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

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Opening an email from Sent mailbox does not show the complete thread it belongs to in iOS Mail app

I have an email account configured via IMAP in iOS Mail app, with the Organize by Thread and Complete Threads toggles both turned on in Mail settings. Thanks to the latter, when I open an email from ...
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Recommendation for method to archive email

I use Apple's Mail application. I have IMAP email through an ISP, which comes with a limited amount of server space, which I am near filling (before greater payments are required). I therefore have ...
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Apple Mail not deleting (archiving) gmail messages properly

I'm having real trouble getting Apple mail to delete (archive) messages in gmail. Historically gmail re-interpreted deleting messages to mean archiving them. So though IMAP, for example, a naive ...
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iPhone and iPad says IMAP server is not responding after password change, but works on other devices

I’m having a bit of a brain-scratcher with my parents’ phones and iPads. My stepmum received a notification that a attempt by someone to log in to her Google account (with the right password) had been ...
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iOS new mail does not appear in inbox

I am using iOS mail with an IMAP push enabled inbox. Notifications for new emails appear instantly but sometimes the new email does not appear in the inbox (it seems that it needs to be downloaded ...
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How to point macOS Mail Sent Items to specific IMAP folder

Mail on iOS is able to choose which IMAP folder to use for Sent mail, but Mail on macOS seems unable to do this. For probably historical reasons, for years my sent mail IMAP folder was called Sent. My ...
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Mail.app - compare two mailboxes?

I try to transfer 50 000 mails from an IMAP account A to another IMAP account B using Mail.app but it constantly fails during the process (that takes a day or so). There is a message-id-based ...
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Only some emails on Mac Mail appeared on my Android phone's mail client

An email had apparently not been sent to me because I didn't see it on my cellphone. Checking on my MacBook Pro's Mail, I saw it had been sent. Comparing the two, I realised that only those in my ...
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How fix MacOS Mail so Gmail labels appear?

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro, and set up Mac Mail with my Gmail accounts. At first, when the mail was being imported, the labels for my emails listed in the list preview section of the Inbox / ...
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Does calendar use maild

Suppose I set a a mail account in my iPhone. Therefore, I define an IMAP and an SMTP server. The mail app uses the maild process to handle emails, which in turn uses the IMAP and SMTP protocols. ...
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How to limit size of Gmail IMAP log files?

I am fixing an acquaintance's computer that ran out of disk space. Space was so critical that the OS did not launch any apps. I booted in Safe Mode (holding Shift during startup), deleted 1.5 GB of ...
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Apple Mail: Move thousands of locally stored mails to IMAP accounts

I use Apples Mail.app since – forever. My local Mail-Archive consists of about 130'000 E-Mails from multiple accounts, stored in hundreds of folders, localy on one of my Macs. The archive goes back 18 ...
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iOS 13.3 mail stopped sync'ing SENT folder on iPad, works OK on iPhone iOS 12

My iPad running iOS 13.3 (updated mid-December) stopped syncing my IMAP "Sent" folder as of last Monday (1/6/20). Other folders appear to sync OK. My iPhone SE still running iOS 12 is syncing "Sent" ...
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IMAP Mail client on iPad (Pro) with support for IMAP labels

My main mail application is Mozilla Thunderbird as I use intensely IMAP labels to manage my incomming mails. As far as I know Apple Mail does not support IMAP labels. Therefore I am looking for a mail ...
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Mac Mail keeps failing to connect my accounts (Gmail, iCloud and a POP)

Mac mail connects and then disconnects with no discernable pattern. Connection doctor just spins and says it can't connect to the server. BUT... if I am connected to a VPN then everything works fine....
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Archiving mail in a smart mailbox in macOS Apple Mail doesn't work

I'm using Apple Mail on macOS 10.14.6. I have multiple IMAP mail accounts set up in it including a Gmail account, and combine some of the mail together using smart mailboxes. In one of these smart ...
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AppleScript and Mail: Read out Mailbox of Message and select first read message in Inbox

I) Intro I'd like to read out the mailbox a message (of Apple Mail) is currently in. To read out a message's id one can use: tell application "Mail" set m1 to message 1 of inbox return id ...
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The identity of “imap.gmail.com” cannot be verified

Has anyone come across this issue? What is going on and how do you solve it? Is pressing confirm okay? This occurred when I went into MacBooks Notes app where I keep my notes. Here is some of the ...
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reorganize mail folders (not in V4 on Sierra)

A while ago, after filling my MacBookPro disk, I (stupidly!) moved my Mail (all IMAP or Gmail) folders to an external disk (using Terminal). After cleaning up my disk, I did Mailbox > Rebuild on ...
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Moving mail from permanently offline account's inbox (macOS Mail.app)?

I have an old, no longer accessible IMAP account (or two) with mail that I need off of it. I can access the mail in this defunct account (cached/local copies now on my machine); but my attempts to ...
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Can't add any email connection on macOS Mojave

I am not able to add a new internet account/email account to my Mac. After entering all required information, I am just seeing an infinity loop. No timeout - nothing. This happens with new ...
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Mail application keeps disconnecting from IMAP sever on every email service

I have run into a very odd issue with Mac's Mail application on Mojave. I friend of mine brought their laptop to me to take a look at because their Yahoo kept giving a timeout error on the 'imap.mail....
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iOS IMAP background sync for offline use

A script creates e-mails in specific folders (on a self hosted mail server) in 15 Minute intervals. The iOS mail client should download emails inside those folders while connected to Wi-Fi so all the ...
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Apple Mail and IMAP - Removing local attachments only

I use an email provider that provides me with 30gb of space on their server. Using IMAP, I send and retrieve emails on my laptop, iPhone and iPad using the default Apple Mail clients in each. I do ...
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OSX Apple Mail client stops syncing GMail IMAP

Latest OSX version on a MacBook Pro. On a regular basis, the Apple Mail client stops fetching new messages from GMail via IMAP. Clicking on the "Fetch new mail" button does nothing. It's possible ...
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How to change mail server for an IMAP account in OSX 10.11 when mail server greyed out?

I need to change the mail server for a IMAP account in OSX. But the mail server field is greyed out (see below screenshot). Ideally i dont want to have to setup the account new from scratch a re ...
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What dose this “square icon” mean for my imap sent mailbox, in mac mail?

Im running OSX 10.13.6 I have a range of email accounts setup in mac mail, mostly google apps for business gmail accounts and iCloud accounts. I have 1 custom hosted IMAP / SMTP account which for ...
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Apple Mail: Mailboxes with different IMAP path prefixes

For the Apple Mail client (this problem does not appear for Thunderbird Mail), I struggle with the following problem: I seem to have Mailboxes with different IMAP prefix paths. If the IMAP path prefix ...
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Saving an Apple Mail message with attachments as an .eml or .msg

Is it possible to save a message from an IMAP server as an .eml or .msg like I can in Gmail or Thunderbird? Currently when saving emails using File > Save Raw Message Source the option to save ...
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Mail.app OSX wont receive email and email gets stuck in the outbox

Ive got an intermittent reoccurring issue on mac mail. I have this issue on 2 machines. Both machines are macbook pros, one is running 10.10.5 and the other 10.12.latest sub version. The issue/s are ...
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Back up specific IMAP mailbox?

macOS 12.13.5, Mail.app 11.4. with an IMAP email account, Time Machine I'd like Time Machine to automatically and regularly back up a specific IMAP mailbox and its contents — even better would be the ...
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Can you configure the port to use for IMAP in Mail.app?

The outgoing mail server has a field for a custom port number, but I don't see one for the incoming mail server (IMAP). Is there a way to set it? I'm testing an email server. I know this is not ...
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How to set the amount of IMAP email stored locally in Apple Mail?

My provider told me that our mail server is suffering because of a HUGE usage, and, to be more specific, IMAP usage. I tracked down the issue to four Macs that use IMAP on quite big email accounts (...
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Problems setting up startmail client on ipad

I've tried twice from scratch to set up an IMAP account for Startmail on my ipad and the steps appear to be simple however when I try to use it I'm told that either my userid or password is incorrect ...
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Apple Mail stuck on “Preparing to Move Messages”?

In the last two weeks, Apple Mail is starting to get "stuck" with increasing frequency, showing a "Preparing to move messages: 1 of XXX" message in the lower left corner. Apple Mail still allows me to ...
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Recovering emails from defunct IMAP account

I have an IMAP account within Mail.app which was recently “killed” (moved to a different provider to be precise). Unfortunately, I was not able to do a backup beforehand, because I received the admin’...
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Anyone successfully syncing IMAP Notes with High Sierra?

I regularly use the Notes app with our corporate IMAP server to share notes between my devices. (Corporate policy forbids us from using iCloud or any other 3rd party service.) This used to work fine, ...
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Removing old mails after switching mail client

I am very new to Mac. I was previously using Apple Mail. It downloaded all my mails to a local directory (> 1 GB). Now I have switched to Spark and added two of my major mail accounts in Spark. before ...
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POP change to IMAP

I changed from POP to IMAP a few years ago. My difficulty is that I cannot access with my iPad and iPhone the emails/folders on my mac that were established with the POP setting. The IMAP emails are ...
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IMAP emails disappearing from Apple mail on one computer when moved on another!

I have an IMAP email account active on both my home and work computers (both Macs). The problem I am having is that when the emails are downloaded onto both computers from the server, if I delete an ...
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Can I bulk move local messages and folders to a server?

I'm helping a friend migrate his email off of a Macbook and onto an imap server. I've created an imap account on a server to hold the emails. Is there a way to bulk-copy the contents of local folders ...
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How can a spammer create an email that can't be deleted on an ipad mail app from an imap server?

My mum received a piece of spam, that could not be deleted or moved on her iPad using the mail app. It was only removed after deleting the account within the mail app, and recreating it. Question: Is ...
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Are all messages downloaded in Mail when using Gmail with IMAP?

I'm using Gmail for all my mails but I would like to have a complete copy on my desktop. On Windows I was using Thunderbird but on my MacBook I would like to be sure that Mail is downloading and ...
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Apple Mail, producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail [duplicate]

Apple Mail is producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail. After I send a message, there are multiple drafts of it left :-(. That totally kills productivity and confidence. As I see the leftover ...
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Unable to access iCloud IMAP

I'm having no luck adding my icloud email account to either the Evolution, Geary or Thunderbird clients. They all seem to complain about "IMAP username or password incorrect", or similar, although I ...
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One email address has two Internet Accounts

I somehow have multiple accounts for the same email address - they both receive messages sent to that address but one (the POP) has hundreds of emails in the Inbox and Sent, going back years and the ...
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Permanently Delete IMAP Account

I'm unable to permanently delete an IMAP account under MacOS 10.12.2. Deleting the account from System Preferences > Internet Accounts removes it, the entry in Mail,and the related keychain item, but ...
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Notes won't sync via IMAP in macOS Sierra

Recently I updated my MacBook from Mavericks to Sierra and everything is going well… except the sync of my notes. I don't want to use iCloud sync because I don't want my notes on a foreign server. Yes,...
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How to configure maximum IMAP connections in Mac OS X Server (El Capitan)?

In previous Mac OS X versions (to El Capitan), you could administrate mail server settings in the app called Server Admin. In El Capitan, all I have access to is the Server.app. In there are only very ...
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Can I cancel this neverending message move in Mail.app?

A few days ago, I decided to move nearly 80,000 messages from an IMAP server to a Gmail server using Mail.app on Sierra 10.12.1: This task still hasn't completed. "Checking for Mail…" comes and goes ...