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

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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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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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How can Apple Mail be configured to mimic Gmail's “Archiving” behaviour for a generic IMAP account?

It is straightforward to configure a Gmail account being accessed through Apple Mail to Archive messages when you "delete" them from the mail client. With generic IMAP accounts, however, the only ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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 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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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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How can I configure the iPhone to send/receive mail through Gmail, but using a different e-mail address?

I have a pobox.com account whose address I use as my main e-mail address and that forwards my messages to a Gmail address. Eventough that is the address I tell my friends and coleagues, when I send ...
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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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How can I get iPhone Mail to accept meeting invitations attached as .ics files?

I love my iPhone and it changed the way I deal with email. However there is an annoyance: It seems that the iPhone mail app cannot deal with meeting invitations in .ics format (e.g. sent by Lotus ...
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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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Accessing Gmail via IMAP using Lion's Mail client

I've been using POP to access my Gmail account pretty much since Google offered it. I've been meaning to migrate to IMAP access for a while now, and initial attempts to switch yesterday caused quite a ...
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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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How do I get archive to work in Mail.app in Lion?

I can't get archive to work on Lion. When I choose archive in Mail.app it creates a folder called Archived. That's not what I want. When I choose delete it doesn't remove the message from my inbox. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Internal IMAP server - Lion behind firewall

I have the following (already given) scenario: The primary question is - how to setup IMAP and SMTP server on the Lion for the "mydomain.com". Lion suggesting to use the ".private" domain for the ...
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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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Darwin/Linux/Unix command line email client that supports iCloud?

I need to access my iCloud email from a command line. Is there a command line client for Mac OS X (and/or Linux and/or Unix) that can connect to Apple's (I assume it is IMAP) servers?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 does using GMail via IMAP or Exchange affect battery life?

What are the differences with respect to battery life between using the regular Gmail setup as opposed to the Exchange setup? I know that the Exchange allows for push, but is battery life affected ...
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Mail.app keeps trying to connecting to old mail server

Yesterday my web host (Dreamhost) unexpectedly moved my email account to a new server. Most of my email clients didn't skip a beat, and continued to connect to the server and receive mail. However, ...
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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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Why doesn't Mail.app ver. 4 recognize Google Apps accounts as Gmail IMAP

When I add a gmail account with a username of @gmail.com, Mail.app ver 4 recognizes this as a Gmail IMAP account. However, if I try to add a Google apps domain email address ending in ...
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Mail.app and multiple copies of emails

I start using Mail.app today. I have two Gmail accounts (one free hosted and one on Google Apps). In Mail.app I created two IMAP accounts according to the official Google manual. But when somebody ...
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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 ...