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POP3 is an older protocol. It was designed to transfer messages to a client for reading; that client would be some other computer. Once the message was transferred, it would (usually) be deleted on the server, although there is an option to keep a copy on the server at all times. IMAP is a newer protocol. It was designed to allow one or more clients to ...


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You deleted the messages, and now they are gone: Moving something to a "Trash" folder is analogous to deleting it, only with the (perhaps temporary) opportunity to "undelete" it by restoring it to a normal folder. Just as you would not store important items in the trash at your home or office, you should not store important items in the trash on your ...


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The main reason is likely that they have decided on Outlook or Outlook Web Access as the only supported client, which can make sense in some environments.


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Can clarify what you mean by "handed" to an IMAP server? Are you trying to consolidate messages stored in several POP email accounts into one IMAP account? Is this a one time deal or ongoing? One-time deal: Use a desktop client like Thunderbird. Add each pop3 account in turn (you can give each one their own "inbox"), as well as the imap account. Download ...


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Have you looked at roundcube?


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I had a very similar problem when I started using server-side filters to deliver mail directly into folders rather than into my inbox. The solution I found was to tell Thunderbird to explicitly check each folder for mail. To do this right-click on the folder, go to "properties", then under the "General Information" tab check the bottom checkbox labled ...


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Try using imapsync, available also as a standalone imapsync.exe. Free, open but not gratis from the homepage.


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ActiveSync doesn't use IMAP. ActiveSync is a "protocol" unto itself (HTTP / HTTPS-based). Exchange 2003's ActiveSync implementation, provided you've installed Service Pack 2, will work fine with iPhones (I've got several Customers doing it). Assuming you've got a single Exchange Server computer you'll need to allow access to port 80 and 443 from the ...


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Well, that depends on the distribution your LAMP server is running on. For example with Debian you can install the PHP5 IMAP module straight from the package manager with command apt-get install php5-imap.


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If you are using a VPS, you are sharing IO bandwidth, CPU time, and memory bandwidth with other users that are not visible to your VPS. I would be confident to say that another domU hosted on the physical machine is consuming a large amount of one or more of those resources (most likely IO). If you use iostat -x you'll probably see that your service times ...


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DavMail.SourceForge.net works for me.


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A quick google throws up IMAPFilter which looks like it does what you want: Searching of messages using many available criteria in the IMAP protocol, such as: Status (recent, unread, etc.) of a message. Size of a message. Age of a message. Matching of a string or a regular expression pattern in the headers or the body of a message. ...


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telnet <servername> imap and/or telnet <servername> imaps. If you get answers then you have IMAP from the Internet. You can also look if it is available only on your server by telnet localhost imap and/or telnet localhost imaps. Alternatively you could check if netstat -a | fgrep imap returns a line with LISTEN in it. Then the IMAP server is up ...


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If she hasn't purged the items in the "recover deleted items" folder, you can still get them back there. You can get to that by (in outlook 2003) right clicking the deleted items folder in her mailbox and selecting "Recover Deleted Items...". Although, I believe for this to work with Hard-Deleted items, you would have had to previously enabled Recover ...


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You are effectively asking the question "My company wants email. How do I set up email for my company?" - If you need to ask this question my answer is "You go to http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html and pay Google to help you do it right." If you don't want to use Google there are other options (like Hosted Exchange which is available ...


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Take a look at offlineimap - it can sync multiple imap servers, do server-to-maildir, and probably the other way around as well.


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I'd seriously push for fighting the political battle to allow IMAP access to the Exchange system. IMAP and POP can be enabled on a per-account basis. Since this is a workflow item with a defined business application, there's definitely a purpose... I'd be more suspicious of a the long-term viability of a workaround solution or anything that adds more ...


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But here's more, is there a way to set up a filter, so that only machine to whom the reply was intended will see it and none of the others will or go directly to whom it was intended. And also have the ability for those machines to forward emails to each other via some internal lan accounts. No.


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Looking through the courier imapd docs and my installs of it it doesn't seem to have a cache or index of anything beyond the uids of the messages. Have you looked at dovecot? It looks like you can migrate to it without users noticing. It also has a discussion of how it cache's various bits of information in message database. All that being said, a ...


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Try iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m multiport --dports 25,110,143,993,995 -j REJECT This should block all incoming attempts to TCP ports 25 (SMTP), IMAP (plaintext and secure; 143 and 993) and POP (ditto, 110 and 995). If postfix listens on an MUA port (possibly 587) you'll need to add that to the list as well. That said, John Auld's suggestion above of ...


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This behaviour depends on the mail client, not the server itself. There should be an option in your mail client to put a copy of sent e-mails in the "Sent" folder.


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I've done many such migrations on much larger systems; 300+ mailboxes and I've migrated in many directions: Courier -> Cyrus, Exchange -> Cyrus, Courier -> Exchange, and Cyrus -> Exchange... Our tool of choice is called imapsync; an open source Perl script. It uses the actual IMAP protocol to handle migrations thus alleviating the need to deal with ...


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Dovecot is actually pretty good, performance-wise. Dovecot's Performance Tuning wiki page has a few tips and tricks to further improve performance. Keeping indices and maildirs on separate disks is a good thing to start with, if at all possible for you. You could also evaluate switching to Dovecot's dbox storage format.


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I've performed massive migrations using imapsync. For small batches imapcopy looks like a viable alternative.


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There's a utility called imapsync which will do exactly what you've described.


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Dovecot can do it if you use Maildir.


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Unfortunately both are very common. Most of the OpenSource software I've found uses Junk, and most of the Proprietary software seems to use Spam. New users may be accustomed to either... The only "solution" I've found is to use one or the other, and to do so very consistently. At home I use RoundCube as well, and I standardized on "Junk" long before. If I ...


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Yes In this particular case, you are using a 'Maildir' format mailbox. In Maildir, it's safe to use 'rm' to remove an individual piece of email, to use 'mv' to move an individual mail between folders on the same file system, etc. With other mail storage types, it may not be safe to rm a single email. More about Maildir: ...


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ActiveSync and IMAP are quite similar. Both ActiveSync and IMAP IDLE maintain a dormant TCP session for inbound push notifications. IMAP IDLE handles 'push' email as well FYI. Both are quite conservative with bandwidth usage. Bandwidth consumption in practice will be more determined by configuration parameters than protocol choice. Setting things like ...



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