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How do I make IMAP work for me?

IMAP is supposed to be able to preserve message state information across clients. So why is it that my email read/unread states aren't transferring from my Macbook to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Apr 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Backing up my Gmail account

As part of a general digital cleanup (thank you, Heartbleed), I want to perform the long overdue task of backing up my Gmail account (with nearly a decade's worth of email) to my mac. I have two questions: 1) Is gmvault the only option? Is there anything more accessible to a user who hasn't used Terminal with any regularity in eight years, and even then wasn't very proficient using the command line? 2) If gmvault is the only option, or the most accessible option, can someone explain very clearly how to run it? I am unable to successfully follow the instructions on the gmvault website--they seem to assume that I'll intuit some necessary steps, when I actually need every step laid out for me.
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 12, 2014 - 13 answers

iOS IMAP app with selective notifications?

Is there an iOS IMAP app with selective notifications? I'm trying to move away from gmail and also perhaps Ultimate Notifier. [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Google: the evil hour cometh. Looking for a new webmail provider.

So how evil is gmx.com? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Should I stay with Gmail?

I have a silly personal email that I've used over the years, but I'm wondering if it makes sense to switch from Gmail to another email provider or possibly Google Apps under my own domain. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jul 9, 2013 - 14 answers

The art of the double delete with mac mail and gmail

Mac Mail Filter: So I've added Gmail to my list of accounts. But when I delete a message on the inbox, lower down, in the IMAP folders, it doesn't delete there. Why not? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Google, you creep show

Gmail just asked me if I wanted to import all my mail from another email account of mine. How can I figure out if I've ever told Gmail I own this account? Or is this just google being creepy as hell again? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Feb 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Using Imap to forward GMail to Apple Mail, but outgoing messages are landing in [Imap]/Drafts folder

I am using IMAP to forward GMail to Apple Mail, but outgoing messages keep landing in a folder called [Imap]/Drafts instead of sending. Why? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Jul 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Need help managing multiple Send As addresses in Outlook

Setting up multiple "Send As" addresses in Outlook (2011 for Mac) [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jan 26, 2011 - 0 answers

I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it?

I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it? [Details inside-- this one's a detective story] [more inside]
posted by stilly on Oct 28, 2010 - 78 answers

Gmail, iPhone, and IMAP woes.

As of a week or so ago, I'm unable to check my gmail account on my iPhone using IMAP. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

The perfect (G)mail-on-iPhone solution?

What is your preffered Gmail on iPhone (& Mac) solution? IMAP vs. webmail solutions + todo/marking options. [more inside]
posted by Think [Instrumental] on Oct 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Gmail won't send or receive mail on my iPhone.

Why won't Gmail work on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Feb 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Sync 2 IMAP Servers?

How do I sync two IMAP folders? I currently use Gmail for all my e-mail (personal & work). I currently have about 4,000+ messages archived in Gmail and I'll continue to add 300-500 per month. I also have a IMAP account with my webhost and I was wondering if there was any type of application or script that would connect to the Gmail IMAP servers and backup/sync all of my mail so I know that in addition to being in Gmail's cloud....it is also on my IMAP server in case something happens. Thoughts?
posted by 4chrisd on Sep 6, 2009 - 4 answers

I tried to be good and it went bad: help me recover my Gmail from the clutches of my computer.

After reading this AskMe, I decided to use Mac's Mail program to keep copies of my messages on my gmail account on my computer. However, I wanted to use the "IMAP" option to keep copies of all my mail both on the web, in gmail, and on my computer, in Mac Mail. Instead, something else happened and now I'm in trouble. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Time outs sending emails to gmail using IMAP

How do I stop Outlook / Thunderbird timing out when pushing emails to Gmail via IMAP? [more inside]
posted by charlie7691 on May 4, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I get Mail and Gmail working for me?

I'm using Gmail with IMAP, and Mail.app (and an iPhone, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter for these purposes). How can I erase the old messages in the "Sent" folder on my desktop app without erasing them on Gmail? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

How to sanely migrate email messages from Apple's Mail.app to Google Apps' GMail

How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jan 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Whats the best desktop client to use for multiple Gmail accounts?

Whats the best desktop client to use for multiple Gmail accounts? [more inside]
posted by jeffderek on Sep 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to put my personal e-mail?

What should I use for personal e-mail over IMAP? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Aug 29, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me use GMail Better

My company recently switched from a standard POP mail server to having GMail as our MX server and hosting all our business accounts. Overall the benefits are quite positive, but I'm having some usage issues that bug me. Can you help me use gmail better? Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Yes, I know I sent that email four seconds ago...

Gmail IMAP + Thunderbird: I set up Thunderbird as my email client last week, and everything has been smooth sailing until today. When I opened T-bird, every email I've ever written was in my Inbox! Please make it stop! [more inside]
posted by freudenschade on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you tunnel via SSH to access Gmail via IMAP in Outlook when the ports are blocked?

I like to think of myself as somewhat of a power user when it comes to mail servers, SSH, Gmail, and Outlook, but this one has me stumped! I use Outlook for both work and personal e-mail, but while on the network at work our ports are pretty locked down. How might I access my Gmail account via IMAP in Outlook while on a locked-down network? Ports 25, 110, 143, 587, 993, etc., are all blocked. In order to access personal e-mail, I connect via SSH (PuTTY) to my DreamHost mail server and tunnel POP/SMTP (ports 110 and 25) traffic over that SSH session. Is there any way I could use that SSH connection to tunnel to Gmail's servers for IMAP access as well? If not using that tunnel, is there another way? I can access Gmail through a web browser, but my objective is to be able to collect all my e-mail in Outlook as well. Thanks!
posted by izicwe on Aug 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Help get my wife's e-mail to the Gmail lifeboat!

Escabechette has years of old e-mail stored on an old school account that's soon going to close. We want to move all this e-mail to her gmail account. Apparently this is now easy because "GMail supports IMAP." But I haven't succeeded in finding instructions (on AskMeFi or elsewhere) which are suitable for someone, like me, who doesn't know what the word "IMAP" means. Is this really easy? And can you explain to this naif how to do it? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jul 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Thunderbird woes.

Thunderbird is messing up my outgoing attachments. Please help. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Feb 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Stop Gmail from downloading All Mail folder

I've been using Mail.app with OS X Leopard as a front end to my Gmail account. And it works great, for the most part. Unfortunately it seems to download both my "Inbox" and also the "All Mail" folder from Gmail. This has the effect of increasing the amount of messages in Mail.app significantly, and I want it to stop. [more inside]
posted by qwip on Jan 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Gmail, IMAP, and Outlook: a ménage à trois of questionable proportions.

Two questions regarding the use of Outlook 2007 and Gmail's IMAP. Here are the questions; detailed explanations inside. -I use Gmail to pull mail and send from two other e-mail accounts. Is there a way to set Outlook up to do the same? -When I open Outlook, it creates a label called "Junk E-mail" in Gmail. Is there a way to stop this? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jan 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Mismarried Mac, Mac, Mac

How can I sync, and keep in sync, my Powerbook G4 (tiger) & Mac Mini (leopard)? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Dec 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Followup Question: Getting popped Yahoo mails back into email account

As a follow up to this question, can I use the following scheme to get all my popped emails back into my Yahoo account? [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Dec 18, 2007 - 0 answers

Pine and gmail together at last

Maybe you can help me figure out my incredibly interesting gmail IMAP vs Pine problem. According to gmail, the only non-label folder you want to really map to a special IMAP folder is the Drafts folder. If you are still with me ... [more inside]
posted by 31d1 on Oct 30, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I integrate e-mail using work and Gmail IMAP?

How do I use Gmail's new IMAP with my existing Exchange e-mail? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

How to fake IMAP access to a Gmail account, with an extra twist?

I manage a small network of users, and currently we are using Google Apps for our domain, and getting mail via POP. I'd very much like to fake IMAP access to Google by creating an intermediary/shadow account (either on our web host, or on our local Apple XServe running OS X 10.4 Server) and configuring it like so: 1. Set Google address to forward automatically to shadow account. 2. Set desktops to check mail through shadow account, but send email through Google's SMTP servers, to keep conversations in tact. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Sep 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Bizarre IMAP mail server setup

I want to run a mail server on my computer so that I can feed email from different POP accounts into an IMAP account. The weird part is I don't care to access by IMAP over the web, but I do want to POP it into GMail. Confused? Me too. [more inside]
posted by BigSky on Jun 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Using gmail as a client for my POP/IMAP email account?

I love Google mail, but I also love my email address. Is there a way I can use gmail as the client for my email (accessible via POP or IMAP) so I can have both?
posted by skryche on Apr 18, 2005 - 12 answers

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