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 -
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 -
I use iMail at work and set up to use that email on Outlook at home. I have preview off at both locations. When I use Outlook, it causes all of the messages that I had marked as "unread" as "read" when I get back to work (even if I didn't even look at it). Strangely, Outlook shows ALL unread in outlook. Long story short, Outlook shows all "unread" (which I can deal with) but iMail then shows everything as "read" when I next open it.
The problem is that I mark messages as unread when I still need to address them. When this happens, I have lose all of my outstanding items. I do not want to use flags. Is there a setting in Outlook that I need to know about?
posted by Snackpants
on Feb 15, 2014 -
How do I check that the mail account I've set up on my iPhone is fetching using IMAP and not Exchange ActiveSync? [more inside]
posted by applesurf
on Feb 9, 2014 -
How can I prevent the default iPhone mail.app from showing ALL my emails in the inbox as well as in their respective folders? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad
on Jan 20, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
I'm trying to use the php imap_search function to collect all of the emails I receive from my business's fulfillment company on a given day. The problem is that I can't seem to get the SEARCH ON to return all of the emails in a day, instead it seems to return all of the emails in a day shifted a few hours. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek
on Mar 11, 2013 -
My online mailbox is full. I want to move some of those messages to a folder on my computer, using Apple Mail in system 10.6.8. There's doesn't seem to be an obvious way to create a new folder in Apple Mail, under the section On My Mac. Can you tell me how to do this? The account is IMAP and private mail service.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on May 28, 2012 -
I need to migrate about 5gb+ of email from the local folders in Thunderbird to IMAP in Thunderbird. There are a lot of folders and a lot of subfolders, and migrating them "manually" has really been a pain in the ass. I've got about a third of the folders over, but I'd love to hear a better solution that will actually keep the folder structure in place correctly, not randomly. Perhaps there's an add-on for this? Cheers.
posted by gman
on May 25, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
Outlook 2010 stops indexing after a certain date in a certain email account. Rebuild indexes, restarting service, does nothing. [more inside]
posted by Mali
on Sep 21, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
Outlook 2010 question: Moving files from one folder to another, I get the unhelpful error message: Cannot move the items. [OK]. But this is not OK. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Sep 4, 2010 -
I would like to have a local mbox or Maildir backup of an IMAP account. I've investigated offlineimap, getmail and imapsync, but none seem quite right. Am I missing something? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by caek
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I newly purchased an iPhone4 on Vodafone in the UK. Gmail email seems to work beautifully, in a "push" fashion. Yahoo email ( a non paid account on yahoo.com) just does not seem to do it in "push" fashion. Email is erratic. This is despite resetting "all settings" and re installing account.
Any solutions guys?
Does anyone know the yahoo IMAP settings, as I am told that solves the problem?
posted by gasrush
on Aug 8, 2010 -
What's the best service to have a bunch of users sign up for email accounts? I'll be teaching an intro to computers (Macs) class, and I'm sure people will want to use email. So, for people who don't already have an email address, I'll go through registering for an email account. But I really want to show them Mail.app so the service should have excellent IMAP support. [more inside]
posted by RandyWalker
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I am looking for an email hosting provider that support IMAP, SSL, and webmail access. I have four (4) domains and each of them has two (2) email accounts associated with them. Some of the features I am looking for are as follows ...
posted by DerekTheGeek
on Jun 8, 2010 -
- SSL access (with properly signed certificate; i.e. no self signed)
- WebMail access
- IMAP IDLE (i.e. Push Email)
- Mobile friendly access
- Use my own domains
I've heard only good things about Tuffmail and Fastmail but I'm looking for recommendations on reliable E-Mail Providers with data centers in more privacy-minded countries (which excludes some parts of Europe and the US). [more inside]
posted by mathiu
on Nov 6, 2009 -
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.
posted by 4chrisd
on Sep 6, 2009 -
Looking for advice on email hosting solutions that can accommodate lots of old email. [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Jun 1, 2009 -
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 -
If I make changes using a command-line utility to an mbox file that is the local cache of an IMAP account, how can I get those changes uploaded to the server? (Mac OS X 10.4, Mail.app, Perl script.) [more inside]
posted by DLWM
on Apr 16, 2009 -
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 -
Does anybody know an IMAP Client that shows email like an IM client? IM client that can display and respond to IMAP-based email? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Where did my email go? Mail.app has lost an important email message that is stuck somewhere in between sending on my end and receiving on the receiver's end. How can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by pised
on Feb 6, 2009 -
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 -
I have an IMAP email folder with about 10,000 messages. Each of the messages has a .jpg image attached. I want to save all of those images into a folder on my hard drive. Any ideas on the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Email Filter: Why aren't I using POP instead of IMAP? Which do you use and why? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Nov 1, 2008 -
At my work, multiple users access a single IMAP account via webmail. Is there any way I can configure my Mail.app so I can use this account without altering the mailbox on the server? I'd like to delete and move messages about on Mail while leaving the emails as they are for everyone else. Thanks!
posted by einekleine
on Oct 12, 2008 -