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Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is one of the two most prevalent Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval, the other being the Post Office Protocol (POP). Virtually all modern e-mail clients and mail servers support both protocols as a means of transferring e-mail messages from a server.

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How to access "Snoozed" messages via IMAP in Gmail

NOTE: This question was originally asked about "Inbox by Gmail", when it existed, but Inbox has been retired and its Snooze feature rolled into Gmail. This question now applies to the Snoozed messages ...
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Import external emails into Gmail only once per day at 8pm

In a Gmail account [email protected], I'd like to import new emails from [email protected] (or from [email protected]) only once per day at 8pm, to avoid being disturbed constantly at any time ...
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How to download entire Gmail account in a format prepared to upload to another server (such as Dovecot) / email provider? [closed]

I need to download an entire Gmail account such that it's in a format that's friendly for importation / upload into a Dovecot server. What's the right way to proceed with this so as to not only ...
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GMX.COM Send email with alias in POP3,IMAP client

We know gmx.com supports to create up to 10 alias for 1 account. At the web-base client, when we reply or compose email, we are able to switch the alias. So I wonder if I can do so in POP3,IMAP ...
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Yahoo! Spam filter does not work

I believe the Yahoo! spam filter does not work. I handle multiple Yahoo! accounts via IMAP / SMTP. When I receive an email that should go to Inbox and goes to Spam, I move it from Spam to Inbox (via ...
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All Mail folder

Every answered on this topic is unsatisfactory. I have a simple request and expect a very simple procedure. I expect you have the expertise and experience to provide an immediate answer. I need to ...
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How can I read an IMAP account via Gmail?

Is it possible to read an IMAP email address via my Gmail account? According to the docs I have found they only seem to support reading of POP3, but I find that a bit weird?
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In Gmail, how to find all messages having more than one label applied?

I'd like to optimize my Gmail layout for desktop IMAP client friendliness. That's why I'd like to ensure all my messages have one and only one label applied (because with IMAP labels appear as folders ...
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Bulk moving emails out of Gmail to increase space available using IMAP

I would like to move in bulk thousands of emails out of Gmail into an "archive" account hosted elsewhere so that there is more room for new email. With a "normal" IMAP account, ...
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How to bulk edit filters in Gmail to migrate from one label to another?

How are labels merged so that filters are included as well? So that Alice and Bob instead are directed to Carol, for example. Crucially, any filters for Alice or Bob will now work with Carol instead. ...
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Why is Gmail not asking for IMAP info when importing mail as I am not receiving emails?

It feels like Gmail (mail.google.com) only cares about smtp and email sending but it is not actually fetching new emails. In the configuration popup, it just asks for: name smtp server username ...
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Migrate from IMAP server to Google Apps

I am migrating my current self hosted IMAP mail server (hMailServer) to Google Apps. I managed to move an account's "sent" folder to Gmail using Thunderbird drag and drop, and while it seems to keep ...
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Gmail IMAP telling me to "please log in using your web browser"

I've started using an organizational Gmail account (i.e. [email protected] where myorg has a Google Applications subscription or whatever it is they call it). Now, I can log in via the web and read my ...
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Spam issue with Gmail

I've added someone as a contact and set a rule not to spam out their emails, but for some reason they keep ending up in the Spam folder. They will show up in the inbox for about 5 minutes before ...
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Receiving e-mails sent to a similar e-mail account [duplicate]

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask the question, but here it is... My sister, named say... "Foo Bar" live in Portugal and has a gmail account under the address: FooBar@...
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Exporting Gmail to local Outlook PST

I need to export out emails from Gmail to an Outlook PST file and it seems slow using this method—Outlook and IMAP/POP3 are kinda slow on archiving. Is there any other method than going through POP3 ...
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Trouble forwarding AOL email to new Gmail account

I'm helping my parents migrate from AOL to Gmail, and I'm trying to configure automatic email forwarding from AOL to the new Gmail address. (Just to be clear -- they will now use Gmail day-to-day, and ...
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Enable / Disable IMAP / POP Access on all Zoho email accounts

Within Zoho Email, IMAP Access is disabled by default. I can enable this for each account individually, but I'd like to enable it for all accounts instead of selecting them one-by-one. How can I do ...
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Sent items not saved in sent items folder in Outlook 365

I recently moved a client domain over to a new server and to make sure that their email was moved across smoothly I: created a new IMAP email account for them in Office 365 copied folder structure of ...
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Some Yahoo mails in Thunderbird (IMAP) will be marked "not junk" immediately after marking them as "junk"

I have a standard Yahoo mail account set up with IMAP in Thunderbird (currently using version 38.1.0). I've been having this problem with earlier versions of Thunderbird too. It just didn't bother me ...
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Migrating POP to IMAP with Outlook and Gmail, which way will it synchronise?

I have a Google Apps for domain which I run my emails though using Outlook 2010 to access the emails with POP. I'm looking to migrate my existing POP account to IMAP. I have found this guide: Switch ...
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How do the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash folders work?

When you enable IMAP access in Gmail the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash labels are created. How do these labels function given that each IMAP client can potentially implement their local ...
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How can I correct Gmail timestamps after copying them over IMAP?

I have imported several thousand messages into my Gmail account over IMAP, but in the Gmail interface and the iPhone Mail application the date of every message has been changed to the date of the ...
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Can I import my IMAP sent folder from another account without creating duplicates?

I have an email account that supports IMAP and I also have a Gmail account. I want to import a folder from the email account that supports IMAP to Gmail (my sent messages folder). This Lifehacker ...
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Outlook.com with IMAP or Exchange?

Microsoft just launched a revamped Hotmail under the name Outlook.com. It looks great and I'm thinking of migrating from Gmail, but I can't find anywhere whether Outlook.com supports IMAP or some sort ...
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List all From addresses by To addresses [duplicate]

I have multiple email accounts and the messages are either forwarded to one Gmail account or I get them via POP/IMAP. Now I want to simplify all that and use only one account and get rid of all others....
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Can I set up Gmail to fetch messages from another IMAP account? [duplicate]

I have my work webmail that only offers IMAP access, no forwarding. I want to fetch it using Gmail, which, I already know, doesn't support fetching mail from IMAP accounts. Only POP3. I've read other ...
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What are the IMAP folder called in a certain locale in Microsoft's Outlook 365 email account?

I want to find out what the special IMAP folder are called in a specific locale in order to set up my email client properly. By special folders I mean: Sent items Drafts Trash Is there a ...
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Force sync of Outlook folders to Gmail labels

My desktop Outlook (2016) is configured as an IMAP client of Gmail. I lovingly arrange my messages within Outlook folders. This is synced to Gmail and appears as labels. However, (at least) two of ...
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Error "Web login required." at Gmail when using an IMAP client but I've changed the settings to allow using it

I'm working on application which involves login to a email server vie IMAP. When I'm logining at Gmail, I always get "Web login required." and a link to "Control, protect, and secure your account, all ...
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I want to add my email account to Gmail and pickup IMAP mail

I have googled and read many instructions about this. However, I cannot seem to make this work and need a little assistance. I will explain what I need to happen below: My customer has a domain ...
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How to move emails between Gmail accounts?

I have a couple of Gmail accounts (one personal Gmail and a couple of work Google Apps accounts) and sometimes, I mistakenly send an email and start a conversation from the wrong account. What is the ...
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Permanently block domain in Gmail

My inbox is being destroyed right now—I'm getting 3–4 messages a minute from a specific host (box432.bluehost.com) for some reason. I would really like to just prevent any and all email from his host ...
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Archiving all in Gmail inbox--webmail vs IMAP

I have about 13,000 messages in a Gmail inbox, and would like to switch to a system of archiving messages once they're dealt with, rather than using read/unread status. I know how to do this via ...
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Move Gmail subaccount to new Gmail account

I have an email that imports via POP3 mail from a server but doesn't a leave a copy in the server. Now I need to import all the mails I got via that POP3 to a new Gmail account, I have some personal ...
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Using [Imap], [Gmail], [Google Mail] folders in Thunderbird

I have a strange setup in my email client that I can't seem to fix. I've got two Gmail accounts setup but they're behaving differently. As you can see, the account at the top behaves as I would ...
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How to implement a custom filter for Gmail?

I need to implement a Gmail filter that automatically moves a mail to another folder (not the inbox) if the Priority Inbox decided that it's not important. I saw there is an API for developing gadgets ...
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How to configure IMAP for Gmail

I have IMAP on and I had it working before. Now I reinstalled my OS and I want to enable Outlook in Windows 7 with Gmail but it's not authenticating. I have 2-way authentication turned on. Should ...
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Gmail accounts involuntarily linked

I have a business email and a spam email hosted at Gmail. One was registered with the free Apps for Business before the offer ended, and the other is just part of a regular Google account. Somehow ...
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How to import emails from IMAP supporting email provider to Outlook.com?

My current email provider does not support POP or POP3, but does support IMAP. How to import emails from that web-mail account to Outlook.com?
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Reprocess mail archive for spam

I have a huge archive containing some giga of mail. Once, when I didn't have Gmail, I didn't filter them for spam, so now I have massive spam into it. Is there a way to let Gmail (or some other ...
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Is there a way to make Gmail check an IMAP email account?

Is there a way or any 3rd party service to make Gmail check an IMAP email account?
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Host address of Hotmail and Yahoo! on IMAP

How I can configure my Yahoo! and Hotmail account to use IMAP?
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Does moving a mail to the IMAP spam folder trains Gmail's spam filter?

I'm accessing my Gmail account via imap with Thunderbird. When I move a mail to the imap spam folder, that action equivalent to using the Report Spam button inside Gmail's interface? Does Gmail's ...
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How to use gmail POP and IMAP from multiple clients simultaneously?

I use gmail POP with Mail.app on a Mac. It works well for me, and with seven years of emails in it I don't want to change. It's my main place for email and a backup of gmail as well. I've now got an ...
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Force getmail (IMAP) or gmail to archive, not delete messages

I use getmail to IMAP check my gmail. It works great, but the bigger my INBOX is, the longer each check takes. I can set "delete = true" in getmail, but I like having the mail backed up on gmail. I ...
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Synchronise two Gmail accounts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I merge 2 gmail accounts? I've have two Gmail accounts and have been manually copying everything over from one account to the other. Is there an automatic way to do this? ...
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Is it a common issue for IMAP to show old messages as new?

I just set up a new desktop client for Gmail (Sparrow), and it is showing some older messages as new. I've emailed them, but still waiting for a response. Is it common for IMAP to get some time stamp ...
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Gmail as an IMAP client

Is it possible to let Gmail be an IMAP client? I want to sync two Gmail inboxes by establishing IMAP connections between the two. Clarification: I want Gmail to act as an IMAP client, that is, ...
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Using Gmail for several e-mail accounts with IMAP

I'm using Gmail to read mail from a couple of other accounts that I've got, I've just added the accounts in the Gmail settings under 'Accounts and import'. But I haven't found the ability to add IMAP ...