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Questions tagged [imap]

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

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Apple Mail: Cannot move mails anymore while other mails moving pending

For a couple of weeks now, I have the problem that I cannot move mails within my IMAP mail account using the Apple Mail program. The problem has been existing, since I tried to move some mails from ...
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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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Mail with multiple gmail IMAP accounts is using too much bandwidth

We have a mac mini running High Sierra in sync with several gmail accounts (like 6, but most of them are almost empty, only one is actually in use). This computer uses a lot of bandwidth (we are ...
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Mail can't find IMAP folders

Following upgrade to MacOS Mojave on a late 2016 MacBook Pro, the Mail app (12.0) can't find my Inbox and other personal folders on our Cyrus IMAP server. The connection is fine (according to the ...
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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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OSX Server email IMAP Issues

In my email Server log, I am getting the following confusing entries: 1 May 25 19:47:23 box7.mydomain1.com log[129]: auth: Error: od(myusername,192.168.1.4): Credentials could not be verified, ...
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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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Is there a way to rescue deleted emails from an IMAP server from an iPad that is the last device that still has the email?

A friend of mine accidentally deleted all mails for one IMAP account on her iPhone. The delete was synced to the webserver and a running notebook. None of these devices have current backups (“no ...
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Mail.app on macOS Sierra does not poll emails from iCloud

After some time, Mail.,app stops polling from iCloud, while still polling from other imap servers. It seems to hang while moving some messages on the iCloud account. Restarting Mail does fix the ...
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iOS Mail notifications open All Mail folder instead of Inbox

I use the iOS Mail app with a Gmail IMAP account. From the home screen (or any other app), when I tap on a banner notification for a new email, it takes me to that message in the "All Mail" folder. ...
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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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Mail.app duplicates emails when they are moved

When I move an email from inbox folder to spam or vice versa, a duplicate is created for this email in the trash every time. If I write an email to somebody for a long time, a large number of my ...
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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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High Sierra Notes on iCloud don't retain background of styled text

I'm using the Notes.app with different accounts: my iCloud account and some 3rd party IMAP accounts. Whenever I paste a formatted/styled text to a note in a regular IMAP account (using Paste and keep ...
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Mail.App: Download headers only

In earlier versions of Mail.App there was an IMAP setting: Download headers only. This allowed me to download only the headers of emails, which are usually >= 100 KByte. Is there an hidden setting to ...
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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 off of a Macbook. 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 ("On My Mac") to the imap server? ...
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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: ...
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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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Cannot connect to IMAP server anymore in Sierra

I am trying to connect to an email server via IMAP using Mail.app. The server only supports SSL connections (port 993). It used to work in some previous version of OS X, and it works with various ...
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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 ...
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Configure new IMAP mail account in IOS 10

I am trying to configure a new mail account for IMAP. In iOS 10, I go Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account. After I supply my Email and password at this time, iOS ...
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Force IMAP folder to completly resync in iOS Mail

[iPhone 6, iOS 10.0.2] I recently added a new IMAP email account (hosted at Rackspace, FWIW) to my phone using the standard Add Email Account settings. Everything seemed to go well... except when I ...
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New mailbox not getting created in new macOS 10.12.1

After I had migrated to 10.12.1, I started facing issues in creating new mailboxes in my mail account in the official Mail app. Earlier, I simply used to create a new mailbox and it used to appear ...
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Mail client for iOS that can show new messages in all IMAP folders

I have a custom email server which is accessible via IMAP. The emails are automatically organized into different IMAP folders on the server. All these folders show up just fine in most iOS mail ...
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Automatically cc myself when sending from 1 particular email account - OSX mail

I've got multiple email accounts in OSX Mail, a mixture of gmail, google apps mail, and me.com ... all of which are connecting via imap / smtp. With one of the accounts I want to automatically cc a ...
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OSX Mail - deleting imap email without deleting on gmail server

I am using Mail.app to access my gmail account (business / google apps email). I want to delete a big pile of emails in Mail to clean up my inbox, but I want to keep those emails in gmail (IMAP ...
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Mails deleted or archived in Mail.app do not disappear in mobile mail

I have an IMAP mail account with a web hosting provider. The account is accessed by two clients: Mail.app on a MBP running Yosemite, and Mail on an iPad running iOS 9. When I delete or archive a ...
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Delete cached (offline) email on hard drive in Mail program (El Capitan)

How can I delete all cached/offline email from the Mac OS 'Mail' program on my SSD in Mac OS El Capitan? I have 2 Gmail accounts and an Exchange account for work. I'm running out of room on my 256GB ...
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IMAP files trashed and greyed out - can't recover in Mail.app

A few days ago, my IMAP files were sent to the trash (if I did it, it was by accident, but I really don't remember doing it...) So the main file is there in the trash but I cannot scroll down the ...
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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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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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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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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 - 10....