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

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Exchange IMAP4 connector - Error Event ID 2006

A couple of users in my organisation use IMAP4 to connect to Exchange 2007 (Update rollup 9 applied) because they prefer Thunderbird / Postbox clients. One of the users is generating errors in the ...
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Can't receive emails to my mail server

I created a mail server, following this tutorial: https://www.linode.com/docs/email/postfix/email-with-postfix-dovecot-and-mysql , I configured the email on my email client, SMTP and IMAP and both ...
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Cyrus IMAP: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

I'm working on setting up a Cyrus 2.2 IMAP server on Ubuntu Server 9.04. If I telnet from the server itself: # telnet localhost imap I get: * OK IMAP Cyrus IMAP4 v2.2.13-Debian-2.2.13-14ubuntu3 ...
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IMAP Dovecot cannot connect [migrated]

I am trying to set up my own mail server (for 'fun'). I followed this tutorial to the bone. But I get this error message: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 2 attempts in 9 secs): ...
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Disable user_deny.db in Cyrus/imapd

We have a cyrus 2.4.12 on Debian, we use packages, rather than building each software ourselves. I am getting the this "log" constantly, a lot of, various users, and 8-10 times per user request: ...
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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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Mail stuck in the outbox with roaming profile (Outlook 2010)

I hope you will be able to help me. Here's the problem I have with Outlook 2010: When a user opens a roaming profile on another PC or on his new PC, everything works perfectly except Outlook. ...
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Reliable/robust method of ripping attachments from a POP/IMAP/Exchange mailbox

I'm looking for some fresh ideas after a bit of a google and would love your opinion: I have an email address hosted in exchange that will receive attachments on a regular basis. I would like a ...
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Is there an IMAP server that supports searching emails using elasticsearch or solr?

What I am wondering is if there is an IMAP server available that supports the IMAP SEARCH command (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1730#section-6.4.4), and is fast. I have had a look around at ways ...
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Dovecot, IMAP outlook reports error 0x800CCC0E cannot synchronize subscribed folders

I have recently some issues with people using my email server. They have problems with synchronizing folders on outlook, and I can't figure out what to do. I found somewhere that I could extend a ...
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LDAP & IMAP - force users to password change

I need to force users to password change (passwords stored in LDAP) - but most of them use only mail clients to read mail (via IMAP) - is there any way i can force a password change during mail ...
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Dovecot logs showing user disconnected

So one of my users has an issue with connecting to the IMAP server. She's on OSX and has tried setting up Mac Mail and Thunderbird. In both cases the client times out when trying to connect to the ...
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Rename Junk folder in dovecot IMAP server

Being English, I find the terms "Trash" and "Junk" confusing because they mean essentially the same thing. I want to rename these folders on my Dovecot IMAP server to "Deleted" and "Spam" respectively ...
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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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IMAP proxy setup to allow use of IMAP IDLE?

First-time poster, long-time lurker/reader. Sorry for the obscenely-verbose question...I intended to keep it more concise. Also, sorry about the links not being "actual" links -- I don't have the ...
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Maildir “new” has messages but Inbox is empty

I'm installing a new mail server (Postfix/Dovecot+Maildir) in a fresh OS. Using Thunderbird (or Squirrelmail) I can send mails but my inbox is empty even when I can see them in ...
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Can't login to dovecot using gmail as an email client

I've used this installation configure-email-server-using-postfix-dovecot When I try to use gmail as the email client (connecting to my server through port 993) I get this error Unable to establish ...
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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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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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how to list Dovecot imap prompt commands?

When I do imap pre-auth with: /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap -u username I can see imap prompt but do not know how to list available commands (like e logout or b select inbox and so on). How to list ...
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Claws Mail SMTP issue; cannot send

I am abandoning Thunderbird after it has slowly become a terrible, terrible piece of software for me. I have gotten everything set up with Claws, except sending. There are no official forums for this ...
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Google Apps mail “Too many simultaneous connections” error

I'm experiencing the problem described here, in Outlook 2007 with Google Apps IMAP: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=97150&topic=12816 The thing is, I have no idea how the ...
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Using non-standard mailbox backend - is this even possible?

What I'm trying to do: provide an IMAP server as a facade for standardized e-mail access, without using on-disk mailboxes. What I have: multiple TB of e-mails, stored in MySQL in a completely ...
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Best Practice for Mailbox Backup (IMAP)? With Webinterface? [closed]

Situation: Debian Mailserver with ISPconfig3, Postfix and Dovecot, about 500 Users with different Domains. Server is a virtual client, so i backup it via XenBackup. Problem: If a user delete a single ...
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Force Dovecot not to log connect/disconnect messages

My /var/log/mail.log gets constantly flooded with Dovecot connect/disconnect messages like this: Mar 29 18:15:48 summit dovecot: IMAP(foo@bar.baz): Disconnected: Logged out bytes=63/2126 ...
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Migrating users and mailboxes from postfix / Maildir to Postfix with Mysql backend

So I've got 60 or so users on a hand rolled postfix installation on openbsd and I'd like to move their mailboxes to our new mail server running iRedMail (postfix, vmail/mysql back end) Does anyone ...
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Changing ACL via Cyradm doesn't revoke or change user privileges

I have cyrus imap running on a ClearOS server and have had this for several years now. My kids are just getting introduced to email, and let's just say it has been a bit of a time waster for them. I ...
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Thunderbird and Dovecot, INBOX is not synchronized on multiple pcs

i have a little problem with Thunderbird mail and Dovecot. I use the the latest stable from Thunderbird and connect my mail account about the IMAP protocol. Now i have an office PC and a Notebook, on ...
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Transitioning from a POP only email account to new IMAP enabled account - how can subsequent emails to the old POP only email be supported?

I have just started working for a growing small business. I am the first person they've had with any real technology background and from this point onward I will be organising and managing any IT ...
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Sync all mails into one folder on new server using imapsync?

Is there a way to sync every mail from the old server into one single folder on the new server using imapsync? I can't find something relevant in the manual… Thanks in advance!
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Moving clients from Outlook Express/POP3 to Outlook/IMAP or Exchange

I have a client that is still running outlook express with XP and on POP3 based e-mail. I've not played with Exchange or IMAP much but would it be possible to import all their addresses, folders, and ...
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Cyrus murder and frontend on the same host

I have a Cyrus-imapd setup where I have a frontend and a backend server. In order to be able to add new backends in the future I setup a murder. The aggregator server (murder) is on a server who also ...
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Dovecot IMAP authentication failed

Whenever I'm trying to connect to my Dovecot IMAP server, it gives me a message that the authentication was failed. This message is from the /var/log/mail.log file: Feb 7 15:22:17 celestine dovecot: ...
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Migrate Maildir between courier and dovecot servers

I have several tarballs that make up all the previous emails for two or three accounts on a mail server. This machine we be shut down within a few weeks and so I need to migrate all the previously ...
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Migrating messages from an old mailserver to a new (courier)

So I have a linux box running Postfix/Courier for use as a mailserver, using Roundcube as a front-end. User accounts are setup in the usual Maildir, with cur, new, and tmp folders. I had an older ...
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UID uniqueness of IMAP mails

In our internal webmail system, we'd like to attach notes and contacts to certain mails. In order to do this, we have to keep track of every mail on our IMAP server. Unfortunately the IMAP standard ...
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Can using System Restore point, while turning the internet temporarily off, recover deleted IMAP messages?

Lets say a person is using Outlook, and has their email setup as IMAP, and later the server where the mail is located, well, lets just say all the emails are deleted permanently. Would it be possible ...
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Recovering deleted emails on IMAP server with Thunderbird

I have an IMAP mail server and use Thunderbird as my client. I didn't understand the sychronization of client-server using IMAP vs POP. My IMAP server was filling up, so I logged onto the server and ...
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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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View old Inbox messages in (OS X) Mail.app via Exchange IMAP?

We're thinking of migrating our Mac users away from Entourage 2008 and instead using Mail.app (built into OS X Snow Leopard). We're running SBS 2003 so it's Exchange 2003 for now. When I setup an ...
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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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Mail server: can't connect via POP/IMAP

I've followed this guide on setting up a mail server on my dedicated server. I've been able to send mails from the php application I'm using and the linux commandline (using telnet, php, etc). The ...
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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 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 [closed]

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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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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RoundCube login to local IMAP server failing

I've been following this guide to set up a mail server on my server: http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/edition5.html The only difference is that this tutorial uses a MySQL database and I've used ...
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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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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 = ...