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Delete cached (offline) email on hard drive in Mail program (El Capitan)

You can find Mail's cached mails in ~/Library/Mail To see how much space this folder is using, either use Finder's Get Info or du -hs ~/Library/Mail To remove the folder and all its contents, ...
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Recovering emails from defunct IMAP account

My solution at the end: I wrote a tool to convert the .emlx and .partial.emlx files to .eml files. I re-imported these .eml files into Mail.app and was able to upload them to my new IMAP mail account. ...
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Can you configure the port to use for IMAP in Mail.app?

Uncheck "Automatically manage connection settings" below the "Host Name" field. The port number field should appear.
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Apple Mail 9.2: How to specify port and SSL options for incoming and outgoing IMAP servers?

OK... this is irritating, but possible... you used to be able to force it to ignore at that point, then set it up manually from the Accounts pane. The El Capitan version looks like you need to do ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

This problem happens only for Hotmail accounts in MacOS Mail app. I also had this problem once. While to setting up hotmail account in mail app try to add it as Exchange account instead of using "Add ...
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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?

If your mum can't delete the mail after restarting or disconnecting from the network and restarting, you can look at one of two Delete the mails using a webmail interface and then delete the account ...
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Can I cancel this neverending message move in Mail.app?

The problem is likely Gmail. It's not well known, but Gmail throttles paid and free accounts once they move a certain amt of mail in the day. The last time I checked, it was 500 MB of mail -- and ...
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Can I cancel this neverending message move in Mail.app?

Delete the account that you were moving mail to and it will cancel the move.
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Can I cancel this neverending message move in Mail.app?

Two things which come to mind that you could try are: pressing the Command + . keys pressing the ESC key Either way you may need to do this a few times and wait for the task to register what you'...
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Apple Mail in El Capitan - where is data that used to be in Accounts.pilst?

I recently tested Mail in a new User account to find all the files that are modified after adding an account to Mail. These following files contain account info. I can't say with certainty that you ...
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Apple Mail with Gmail Account (IMAP): Moving Mails from inbox to folders fails

FYI, if anyone is still experiencing this issue it is due to Smart Folders. If you drag an email from a Smart folder into another folder, the Gmail "Inbox" label is not removed and the new label for ...
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Apple Mail, producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail

I've seen this behavior using Apple Mail since macOS Sierra. I haven't found a workaround d yet, but I know the email is sent because there is a copy in my Sent folder. Once a week or so, I go into ...
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IMAP emails disappearing from Apple mail on one computer when moved on another!

I'm sorry but you're getting it wrong. This is the expected behavior of IMAP. IMAP is to keep all devices synced with the server. That means, if you delete an email on one computer, it eventually ...
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Apple Mail: Move thousands of locally stored mails to IMAP accounts

Whats the most efficient way to migrate such a large local archive to a single IMAP-Account? Unfortunately, the most efficient way to do this is to migrate from one IMAP server to another. I say ...
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How to limit size of Gmail IMAP log files?

I use some gmail accounts & I also faced a 11 GB log file while analysing disk space one day. But it is not a behaviour of Gmail, rather of Window Menu → Connection Doctor. Also, it's best to ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

You are most likely not sending each message twice, but saving two copies of it in your Sent folder. Uncheck Store sent messages on the server under Mailbox Behaviors. Your SMTP server automatically ...
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One email address has two Internet Accounts

You don't have two email accounts. You just have two email protocols set up. From Wikipedia: Virtually all modern e-mail clients and servers support IMAP. IMAP and the earlier POP3 (Post Office ...
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Permanently Delete IMAP Account

The problem was an intractably corrupt iCloud keychain. The cure: Disable iCloud Keychain Security code approval on every device. Disable iCloud Keychain on every device. Use Keychain Access to ...
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Notes won't sync via IMAP in macOS Sierra

I was quite desperate with this issue as well after a clean install of High Sierra, here is how you setup Notes.app to find the correct imap folder: System Preferences > Internet Accounts > [your ...
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OSX Mail - deleting imap email without deleting on gmail server

You can check Mailbox Behaviors in your Gmail account setting (under Accounts) and check Store deleted messages on the server. This will make your messages still available in other clients even if you ...
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Apple Mail, producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail

I use apple mail with gmail. Only solution I know is to set drafts to only be stored on your mac and not upload to gmail. This means a clean gmail but you won't be able to access your drafts off your ...
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Saving an Apple Mail message with attachments as an .eml or .msg

Yes, it is possible to save a message in EML format (called Raw Message Source by Mal.app) with attachments. In fact, that's the default behavior when saving a message as an EML file by selecting ...
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iPhone and iPad says IMAP server is not responding after password change, but works on other devices

So I never figured out what exactly the problem was here, but the culprit must have been some sort of cached something on the devices. A few days ago, I once again edited the accounts on the devices – ...
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Thunderbird deletes old messages without asking

It’s likely a rule (purge rule from comments) that is causing the issue. IMAP synchronizes mail; it doesn’t download it. Therefore, if you have a rule that “sweeps” out old email from the server ...
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Unable to access iCloud IMAP

This was long ago but nowadays I would say that the problem is that you need to generate application specific passwords to access your iCloud email from third party applications. It currently works ...
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How to configure maximum IMAP connections in Mac OS X Server (El Capitan)?

You should be able to increase the number directly in the respective config file: Stop the server: sudo serveradmin stop mail Modify the file /Library/Server/Mail/Config/dovecot/conf.d/20-imap.conf ...
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New mailbox not getting created in new macOS 10.12.1

I was having this issue as well, but stumbled across the answer, at least on my system. In the Mailboxes sidebar, try hovering over the name of the Mailbox within which you've tried to create new ...
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IMAP files trashed and greyed out - can't recover in Mail.app

i took away the IMAP prefix in settings : imap.secureserver.net left it blank and now it works again.
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Email on Iphone tries to send thru old account

I was having the same problem. It turned out that I had not provided a password to send email - it was set to [optional]. Once I entered the password for the smtp server, it switched to sending mail ...
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