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Ensure macOS mail application is downloading and keeping locally all messages with IMAP

I have an IMAP email account. I am reading my e-mails with macOS Mail application. Emails are kept on server. It seems they are also kept locally but I am not sure if it is a temporary cache. Is there ...
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Apple Mail shows different amount of emails in inbox than server or outlook

I've found a post on the apple support community about this, but it had no solution. I have two inboxes in apple mail and outlook. One main inbox and one archive on a local NAS. The amount between ...
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Mail.app not showing new IMAP mailbox

In Mail.app Version 16.0 (3731.700.6): I created a new subfolder in an IMAP account by ctrl+click on the parent, choosing "New Mailbox...", and entering the name. The new mailbox does not ...
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Mails sometimes duplicated when recieved in Mail.app

On one of my Mac computers, when I receive an email that gets moved to another folder with Mail.app's filtering rules, sometimes I end up with two copies on the email: one in the intended folder, and ...
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Can Apple Mail perform a server side IMAP search (and if so, how)?

I have a dovecot IMAP server that is configured with full-text-search, including Apache Tika with OCR support. This allows me to search within attachments, including image attachments. Using dovecot ...
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Thunderbird deletes old messages without asking

I'm using Thunderbird 102.13.0. I recently noticed, that mail downloaded (via IMAP) to my Inbox, disappear, when they are more than 6 months old, and I really mean "disappear": They are not ...
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Why won't my Apple Mail forward rule forward a Proton Mail email message?

On macOS 13.1 (Ventura) I have an Apple Mail rule that is setup to Forward a received email to a specific email address. In addition to forward, it will set the color of the message. I have tested the ...
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Can't connect to port 993 for a specific domain only

I have a strange issue on a Mac where port 993 is blocked for one site only. In Terminal I can type: nc -vz imap.gmail.com 993 and I get a succeeded message BUT nc -vz uk2.siteground.eu 993 fails and ...
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How to login to IMAP client using custom domain mail?

I recently moved from outlook to icloud-mail (as it's free) using my custom domain. Switching was easy, now I'm trying to move my existing mails from outlook to icloud mail. I've decided that I will ...
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How does Apple Mail download Gmail messages via IMAP in real time?

I don't know how Gmail is capable of pushing the email to the phone as I don't think IMAP supports push to iOS. How’s it possible that iPhone receives emails from a personal Gmail account in near real ...
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How does Apple Mail actually track coloured messages flags?

NB. I'm purely asking out of curiosity, flags sync correctly for me on both iOS and macOS using a GMail account. In macOS/iOS Mail you can assign different coloured flags (orange, red, violet, blue, ...
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macOS Mail app: is there a way to prevent local storage?

I'd like to use the macOS Mail app for a few different reasons. But each time Mail launches (say, after clicking a mailto: link or if I'm taking a look at app preferences), the app begins downloading ...
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Error: imap.mail.com is not responding

I can't tell if it's just mail.com that's down or my old iOS 9 that doesn't work right. I usually check my emails on my iPod touch 5 because it's more covenient. But ever since 2 days ago, my Mail.com ...
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"NO Mailbox doesn't exist": separator woes in Mail.app-dovecot interaction

For many years I've been running a dovecot imap server on localhost, to store my mail archive and access it with any client (mainly Mail.app and Thunderbird) and not depend on those app's storage ...
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Apple Mail keeps marking mail as deleted when moving from junk to inbox

The following scenario occurs regularly on several of my e-mail accounts (all IMAP accounts): I receive a valid e-mail, but it is marked as spam and shows up in my Junk folder (though not usually ...
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How to fix IMAP mailbox separator in Mail.app after server changed its internal separator from "." to "/"?

I've been using Mail.app for years with my employer's mailserver without problems. Recently, the mailservers were upgraded to a new system and the internal mailbox separator went from "." to ...
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Deleting IMAP emails in bulk from Mac Mail

I can delete single (or several) emails at a time in Mac Mail (Monterey) in my IMAP connected Gmail account. They go to the Bin/Trash as expected and I will clear that up every once in a while. All ...
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macOS Mail has started to delete incoming mail unexpectedly

I have started noticing that email comes into Mail that gets nearly immediately deleted. I notice it either by the system level notification, or looking at the mailbox I see that it comes in. Then in ...
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Mail server settings always gets an error

I wanted to add an iCloud address in gmail. I've entered everything correctly, hoping to show SMTP setting. But instead, it shows incorrect username and password, even also got stuck in the loading ...
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For Mail.app, is it possible to "start" with an existing POP account for email and merge the mailbox with a new IMAP?

I've been using POP to download Gmail to Mail.app since I made the account in 2009. Now, Google required me to use 2-step authentication, meaning I also can only use IMAP for my Google account on my ...
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How to recover deleted email attachments from iCloud

This scenario sounds simple. Receive mail on phone, delete all [because I don't keep any emails on my phone long term], then realise one of the emails was on IMAP. Try to get back that one mail from ...
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A little confused with gmail imap folders not showing

so im on catalina 10.15.7 and running Mail version 13.4 I use to be able to see my imap folders when i would click the show button and they would expand below the corresponding accoun,like for ...
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What characters/length are supported in Mail.app IMAP passwords?

I use a password manager and created the password LX7mQW9Tw^V0$Ef2Ag#v* (* don't worry, that's not my password any more, keep reading) My DNS / email provider accepted it and I could use it ...
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Added new account to Apple Mail, it can't authenticate though webmail works fine

I'm out of ideas on what to try here. 2018 MBP running Mojave 10.14.6. I just received a new work email address, that was just created and has never been used before. I have numerous other email ...
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How do I put old e-mails in a new client, if they're not downloading from IMAP?

Preamable: On OS X 10.15.7 I am tidying up both my old mails and my mail processes. I want to change from Mail.app to Unibox. Situation: After configuring Unibox (I can send! I can recieve!) no new ...
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iPhone app to transfer text messages backed up in IMAP account to text messaging app (similar to Android's SMS Backup+)?

On my Android device I use an app called SMS Backup+. I think its pretty cool, it connects to my IMAP server and creates a folder to store all the text messages and phone calls as a backup. I can ...
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Why are sent emails not deleted when I delete a conversation in Apple Mail?

According to the docs, when a conversation is deleted, all of the messages in a conversation will be deleted. Somehow, when I delete a conversation, sent emails are not deleted which creates orphans ...
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Why does opening an email from Sent mailbox 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 an attempt by someone to log in to her Google account (with the right password) had ...
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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 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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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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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 want ...
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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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