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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.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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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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Auto delete old Sent mail from IMAP sent folder on ipad/ipod

Using an IMAP email account there is an option to delete "Deleted Messages" : "Remove after one week". I want to do the same with Sent Mail since I CC: all sent-mail to my inbox and it is stored on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why won't Mountain Lion Mail connect to Custom Dovecot IMAP server where Lion Mail connects just fine?

I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network. My Macbook Air ...
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Drafts going in Trash

I have configured my Gmail account with OSX Mail Client. The problem is that the drafts on the Mail Client aren't stored in draft on Gmail. And all the drafts are going in Trash of Gmail. I had mapped ...
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IPad email client refuses to retrieve some emails

This is an original iPad using the default client against a remote IMAP account. It just does not retrieve mails from certain senders. They're not in other folders, they're Not in junk mail, Outlook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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?