IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and is the other e-mail protocol along with POP.

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Thunderbird IMAP loop

Would anyone be having an idea what could make Thunderbird (v17) loop with the following (extract from the mailserver IMAP log): Fri 2014-10-17 14:10:05: 01: [728399] Sending LIST response (not ...
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dovecot 2.1 new imap folder permissions

I am migrating an old mail (postfix/dovecot) server to a new one. Everything works much as expected. I have a small obstacle though. I use mbox format and the setup is pretty much simple. Suppose a ...
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IMAP archive on NAS storage forces a Error: Input/output error for maildir_lock [on hold]

My server is running out of hard disk space. The main reason is a huge amount of archived IMAP mails. Therefore my idea was to put all archived mails on my NAS and mount that folder on my server. ...
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Stop thunderbird from re downloading messages after profile move [migrated]

I have email account setup with imap and local folder synchronization. recently i moved my profile to a new machine and when it starts up it keeps re downloading the messages in the local folder. I ...
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How to find old email accounts in imap? [closed]

I have a webmail with 90.000 imap accounts I'm trying to delete old email accounts (for example : accounts that has not been used for 1 year) this link may help to best answer: ...
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IMAP connection from linux to exchange 2013 immediately disconnects

I want to use imapsync on linux to migrate emails from our none-exchnage email to exchange 2013. On linux server when I telnet to port 143 of exchange CAS it disconnects immediately: telnet ...
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Dovecot: “Warning: service(imap-login): process_limit reached, client connections are being dropped”

I've been seeing this warning in the last few months, when my email client is unable to connect to our dovecot IMAP server. Warning: service(imap-login): process_limit reached, client connections ...
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connect to groupwise mbox with mutt

I am try to extract the GroupWise mailbox userlist and emails via script. I am told that Groupwise is in mbox format mutt looks for .maildir which does not exist on a Novell server. How can I ...
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How to import IMAP mail directly from the filesystem?

My domain host, along with its IMAP server and all my email, recently failed. I have an up-to-date backup of the filesystem, including my mail directory and all its files such as ...
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dovecot error Unknown setting: unix_listener

I'm trying to enable postfix auth. I'm editing the this section from /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf # Postfix smtp-auth unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/auth { mode = 0666 user = ...
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how can I imapsync from mailserver to my local machine [closed]

How can I use imapsync to fetch all the emails from the mailserver to my laptop? (with hierarchy of folders and all)? Do I have to have a mailserver setup on the other end too?
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Dovecot not downloading mail from mbox [closed]

I'm setting up Dovecot for the first time and cannot get the mail to download from the mbox file. I've turned on debugging and can see that Dovecot is pointed at the right place but still no mail will ...
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Dovecot Authentication failed if trying login with @domain

When I try to test my IMAP server functionality using telnet I encounter the following error. If during the test i omit the @domain.ex everything works fine(as you can see below); a login user ...
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Perdition IMAP proxy not using STARTTLS with Cyrus IMAP server

I have a Perdition proxy server setup to forward users to one of two Cyrus backend mailstores based on an LDAP query. Everything works fine except for securing the connection between Perdition and ...
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Cyrus Deleting mailbox with @ Mailbox does not exist

After finally being able to log on with cyradm I noticed a mailbox was created: localhost> lm info*miniheli*org info@miniheli/org (\HasNoChildren) When trying to remove the mailbox I get an ...
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Postfix Splitting Domain to Separate Mailstores using LDAP

I'm investigating a new mail setup to replace Exchange in our organization using Cyrus-IMAP, Postfix and Perdition IMAP proxy server. I'm running into issues dealing with sending emails to different ...
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Dovecot Certificate Authentication

After implementing certificate authentication on Nginx web server, I would like to do the same on Dovecot mail server. The idea is to create your own CA and manage certificates (both issuing and ...
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CentOS 5 : error in installing php-imap

can someone please help me with this CentOS 5 question? I am trying to install php-imap, i tried yum install php-imap but I am getting the following output: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, ...
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How can I export Mdaemon filter rules

I'm now migrating my Mdaemon Mail Server to a Zimbra Server. I can export the account list, synchronize the mail data via IMAP. But I dont know how to export the IMAP filter rules of each Mdaemon ...
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rsync IMAP SENT folders between 2 users

How can I handle this: We have a Email system based on DOVECOT IMAP, different users, different logins. I want to somehow rsync all sent folders of some users, so one user can check what another ...
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Mapi or Imap for small company with slow internet connection and outlook

I am helping a small company that currently have an external hosted MAPI solution in Outlook 2010-2013. It runs on 6-7 computers and for all users their outlook takes between 15-60 seconds to start, ...
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Courier IMAP, no response

I've got a Postfix with Courier IMAP mail server mostly set up. IMAP authentication works as expected on port 143 (when SSL is disabled), but whenever SSL is enabled or port 993 is used, nothing ...
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IMAP Error in rcube_imap.php (184): Login failed for postfix@example.com from X.X.X.X. LOGIN: Authentication failed

Yes, I have looked around at other posts, and not crap is changing the slightest with this issue. So please don't resort to "check the other posts". Cause none of it is helping. I am trying to setup ...
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How to trigger custom actions in dovecot, when email is moved or deleted?

In my dovecot setup I use virtual folders (not to be confused with virtual users). My goal is to get something like seen in googlemail. I want a folder containing all my messages and also I want to ...
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Dovecot login with username and no @domain.com extension

I have dovecot setup and working, but i can only login as a linux user without the @domain.com extension. e.g joe.bloggs is a user on the linux system. i can login using this as the imap username and ...
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How to set up squirrelmail read from Maildir

I have the problem that my squirrelmail is not reading mails from Maildir. So my Inbox in squirrelmail is always empty. How can I fix it? This should be the path for Maildir: /home/someuser/Maildir. ...
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EXIM - 550 Cannot receive from specified address - Sendgrid

We're having some intermediate issues with exim where some emails go through and then others get the 550 Cannot receive from specified address Error. This is the guide we used to setup EXIM: ...
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How to block incoming login attempts to postfix, pop3, imap?

We are running CentOS 6.5 with Plesk and have to send email but don't need to receive. I would like to block all incoming login attempts to postfix, pop3 and imap. I have found hints to iptables or ...
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Restrict IMAP access for a given account to only one IP address in Exchange 2013

I've created a "spam crawler" account with full access to all mailboxes in an Exchange 2013 environment to get messages in the junk folder to feed the Bayesian filtering running on SpamAssassin in a ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2013, IMAP Login fails sometimes

Siuation: I have a script (different server) that log in every 10 minutes in the exchange-server via IMAP. Everytime it fails I get a mail. One time per day it fails with a error that the auth ...
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Migrating from any IMAP/POP3 server to Dovecot

I am trying to synchronize two mailboxes which reside in different servers. This is due to a migration process. The old server is a courier server and needs to be accessed via IMAP, whereas the new ...
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Poor IMAP performances

I'm experiencing very poor performances with my Mail Server when executing some specific and mandatory IMAP commands. Right now when I try to run the SELECT command on a folder with 4k+ email, the ...
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Autodiscover for IMAP over SSL

Is it possible to setup Autodiscover for your domain.com without the use of an Exchange Server in the back-end? I already have an IMAP/POP3/SMTP hMailServer running on Windows with IIS Web Server. ...
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How configure roundcube to work with imaps?

I recently installed Postfix, Dovecot to setup a mail server on my own VPS ( using this tutorial: Email with Postfix, Dovecot, Mysql) Imaps server uses port 993 for Authentication, and Postfix uses ...
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Postfix virtual domains and Cyrus for imap

I am setting up a email server on a centos box where I am using the virtual(8) delivery agent within postfix so that I dont need to create a unix user for each email address, and I have set up Cyrus ...
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Dovecot - Unexpected messages order after move

There is Dovecot service on the server. I had moved messages in user mailbox manually from one to another. Now I am experiencing some sorting problem on iOS device. For example: I have mail 2 days ...
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Dovecot removing my mails

Why is dovecot removing my mails? I have setup an SQL database according to the Dovecot information, but I get this in my logs: May 14 14:23:53 alpha postfix/smtpd[16436]: Anonymous TLS connection ...
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nginx: understanding the purpose of auth_http (IMAP proxy)

I would like to send IMAP client requests to an IMAP back-end via an nginx proxy. According to the the mail_auth_http module, a directive auth_http has to be used in order to authenticate the clients. ...
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ISPConfig 3 on Ubuntu 12.04, is it possible to enable SSL/TLS for dovecot for multiple domain?

I'm in the mists of setting up a web host for a friend and I'm new to using ISPConfig3. Previously, for my own web host I managed manually from cli. For ISPConfig3, I followed the official setup guide ...
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Bash example of testing if a secure IMAP connection works?

I want to add a test for a secure IMAP connection, authentication being part of it. That I would run using a cron job. If anything wrong happens I do want to get and email, so if it goes well it ...
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iPhone can't authenticate at dovecot

I've set up a mail server running with postfix and dovecot. Mainly configured as described here. Also I created a signed certificate from Startssl.com. IMAP is running on port 993. From my computer ...
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Output from doveconf does not match contents of /etc/dovecot/*

I've been banging my head wondering why the changes I keep making to /etc/dovecot/* conf files aren't working - but today, I took a closer look with doveconf | less - and noticed that my changes ...
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Multiple mail servers for a single domain [closed]

Running a "DNS scan" to make sure my DNS zones are setup "correctly" led to the suggestion by the tool to run more than one mail server for redundancy. It got me thinking about how one would implement ...
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Maintain email timestamp when transferring between email servers using an email client

I am running two different email servers using Postfix and Dovecot. Some of my users have accounts on both servers and sometimes transfer emails from one to the other through their email client. When ...
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How to get Doveconf to reload its config or read from `/etc/dovecot/`?

Edit Ok, so if you care to read the original question, you'll see I've had a fun time with this. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 - Dovecot v2.1.7 - And it seems my original problem was due to some ...
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How to I authenticate with Dovecot + IMAP + PAM on CentOS?

I set up Dovecot IMAP to use PAM as suggested here: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/PasswordDatabase/PAM PAM/dovecot [root@ip-172-31-15-65 pam.d]# cat dovecot #%PAM-1.0 auth required ...
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Allow IMAP for Roundcube and as external service only for some special users. How to configure?

It's easy to set up a special passdb query in dovecot to restrict IMAP access to certain users, e.g. see this documentation on the dovecot wiki. But when I use a webmailer like Roundcube and want to ...
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famd/gamin timeout issue with courier-imap

I'm running a mail server for about 200 users with courier-imap on Debian 7. This server is running a linux kernel 2.6.38 inside a Xen guest having 2 cpu cores and 2 GB RAM. The server accept ...
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Courier IMAP namespace prefix not used by default on iOS

On OSX Mail.app, connecting to my Courier IMAP server, everything is working fine. I can read mails, delete stuff, move it to trash. However, when using the same server on iOS, I get error messages, ...
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How to forward a mail server without MX records?

My company is switching from an old clunky dedicated email server (which we can't maintain anymore) to Google Apps email, and we'd like to start using the Google email now, as the old server regularly ...