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

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Serve emails from a folder structure using dovecot

I have a lot of eml files, archived from an account, and stored in a bunch of folders, one per month. It's not a standard maildir structure, and the files don't have special names, they're just like: ...
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Roundcube + Dovecot: SSL errors when trying to log in

I'm setting up a mailserver using Dovecot 2.2.13, Postfix 2.11.3, and with Roundcube 1.1.1 connecting to it. Roundcube is running on a different server in nginx/php-fpm. Both servers are running ...
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How to check if clients connect to IMAP/POP via TLS or SSL?

I am willing to disable SSL on my dovecot servers (Debian GNU/Linux), leaving TLS as the only option. Before doing so, I would like to know who is still connecting via SSL with older or misconfigured ...
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Syncing with deleted IMAP account

Due to server data loss, I will have to recreate IMAP e-mail accounts for a client. He still have copies of old e-mails locally in Outlook. My question is: when Outlook syncs again with the new, ...
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dovecot won't reload config?

I want to run imaps on a port other than 993. I changed this in /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf and beforehand, backed up the original copy as /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf.bak. I did ...
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Dovecot STARTTLS fails using fetchmail

I currently try to get my own mail server up and running. So far everything seems fine as I am able to connect to this mailserver using thunderbird. The only thing I have to do is accepting my own ...
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Squid3 CONNECT imap.gmail.com:993 TCP_DENIED:NONE

I have the following configuration under squid.conf. However, when my Blackberry email client attempts to fetch new emails, etc. Squid access log show the following error: imap.gmail.com "CONNECT ...
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Can existing email accounts be extracted from Zimbra?

I have become dependent on Zimbra, and yet I have no need for a heavy GUI administrative interface. I'd rather keep a low-resource server that runs only the underlying services Zimbra uses, such as ...
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Is there anyway to use rsa certificate authentication with imapsync

We have an off-site warm standby backup host that I wish to periodically synchronise our imap server with using imapsync. I would like to know if it is possible to use RSA certificate authentication ...
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SquirrelMail showing empty inbox. THIS FOLDER IS EMPTY

I have installed postfix, dovecot and squirrelmail. I can send messages and also receive messages. But in Squirrelmail web interface i can see only sent messages it is not showing the mails which are ...
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dovecot userdb passwd-file default_fields uid not expanding %variable

I'm trying to set up a very simple shared mail server, where each 'domain' is a system user, i.e. 'example.com' is a real user with /home/example.com/, a uid of 5001 and gid 'example.com' of 5001. ...
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Migrating IMAP emails from a FreeBSD server to a CentOS server both running Dovecot

What would be the best way to do this migration considering that I do not have the passwords for the IMAP accounts on the source server running FreeBSD and Dovecot. I do have SSH access to both ...
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com.sun.mail.iap.protocolexception no login methods supported

A JavaMail app and dovecot/postfix/mutt are running on the same CentOS 7 physical serverbox. This JavaMail app was able to reliably import emails via IMAP using the same exact code until some changes ...
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transferring mail hosts clients having to redownload all mail

im transferring mailboxes from godaddy over to opensrs. When clients connect to their mailbox after it has been transferred they are having to re-download all their old mail to their mail client ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can using System Restore point, while turning the internet temporarily off, recover deleted IMAP messages? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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. ...