferences. They appear to be accepted, but when I check, the changes have ...
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Smart Mailbox Reads Subfolders of Notes

After a longer painful experience with any Mac OS X 10.9 and higher, I returned to Mac OS X 10.8.5 on my client computer. I synchronize contents like Contacts, Calendars, Mail and Notes with my aging ...
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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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Apple Mail in El Capitan - where is data that used to be in Accounts.pilst?

I run about six IMAP accounts on two different OS X machines and one iOS device. Several of the mail accounts are under different domains, but all hosted on the same 3rd party mail provider so ...
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Mac Mail.app ordering IMAP folder descending

I'm using Mail.app on my Macbook (OS X El Capitan), but the folders (IMAP) are displaying from Z to A (descending) instead of from A to Z (ascending). Is this a setting? How can I turn this around? ...
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Apple Mail 9.2: IMAP folders only displayed to a certain depth

I have an IMAP email account with several depths of IMAP folders, say about 4 levels deep, but Mail only shows the first level. Can I get it to show the further subfolders? Thanks.
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Apple Mail 9.2: How to specify port and SSL options for incoming and outgoing IMAP servers?

When setting up a new IMAP account in Apple Mail 9.2, it gives me no option to specify the incoming and outgoing ports, not SSL options. See screenshot below. The ability to do this would be most ...
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How to stop Mail app from downloading mails from Trash?

I have lots filters that move junk mails to trash. But Mail app is downloading all mails from trash every time and wasting bandwidth. How can I configure it to skip trash folder?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...